Academic journal article Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Case Studies in Sex Therapy

Academic journal article Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Case Studies in Sex Therapy

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Rosen, R., & Leiblum, S. (Eds.) (1995). Case studies in sex therapy. New York: Guilford, 400 pp., no price.

In their latest edited book, Case Studies in Sex Therapy, Rosen and Leiblum have pooled authors from their previous works to create an edited book of case studies. This book not only demonstrates authors' knowledge of specific issues; it also highlights their personalities. Case Studies in Sex Therapy is an interesting collection of cases with a variety of outcomes. Although many of the chapters deal with common sexual issues handled through standard theories and techniques, other chapters may range from "World's toughest case solved by a brilliant clinician" to "This was an interesting case, but no matter what I did they did not change."

Case Studies in Sex Therapy is divided into three sections by diagnostic groupings. The first section contains ten cases with varying types and severity of sexual desire disorders. Several of these cases focus on real-life issues such as "desire disparity" and the sexual difficulties of adult survivors of abuse. The second section includes eight chapters on sexual performance problems. Again, the specific cases are quite varied with issues such as: vaginismus, premature ejaculation, surgery and sex therapy, and critical and demanding sex partners. …

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