Academic journal article Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Quickies: The Handbook of Brief Sex Therapy

Academic journal article Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Quickies: The Handbook of Brief Sex Therapy

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Green, S., & Flemons, D. (2004). Quickies: The handbook of brief sex therapy. New York: W. W. Norton, 252, pp.

If you are looking for something to satisfy your quest to expand your clinical repertoire in sex therapy, Quickies is what you need. This edited book by Shelley Green and Douglas Flemons offers a variety of approaches on both the practice of brief and sex therapy.

This 250 plus page book from cover to cover demonstrates the diversity and brilliance of brief therapists artfully collaborating with clients on sexual problems. It is full of compelling case examples that bring life to the authors' theoretical and philosophical tenets. Throughout the book, the case examples reflect a variety in presenting problems, types of clients, and the intersection of heterosexism and sexuality. The reader who is interested in departing from the practice of traditional sex therapy will find each chapter full of resources and innovative approaches that are systemically grounded. The authors successfully privileged the relational aspects of sexuality over performance, outcome, and technique. …

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