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For Clinicians & Professionals

For sex therapists and sexual health professionals, staying at the forefront of knowledge and techniques is crucial. This curated list of recommended books serves as a comprehensive guide to expand your expertise, enhance your practice, and deepen your understanding of the diverse dimensions of human sexuality. Whether you're seeking to enrich your therapeutic approaches, explore the latest research, or address unique challenges, these insightful reads are essential companions on your journey to providing exceptional care and support. These recommended books were compiled to empower sex therapists and sexual health professionals to continually expand their knowledge, refine their skills, and provide exceptional care to clients seeking to navigate their sexual journeys with understanding, respect, and empowerment.

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by Stephanie Buehler PsyD CST-S

An indispensable guide for mental health professionals. With clarity and expertise, it equips therapists to address clients' sexual concerns sensitively and effectively, fostering a more comprehensive and empathetic therapeutic approach.

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by Tammy Nelson PhD

Pioneering new techniques, this book empowers therapists to navigate complex sexual and relationship issues, offering practical guidance and innovative approaches that enhance therapeutic outcomes for individuals and couples.

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by Gina Ogden

With neuroscientific insights, Ogden's work enriches sex therapy, providing an integrative framework to explore desire and intimacy, fostering deeper connections and transformative healing for clients.

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 by Peggy J. Kleinplatz

Thought-provoking essays and innovative approaches redefine sex therapy, offering fresh insights and strategies that empower practitioners to address diverse sexual concerns, enriching therapeutic experiences and outcomes.

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by Barry McCarthy

"Sex Made Simple" by Barry McCarthy is an essential resource. With clinical wisdom, it equips therapists to confidently address sexual issues, providing practical strategies that guide clients toward fulfilling intimacy and healthier sexual relationships, enhancing overall well-being and relationship satisfaction.

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by Linda Weiner & Constance Avery-Clark

This illustrated manual skillfully navigates sensate focus techniques, offering therapists a comprehensive resource to enhance intimacy, communication, and sexual connection for couples, facilitating transformative growth within relationships.

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by Wendy Maltz

A compassionate guide for survivors and the professionals who support them. In its 3rd edition, it continues to offer survivors of sexual abuse a pathway to healing, combining insightful guidance and practical tools for reclaiming sexual well-being and creating a fulfilling life beyond trauma.

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by Stephanie Buehler PsyD CST-S

An essential resource for those working with new parents. It adeptly addresses the complexities of sexuality and intimacy, offering therapists practical strategies to support couples through the transformative journey of pregnancy, nurturing healthy relationships and well-being.

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by Choudhury

This book provides insightful perspectives and practical guidance, fostering understanding and empathy while addressing the unique challenges faced by transgender individuals of color, making it an invaluable contribution to inclusive support and advocacy.

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edited by Michelle Vaughan and Theodore R. Burnes

Exploring diverse relationships, identities, and dynamics, this comprehensive guide offers a rich compilation of research and insights. This book is an indispensable resource for understanding, advocating, and practicing consensual non-monogamy in the context of modern relationships and sexualities.

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by Nicolle Zapien, PhD

Grounded in phenomenology, Dr. Zapien delves into the complexities of infidelity, providing therapists with a nuanced framework to navigate this sensitive issue. This insightful book guides practitioners toward compassionate and effective strategies for supporting couples through the challenges of betrayal and rebuilding trust.

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by Douglas Braun-Harvey and Michael A. Vigorito

Challenging conventional notions, this groundbreaking work offers a comprehensive and compassionate approach to understanding and treating problematic sexual behavior (sometimes called sex addiction), empowering therapists with effective strategies and insights for guiding clients toward healthier, more fulfilling lives.

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