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This book focuses on a problem frequently encountered by sex and family therapists, psychologists and primary care physicians: women's sexual desire or lack thereof. The book covers both research and clinical interventions, and outlines factors that contribute to the decline in sexual desire in women of various ages. The text describes therapeutic steps which can be undertaken with the guidance of a therapist or by the woman herself.
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Table of Contents

Background and Explanations.- Influences on Women's Sexual Experiences.- Desire-Phase Problems and the Search for Explanations.- Bio-Ethological and Social-Psychological Explanations.- The Women in Context.- Searching for Sexual Identity.- Symptom Manifestation Within Relationships.- Women's Relationships to Power.- Intra-Personal Considerations Relevant to Sex Therapy.- Toward Resolution.- Developments in Sexology and Sex Therapy.- Cognitive Behavioral Factors Relevant to Treatment.- A Practical Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Approach.- Learning From the Past-Thoughts for the Future.

About the Author

Vera Sonja Maass is a psychologist in private practice as well as a consulting psychologist to the Grey Clinic, Indianapolis, Indiana. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling at University of Missouri-Kansas City and is certified in marriage and family therapy and mental health counseling.

Reviews

From the reviews: "Something of riveting interest in almost every chapter.... vignettes well done and often poignant.... analysis clear and immediately accessible.... a lovely offering." Edward Shorter, Hannah Professor of the History of Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada "I need to know more about the biology of sex, especially in women, and it was that part of Facing the Complexities of Women's Sexual Desire that I found most useful. ... The essence of the book is many brief descriptions of important issues, along with some longer discussions as well. The brief descriptions make this a very readable book ... . Overall, this is a terrific book that is sure to tell the reader new things about women's sexuality." (Russell Eisenman, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 52 (39), 2007)

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