Sexuality: A Biopsychosocial Approach

Author(s) : Chess Denman

Sexuality: A Biopsychosocial Approach

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  • Publisher : Palgrave
  • Published : January 2004
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 92122
  • ISBN 13 : 9780333786482
  • ISBN 10 : 0333786483
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f 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 analyse issues of sexuality and, throughout, therapeutic approaches to sexual problems are presented.

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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'.

Contents:
Introduction
Approaches I - Biology and Sociobiology
Approaches II - Anthropology, Sociology, Feminism
Approaches III - Psychological Approaches
Male and Female Heterosexuality
Lesbians and Gay Men
Transgressive and Coercive Sex
Transgendered People: The Plasticity of Gender
Sexology and Sex Therapy
Sex in the Consulting Room
Conclusion

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

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