Constructing The Sexual Crucible

An Integration of Sexual and Marital Therapy

Table of Contents

  1. Leaving The Promised Land
  2. The Quantum Model of Sexual Function and Dysfunction
  3. Sexual Potential: Actualization of Eroticism and Intimacy
  4. The Quest For Intimacy
  5. A Clinical Model of Intimacy
  6. Constructing the Sexual Crucible
  7. Individual Dimensions of Intimacy and Sexuality
  8. The Dyadic System in Intimacy and Sexuality
  9. The Problem of “Problems of Sexual Desire”
  10. Politics of Sexual Desire and the Nature of Wanting
  11. The Extended Emotional System: Families of Origin
  12. The Extended Emotional System: Lovers and Friends
  13. Inside the Crucible
  14. In Pursuit of Sexual Potential
  15. Uses of Inherent Paradox in Sexual/Marital Therapy
  16. The Therapist’s Involvement in Therapy
  17. Sexuality and Spirituality

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David Schnarch

Constructing the Sexual Crucible is written by award-winning clinical psychologist, and world-renowned relationship expert, Dr. David Schnarch. He has a proven track record for creating innovative therapies and making complex brain science understandable and useful to the general public. His ground-breaking professional contributions have received awards from the American Psychological Association, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and the American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. He is Board Certified in Couple and Family Psychology (ABPP), and his textbook Constructing the Sexual Crucible is used in therapist training programs internationally. His prior books Passionate Marriage and Intimacy & Desire are in constant demand and have been translated in languages around the globe.

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