© 1991

Psychosexual Therapy

A Cognitive-Behavioural Approach


Part of the Psychology and Health Series book series (PSHS, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Susan H. Spence
    Pages 1-12
  3. Susan H. Spence
    Pages 13-52
  4. Susan H. Spence
    Pages 53-78
  5. Susan H. Spence
    Pages 79-114
  6. Susan H. Spence
    Pages 243-281
  7. Susan H. Spence
    Pages 282-293
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 294-318

About this book


The increasing number of individuals and couples seeking help for psychosexual difficulties presents a challenge to the helping profes­ sions. Although considerable progress has been made over the past twenty years in the development of therapy approaches, there remains a significant proportion of cases who fail to respond to treatment or whose improvement in sexual functioning is short-lived. It is suggested that such limitations of therapy reflect our lack of understanding of the psychosocial determinants of sexual responding. Whereas the biological determinants are now well understood, much less is known about the psychosocial factors which influence sexual responding. The aim of this book is to examine in depth some of the psychosocial factors which must be considered during the assessment and treatment of psychosexual dysfunction. It has been written for those helping professionals who already have expertise in cognitive­ behavioural assessment and therapy. Although much of the text focuses on practical issues, reference is made to empirical evidence regarding the determinants of sexual functioning and effectiveness of therapy methods. A scientist-practitioner approach is followed wherever possible, combined with practical illustrations from the author's own clinical work.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of SydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Psychosexual Therapy
  • Book Subtitle A Cognitive-Behavioural Approach
  • Authors Susan H. Spence
  • Series Title Psychology and Health Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-412-35450-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4899-3005-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 318
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychotherapy
    Psychotherapy and Counseling
    Cognitive Psychology
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