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Contemporary Theories and Therapies

Sex Counseling Therapy

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FOUNDER
Alfred Charles Kinsey was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, June 23, 1894. He attended Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine (1914-1916), graduating magna cum laude with a B.S. in biology and psychology. He received his Sc.D. in biology from Harvard University in September 1919, and came to Indiana University as an assistant professor of zoology in August 1920. He established a solid academic reputation for his biology tests and his research in taxonomy and evolution. By 1937, American Men of Science listed him as one of their "starred" scientists. Then in 1938, Kinsey took over coordination of the new marriage course at Indiana University, and soon after began gathering case histories of sexual behavior. In 1940, President Wells gave Kinsey a choice: to continue either with the marriage course or with his sexuality research project. Kinsey and his staff collected over 18,000 interviews, and published Sexual Behavior in the Human Male in 1948 and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female in 1953. He died in 1956 at the age of 62.
 
 
 
DEFINITION/DESCRIPTION

Sex Therapy is a counseling approach that specifically addresses a wide range of problems related to the area of human sexuality. Issues that are relevant for sex therapy include sexual dysfunction (lack of sexual interest or desire, difficulty having an orgasm, painful intercourse, premature ejaculation, impotence, etc.), history of sexual trauma, sexual addiction, problems related to sexual orientation and gender identity, coping with STDs or medical conditions, and lack of emotional intimacy. Sex therapy utilizes sex education, self-awareness exercises, behavioral techniques and homework assignments that are geared to remedy the specific problem being treated. The course of treatment is generally short-term. Anxiety, depression and loss of self-esteem may accompany sexual concerns, and if so, these problems are addressed as well. A couple that is affected by sexual difficulties may benefit from efforts to improve communication. The success of the therapy is usually increased when the patients partner is also involved.

source: http://www.cognitive-therapy-associates.com/therapy/sex-therapy.php

THERAPEUTIC OPTIONS
1. Psychotherapy, education & counseling
2. Drug therapy
* Anxiolytics * Antidepressants * Hormones * Vitamins & tonics * ICIVAD
3. Hypnosis/Narcotherapy
4. Yoga
5. Surgery and implants

 source: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/Organizations/healthnet/SAsia/suchana/0719/rh256.html




TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY
As a therapist, Aline Zoldbrod is known for her intelligence, humor, and warmth. In practice for 30 years, she brings her life experience as a woman, wife and mother to the therapy using an involved and active model rather than a clinical, distant approach.

Her treatment philosophy is
*   To be very active in every session:
*   A carefully developed, individualized treatment plan
*   Frequent feedback
*   Concrete help and varied treatment strategies
*   Attention to the relationship
*   A therapist who is emotionally present in the therapy
She works with women and men of all ages and sexual orientations, providing individual, couple, and sexual therapy.

source: http://www.sexsmart.com/aboutdrz.htm

Analysis
 
Sex Counseling Therapy helps a client to open up and see where there sexual troubles are coming from. They may be able to realize that something from the past is making them do whatever it is that they are doing at this particular time in their life. This is very effective in the social work practice; it may be an underlying problem for a client, and other problems just happen to center around it.

Keosha Smith * Social Work 355 * Fall 2005