"This manual is an important addition to the field of understanding and working with human sexuality. It is highly relevant to the sexuality of today as it is expressed and communicated globally." - Jan Burns, from the Foreword
"...provides a comprehensive and intelligible presentation of the complexity and diversity of sexuality that will benefit clinicians in training, educators, and practicing therapists." - Sarah B. Woods, Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy
"This excellent resource will quickly become a solid favourite among trainers. Its easily accessible style, comprehensive coverage of sexuality issues, and range of practical exercises designed to foster self-reflection and awareness will make it a resource to which professionals turn with remarkable regularity." - Hannah Frith, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Brighton, UK
"Sex is everywhere - the media, advertising and the internet... It may be everywhere, but sex and sexuality are rarely discussed in such a useful way. With its copious references, resource dictionary and case exercises, this book deserves to become a well-used resource for trainees, experienced practitioners and trainers alike." - Rosalind Hewitt, Therapy Today, May 2010
"If you, as a trainer or trainee, are looking for a resource that will provide you with practical knowledg, awareness and understanding of sex and sexuality in today's world, steer you in the direction of more indepth reading, provoke and challenge your own personal values around sex and sexuality, this book will not disappoint!" - Laura McAuley & Roshan das Nair, Psychology of Sexualities Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2010
About the Author
Catherine Butler is a Principal Clinical Psychologist, trainer and systemic psychotherapist in Adult Primary Care Psychology in City and Hackney Community Health Services.
Amanda O' Donovan is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in sexual health and HIV at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London.
Elizabeth Shaw is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in sexual health and HIV at St Ann's Hospital, London.