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Talking Back to Sexual Pressure
     

Talking Back to Sexual Pressure

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by Elizabeth Powell
 
Provides specific skills for women and men, on how to assert and protect their sexual rights using everyday language. Empowers readers with options of what to say to explain their sexual limits, how to respond to persuasion or harassment, and how to avoid sexually transmitted disease. Helps readers examine their own distortions that may make them sexually vulnerable.

Overview

Provides specific skills for women and men, on how to assert and protect their sexual rights using everyday language. Empowers readers with options of what to say to explain their sexual limits, how to respond to persuasion or harassment, and how to avoid sexually transmitted disease. Helps readers examine their own distortions that may make them sexually vulnerable. Explains how to protect sexual privacy in cyberspace, rape prevention for men and women, how to recognize a potential acquaintance rapist, and how to spot unethical “helping” professionals. Clarifies the effects of alcohol and other risk-triggers. Presents methods of responding to dysfunctional sexual messages in the media. Lists resources for help.

Editorial Reviews

Author, Changepower! - Meg Selig, LPC, NCC
“… by far the best book available on assertiveness in sexual and dating situations. I chose it as the text for several college classes, and my students invariably gave it an A+ rating. Despite the seriousness of the subject, the book entertains as well as enlightens, with thought-provoking and even hilarious scripts about typical blunders--and how to set things right by being direct and honest.
On Campus with Women - Assn. of American Colleges
“Appropriate for both teens and adults, this guide offers rules, facts, and practical dialogues to help increase sexual assertiveness.”
Wilson Library Bulletin - Wilson Library
“…likely to find a diverse and willing audience…, the book provides advice for teenage and adult male and female potential victims…. Step-by-step instructions and practical exercises for improving sexual communication skills.
The Webb Report, a Newsletter on Sexual Harassment - Susan Webb
“Ms. Powell’s book is an excellent resource—a thorough and complete “how-to-handle these situations” manual. Comprehensible, readable, and practical.”

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016028255
Publisher:
Elizabeth Powell
Publication date:
01/24/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
368 KB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Powell, M.S., M.A., is a clinical psychologist who specializes in how to be assertive using informal language. Her major life passion, as she explains it, is “to teach everyone the coping skills we all wish we had learned in high school.” She was Professor of Psychology at St. Louis Community College for many years, where she taught Human Sexuality, Child Development, and the Psychology of Coping Strategies, a course she designed. She also founded their AIDS Task Force. She was twice given the Master Teacher award by the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development. Her background includes internships in clinical psychology and family systems therapy. Trained in psychodrama and role play, she enjoys using humor, as when her male students role-played on a national teleconference showing how to resist locker room pressure to brag about sex on a date. Powell also writes for children, where she sneaks in some coping skills whenever possible.

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Talking Back to Sexual Pressure 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Serides More than 1 year ago
If sexual pressure is something you or someone you love has experienced (and who hasn't) and you wish you had more tools to handle it, this is the book for you. This book is packed with information and examples that helped me not only learn how to respond to sexual pressure, but also define my current attitudes and beliefs about sex.  The author unflinchingly, and in a style that’s down to earth, covers topics that most of us don’t really let ourselves consider because sexual pressure is not usually talked about openly and sanely. I wish I had been in one of Elizabeth Powell’s courses when I was young. The examples she uses from her classes let me put myself right in tough situations. I could follow along and imagine how I might react now, and how I could learn to respond in a way that was more true to my real thoughts and feelings.  I highly recommend this book.