Narrative Sex Therapy

SKU# 9780826131324

Using Patients' Stories to Inform Practice

Author: Daniel N. Watter EdD



Written by a leader in sex therapy education and practice, this unique text enriches sex therapy trainees with over a dozen detailed clientnarratives—among the most powerful teaching tools for clinicians in training—that address a variety of sexual difficulties and dysfunctions, along with thetreatment approach taken by an expert clinician. Treatment strategies incorporate relational, cognitive-behavioral, and existential approaches, making thisan effective teaching tool for therapists using a variety of therapeutic orientations. Designed for the therapist in training, these narratives emphasizeboth the client’s perspective and the clinician’s response. They describe a variety of treatment dilemmas and decisions, providing a full, nuanced view ofeach individual case.

Difficulties regarding sexual functioning for both men and women are covered along with couple concerns such as infidelity and discrepancies in sexualdesire between partners. Also addressed are difficulties faced by survivors of sexual abuse and assault, clients with uncontrollable sexual behaviors, andcouples in LGBT relationships. The book’s use of long-form narratives as a teaching tool and the integration of existential, relational, andcognitive-behavioral approaches to therapy make this book an ideal text for courses in counseling and therapy for sexual issues in marriage and familytherapy, counseling and psychology training programs, and interdisciplinary programs in human sexuality and sexuality education.

Key Features:

  • Presents real-life long-form narratives describing a variety of sexual difficulties and dysfunctions
  • Provides expert treatment strategies incorporating relational, cognitive-behavioral, and existential approaches
  • Reflects current understanding of and professional standards for treating sexuality issues, including DSM-5 diagnoses and current ethics codes
  • Covers a wide range of issues and client types
  • Written by a noted leader in sex therapy education and practice

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 15, 2018
  • Page Count 224
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826131324

About The Author(s) 

Daniel N. Watter, EdD, is a licensed psychologist and marital and family therapist, as well as a certified sex therapist. He is a founding partner of the Morris Psychological Group, PA, a multi-specialty psychological group in Parsippany, NJ. In addition, he is the Co-Director of the HallWatter Institute, a training institute that focuses on providing continuing education in sex therapy. Dr. Watter has also held several faculty appointments: Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson, Drew, and Seton Hall Universities; Clinical Instructor of OB/GYN and Women’s Health at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Watter is a member of the medical staff of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, and serves on the Medical Center’s Ethics Committee. A frequent lecturer on topics related to human sexuality, Dr. Watter has authored or co-authored several professional articles and book chapters, including publications in The Journal of Marital and Sex Therapy, Journal of Ethics in Mental Health, and Sexual and Relationship Therapy. He is the coauthor of two editions of the textbook Health Counseling: A Microskills Approach For Counselors, Educators, And School Nurses. Currently, Dr. Watter is the President of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) and a member of the Ethics Committee of The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT.)