Summary: The Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals was designed by psychiatric educators to enable all mental health professionals to more skillfully and competently treat the common sexual concerns of those who seek their help. Written with a deliberate personal supervisory style, this text imparts clear and practical guidance about assessing and treating high prevalence problems that quietly abound in all mental health settings. Eminent distinguishe ...show mored clinicians present vivid clinical illustrations, illuminating explanations of their subjects, and solution-focused approaches to providing realistic care. From learning how to take a relevant sexual history to grappling with the uncertainties of how substances of abuse affect sexual function, this comprehensive text will hold readers' hands and stimulate their minds as they rediscover the fascinating clinical intricacies of sexual strivings to love and to be loved.
Dr. Levine, Mrs. Risen, and Dr. Althof have collaboratively provided clinical services for sexual problems, conducted research, written articles, and educated mental health professionals for over 25 years at Case Western Reserve University Department of Psychiatry. They co-direct the Center for Marital and Sexual Health in Beachwood, Ohio. The Handbook of Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals is the culmination of their long partnership. ...show less