Coming out of the Sex Therapy Closet: Using Experiential Psychotherapy with Sexual Problems and Concerns
Kleinplatz, Peggy J., American Journal of Psychotherapy
Mahrer's Experiential Psychotherapy provides a valuable alternative to conventional sex therapy with individuals and couples. Experiential Psychotherapy uses the sexual complaint as it would any situation or scene described at the outset of therapy, as an entry point to the client's deeper experiencing. Several of the advantages of the methods employed are listed. Specifically, the ways in which Experiential Psychotherapy is ideally suited to dealing with forbidden, haunting, and disturbing sexual feelings, fantasies, and urges are highlighted. Clinical illustrations are presented of experiential dream work with a sexual assault survivor and of a couple referred for treatment of his …
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Publication information: Article title: Coming out of the Sex Therapy Closet: Using Experiential Psychotherapy with Sexual Problems and Concerns. Contributors: Kleinplatz, Peggy J. - Author. Journal title: American Journal of Psychotherapy. Volume: 61. Issue: 3 Publication date: July 1, 2007. Page number: 333+. © American Journal of Psychotherapy 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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