Newport Beach, California (PressExposure) August 27, 2013 -- Dr. Stephanie Buehler announces the publication of her new book for psychotherapists everywhere entitled What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know about Sex by Springer Publishing. Unlike edited volumes about sex therapy, this book is a practical guide for psychotherapists who are new to the field, as well as seasoned professionals who seek to fill a skills gap in their knowledge and training.
In short, What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know about Sex is not only a textbook, but a resource that should be on the shelf of every psychologist, social worker, marriage and family therapist, and professional counselor. Physicians, nurses, and physicial therapists who treat sexual problems will also appreciate the book, which is written in an easy to read style.
Dr. Buehler, an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor, begins the book by discussing some of the reasons therapists may hold back from talking about sex with their clients. She writes about human sexuality as it pertains to mental health professionals who treat clients with all kinds of problems, helping them come to terms with their own sexuality.
Next, she provides a complete assessment based on her doctoral dissertation on treating complex problems, as well as over a decade of work as a clinical psychologist. Readers will have access to dozens of questions, which they can refer to whenever they hit a roadblock in treating sexual problems.
Most of the book is then devoted to understanding and treating common and uncommon problems that clients face regarding sexual pleasure and function. There are chapters on male and female sexual problems as well as couples problems. Dr. Buehler also has chapters on LGBTQ issues, sex after cancer, sexuality and reproduction, and even one on helping parents answer their children's questions about sex.
Paul Joannides, author of popular book The Guide to Getting It On, wrote the forward for the book. The book was published in time to be launched at the recent American Psychological Association conference in Hawaii.