Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders: Current Research

Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-038X

John W. Robinson

  • Review Article
    Back to the Basics: Origins of Sex Therapy, Sexual Disorder and Therapeutic Techniques
    Author(s): Lauren M. Walker and John W. RobinsonLauren M. Walker and John W. Robinson

    The development of sex therapy and the conceptualization of sexual disorders began with psychoanalytic underpinnings prior to 1960, and flourished with the development of specific behavioral therapeutic techniques presented by Masters and Johnson in1966 and 1970. Building upon these approaches, Helen Singer Kaplan integrated these two prominent movements with her book, The New Sex Therapy in 1974. During the 1970s, other techniques emerged for the treatment of sexual disorders including Gestalt, Rational Emotive and Humanistic Therapies. The progression and development of these theoretical orientations are presented in the current paper. The sexual revolution of the 1960s to 1970s prompted a prolific development of sex therapies, ranging from those that focus on disorder as a deviation from the ‘normal’ sexual response, to those therapies that aim at improving the sexual a.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-038X.1000109

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