The Psychotherapeutic Session

Authored by: Helen Singer Kaplan

The New Sex Therapy

Print publication date:  December  1974
Online publication date:  October  2013

Print ISBN: 9780876300831
eBook ISBN: 9780203727317
Adobe ISBN: 9781135821364

10.4324/9780203727317.ch13

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Abstract

The Sexual Tasks are essential ingredients of sex therapy. However, I believe they are of limited value unless they are conducted within a rational psychotherapeutic context. On the other hand, by itself psychotherapy is a relatively ineffective or at best slow method of treating the sexual dysfunctions. However, when the two modalities are used in combination, when sexual exercises are combined with psychotherapy conducted with skill and sensitivity, psychotherapy becomes immensely important and, in fact, is indispensable to the success of the new sex therapy.

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