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A Biopsychosocial Approach

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Chess Denman
    Pages 1-9
  3. Chess Denman
    Pages 10-36
  4. Chess Denman
    Pages 98-130
  5. Chess Denman
    Pages 131-168
  6. Chess Denman
    Pages 169-197
  7. Chess Denman
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  8. Chess Denman
    Pages 251-280
  9. Chess Denman
    Pages 281-307
  10. Chess Denman
    Pages 308-330
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 331-368

About this book


Of interest to psychotherapists and counsellors of all kinds, this text describes key issues and controversies in human sexuality as they present in therapy practice. The author uses the biopsychosocial approach to human behaviour to analyze sexual behaviour, object choice, transgendered experience, sexual problems, transgressive sex and sex therapy. Issues of sexuality in the consulting room, including transference and countertransference, are discussed and, throughout, therapeutic approaches to sexual problems are presented. The human capacity for inventive imagining is presented as an important force for beneficial change and, in relation to sexuality, discussed in terms of the 'erotic imagination'.


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About the authors

DR CHESS DENMAN is Consultant Psychotherapist and Head of Psychotherapy at Addenbrookes Hospital, and Associate Clinical Lecturer, University of Cambridge and Associate Lecturer, Unviersity of East Anglia.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sexuality
  • Book Subtitle A Biopsychosocial Approach
  • Authors Chess Denman
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2004
  • Publisher Name Red Globe Press, London
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-78648-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-00606-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 384
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Psychotherapy and Counseling
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