What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex, Second Edition

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What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex, Second Edition

SKU# 9780826174444

Author: Stephanie Buehler PsyD, CST-S



Praise for the First Edition:

“[This] is a readable and comprehensive book that serves as a landmark resource on sexuality for all mental health professionals.”—Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy

“Stephanie Buehler has crafted one of the most informative and comprehensive books on treating sexual concerns.”—Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy

“…Provides a framework to expand upon the reader’s current knowledge of sexual issues with diverse populations. Moreover, it serves as a guide containing techniques for mental health professionals to utilize in their future work with clients.”—The Professional Counselor

The second edition of this acclaimed guide to understanding sexuality and working with clients on sexuality issues is extensively updated to reflect recent scientific, practice, and social developments in the field. It provides updated information on relevant disorders in the DSM-5, new theoretical approaches, new pharmacological treatments, updated information on STDs, new understandings of transgender individuals, the impact of same-sex marriage laws, controversies over sex addiction, and much more. Chapters are enhanced with the addition of new take-away points, additional worksheets, and a glossary. Additionally, the book’s updated instructor package includes sample syllabus and additional case studies, PowerPoints, quiz questions, suggested assignments, and worksheets and client handouts that can be put to use immediately.

Distinguished by an easy-to-read, down-to-earth approach, the text provides plentiful information, tools, and exercises to increase the confidence and comfort of both trainee and experienced mental health professionals treating sexual issues. Based on the premise that the therapist must be comfortable with his or her own sexuality in order to provide effective treatment, the book discusses the characteristics of healthy sexuality for both client and therapist and addresses issues of discomfort that may arise for the therapist.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Sexual and other disorders in DSM-5
  • New understandings of sexual identity and fluidity, including transgender
  • Legal status of same-sex marriage
  • New pharmacological treatments for sexual issues
  • New methods of sexological research
  • Updated and expanded coverage of assessment tools
  • Mindfulness interventions
  • Increased coverage of treatments for male- and female-specific issues
  • New couples therapy models
  • Treatment for survivors of sexual abuse, including military sexual trauma
  • STIs and STDs
  • Treatments for cancer survivors, including prostate cancer
  • Expanded discussion of interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Controversies and debates on sex addiction
  • Ethical practice

Key Features:

  • Delivers accessible, practical information for students and novice clinicians
  • Stresses the importance of comfort with sexuality for clinicians
  • Includes clinician and client worksheets to enhance practice
  • Provides self-reflective questions, take-away points, practice vignettes, sample dialogues, and additional resources
  • Includes a robust instructor package with PowerPoints and instructor’s guide with additional case studies

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 28, 2016
  • Page Count 360
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826174444