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Dr. Britton's humanity and humor shine through as she provides readers with a clear understanding of this innovative self-improvement tool. -- Janice M. Epp, Ph.D., Clinical Sexologist, Dean of Curriculum Development, The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco

There is a great deal of good information in this volume… [a] pragmatic and unique book. -- Stephanie Buehler, PHD, Contemporary Sexuality

About the Author

Patti Britton, Ph.D., is a clinical sexologist and is certified by The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists as a sexuality educator. She is also the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Sensual Massage.
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Product Details

  • Series: Norton Professional Books
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (April 17, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393704513
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393704518
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #746,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J. Winn on September 24, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Patti Britton's "The Art of Sex Coaching: Expanding Your Practice", invites coaches and clinicians alike to recognize the importance of discussing the sexual concerns and experiences of client's in an open, supportive and non-judgmental manner. Dr. Britton provides detailed descriptions, and causes, of common sexual complaints presented by both single and coupled men and women, while offering sound interventions to remedy these complaints based on her MEBES (Mind, Emotion, Body, Energy and Spirit) coaching model. It was also refreshing to see that Dr. Britton included a chapter that specifically addresses the sexual concerns of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trangendered individuals and couples.

The Art of Sex Coaching also draws from the work of several other sexuality expects such as Betty Dodson, and Joseph Kramer among others, and invites the reader to develop a framework for intervention that best fits their own style of working with people seeking assistance in addressing sexual concerns. Britton also draws limits between what her model can and cannot do, recommending that those who practice coaching be cognizant of the distinction between coaching related to sex and sexuality, and sex therapy.

For clinicians who do not normally work with issues of sex and sexuality, it's important to understand that some of the suggestions provided in "The Art of Sex Coaching", may raise some anxiety, such as when Britton discuses taking a field trip with a client to a sex shop, or when she is discussing "hands on" vs "hands off" models of sex coaching. However, the information provided in Britton's work is easily adaptable to any out patient therapy setting and within the ethical framework adhered to by the clinician. Besides - if one only reads materials that are comfortable, one never has the opportunity to use discomfort to grow. Overall "The Art of Sex Coaching: Expanding Your Practice"- is packed with information and well worth the read!
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This book was so wonderful in helping me define my work as a sex and intimacy coach. It took a very broad brush approach and probably a book could have been written on each of her chapters but it was also wonderful to have so much information and so many references in one easy place. I'm sure I'll return to it many times throughout my work.
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By Moon on November 18, 2012
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I loved this book. When I thought I wanted to go into sex coaching this book was an amazing tool in showing me how that can happen. I actually signed up for Dr. Patti's courses, and although I later discovered I wanted to be a sexuality educator this woman and her book are both amazing tools for tapping into others challenges and assisting them in healing. I find Dr. Patti and Dr. Robert Dunlap to be a couple that offers much light and amazing expertise to the world and field of sexuality on multiple levels! Check out the book, there were parts that changed my life personally and their school SCU! If you want to enter in the field of sexuality you won't be disappointed!
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This book is a must read not just for coaches and other professionals in the field of helping others but a great book for those who want to help themselves in their quest for a more fulfilling and satisfying sex life.
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I heartily concur that coaches and other helping professionals need to be able to work on their clients whole lives..sex certainly being a part of that. I'm always astonished when coach says "oh that's not something I ever discuss with clients." My experience is that it comes up at least 30% of the time in some Context.

I did want to make an important correction though. Tolerations and the style of coaching attributed to Cheryl, were actually part of the coaching curriculum designed by Thomas Leonard, founder of Coach U and still taught there today. Cheryl was one of Thomas's early students.
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By gaylyn on April 6, 2013
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This is a wonderful, thorough book about the art of sex coaching. Very in-depth and broad.
I highly recommend this book. Her style is also delightful to experience.
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This a very good book. i has answers to all your questions. i thought i will never find a book like Venus and Mrs on Bed. i finally found one.
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This book has really helped me open up my practice!! It's a tone of information, and it's true too. !
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