The second edition of this acclaimed guide to understanding sexuality and working with clients on sexuality issues is extensively updated to reflect recent scientific, practical, 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. 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. Sold by: Amazon. Although sexual issues frequently arise in therapeutic practice, mental health professionals are often uncomfortable and poorly equipped to address them.
Publication date: October This was the question that prompted Stephanie Theobald to leave a long-term relationship behind in the UK and set off on a road trip across America in search of her vanished sex drive. But her ultimate mentor was an eighty-five-year-old rock star feminist who suggested that masturbation might be the royal road to female self-discovery. What started as a search for the ultimate auto-erotic experience became a fantastic voyage into her own body.
Stephanie Mitelman Bercovitch born February 25, is a sex education and family life education professor, public speaker, entrepreneur, sex educator, and author specializing in special education , particularly for youth with autism spectrum disorders. Bercovitch is currently the only sex educator in Montreal certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. Mitelman taught a graduate course at McGill University in the department of Educational Counselling and Psychology for 17 years. Mitelman was nominated for a Teaching Award in Excellence, as well as the First Tracks Award for Innovation in Sexology for her work in making sex ed accessible for people on the autism spectrum. Bercovitch founded Sexpressions in , which became Sex Ed Mart in