Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

LoPiccolo, Joseph

  • Jennifer LitnerEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_673


Dr. Joseph LoPiccolo has been one of the most significant clinical psychologists and researchers in the field of couple and sex therapy, with a particular focus on female sexual response. LoPiccolo has coauthored a book and many other publications in highly reputable professional journals. LoPiccolo currently resides in Columbia, Missouri, with his wife. In his free time, LoPiccolo enjoys spending time with his family, reading, hiking, and outdoor wildlife photography (a recent interest that developed after retiring from SCUBA diving and underwater photography).


In 1965 LoPiccolo received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) majoring in psychology with a focus on research. As an undergraduate student, he worked with physical psychologist Richard E. Whalen, conducting research on the effects of estrogen on pregnant rats.

LoPiccolo went on to attend graduate school at Yale University earning his PhD in psychiatry. He had an...

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  1. Heiman, J., & LoPiccolo, J. (1987). Becoming orgasmic: A sexual and personal growth program for women (Rev Exp edition). Fireside. ISBN 978-0671761776.Google Scholar
  2. Heiman, J., LoPiccolo, L., & LoPiccolo, J. (1976). Becoming orgasmic: A sexual and personal growth program for women. Prentice-Hall. ISBN 978-0130726520.Google Scholar
  3. Lobitz, W. C., & LoPiccolo, J. (1972). New methods in the behavioral treatment of sexual dysfunction. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 3(4), 265–271.  https://doi.org/10.1016/0005-7916(72)90047-X.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. LoPiccolo, J., & LoPiccolo, L., (Eds.) (1978). Handbook of sex therapy. Plenum Press. ISBN 978-0-306-31074-4.

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