The practice of sex therapy is unique and goes beyond what happens in a session. Although “homework” is a standard part of sex therapy, clinicians often find their bag of tools woefully light and outdated in this regard. Despite our understanding of human sexuality having evolved considerably since Masters and Johnson, most of the homework we give clients originated from them. Take sex therapy interventions into the 21st century. You’ll discover:
- The latest science of sexual desire—including spontaneous vs. responsive desire—and specific interventions to address lack of desire or a couple’s desire discrepancy
- How to assess for other common sexual problems through a biospsychosocial lens—including erectile disorder, premature ejaculation, and sexual pain and orgasm issues in women—specific interventions that target them
- How to track and modify the homework throughout the sex therapy process using data and feedback from clients
Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT, is a sex therapist and NYT bestselling author of numerous books, including She Comes First. He writes for CNN and teaches and supervises at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in NYC.