The first of its kind, this book applies existential principles to sexual problems, providing clinicians with the tools to understand male sexuality more deeply.
Alighting from the existential psychotherapy tenets of Irvin D. Yalom, Watter introduces the notion that the penis is a conduit for male emotion, and hence regulates their ability to form and experience intimate relationships. Subsequent chapters explore an existential view of male sexual dysfunction, non-sexual trauma, hypersexuality, changing bodies through illness, age, and injury, and examines badly behaved men to understand the meaning of certain behaviors.
This book will be an invaluable resource for sex therapists, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and social workers in practice and in training, assisting them to develop the therapeutic skills that will improve their understanding of men's psychological experience.
About the Author
Daniel N. Watter has been a practising clinical and forensic psychologist and certified sex therapist for over 35 years. He is the past president of The Society for Sex Therapy and Research.