Sexuality and Sex Therapy
Sexuality and Sex Therapy
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  • Length: 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 6 × 9 in
  • Published: February 25, 2025
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: A1097
  • ISBN: 9781514010976

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A Comprehensive Survey of Human Sexuality from a Christian Perspective

The field of human sexuality is one of ever-increasing complexity, particularly for Christian therapists and psychologists seeking to be faithful to Scripture, informed by science, and sensitive to culture. In Sexuality and Sex Therapy, Mark Yarhouse and Erica Tan offer a survey and appraisal of this field from a Christian perspective, grounding sex therapy in the biblical affirmation of physicality and the redemptive purposes of human life.

This second edition

  • Integrates the latest research with a Christian worldview as the authors explore sexual dysfunctions as well as various clinical issues and treatments,
  • Updates key research findings in each chapter, and
  • Addresses more recent societal trends related to gender identity, non-normative sexualities, digital and social media, and other areas of interest.

Not only have Yarhouse and Tan written a standard resource for Christian therapists and counselors, but they also challenge the church to talk more honestly and openly about the blessing of human sexuality.

"Yarhouse and Tan's second edition of Sexuality and Sex Therapy is a must-read for clinicians and students alike. Their Christian and theological approach provides a strong foundation and lens for practical application. Each of the sexual disorders are thoroughly introduced with practical insight and tools for practice. This is a foundational text for both counselors and ministers, especially for those that have not received professional training, as they work with these personal and sensitive issues. I highly recommend this book as required reading for students, new counselors, and ministers."

Corey Gilbert, author of I Can't Say That!: Going Beyond the Talk and I Can't Say That! Parent Workbook, professor of counseling psychology at Corban University, and founder of The HealingLives Center in Salem, Oregon

"This book delivers clarity in a comprehensive manner, the key to a great textbook. The authors again provide both students and practitioners alike a great survey of the topics that affect the sex therapy field and the field itself from a Christian perspective."

Kimberly Lee, licensed marriage and family therapist, certified sex therapist, and owner of the Center for Sexual and Relational Healing
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CONTENTS

Preface

Part 1: Foundational Considerations
1. Sexuality in Theological Perspective
2. Sexuality in Sociocultural Perspective
3. Sexuality in Biological Perspective
4. Sexuality in Clinical Perspective

Part 2: Sexual Disorders
5. Sexual Interest and Arousal Disorders
6. Female Orgasmic Disorder
7. Sexual Pain Disorders
8. Erectile Disorder
9. Premature and Delayed Ejaculation

Part 3: Additional Clinical Presentations
10. The Paraphilias and Paraphilic Disorders
11. Non-normative and Alternative Sexualities
12: Sexual Addiction
12. Sexual Identity Conflicts and Mixed Orientation Couples
13. Gender Dysphoria and Mixed Gender Identity Couples

Part 4: Future Directions
14. Christianity and Sex Therapy

General Index

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Mark A. Yarhouse

Mark A. Yarhouse (PsyD, Wheaton College) is the Dr. Arthur P. Rech and Mrs. Jean May Rech professor of psychology at Wheaton College, where he directs the Sexual and Gender Identity Institute and serves as a core faculty member in the doctoral program in clinical psychology. His books include Understanding Gender Dysphoria, Modern Psychopathologies, and Family Therapies.

Erica S. N. Tan

Erica Tan (PsyD, Regent University) is a licensed psychologist in Oregon and an adolescent and family team member at Portland DBT Institute. In addition, she provides training and consultation in DBT nationally with PDBTI.