EP90 Invited Address 08a – Evaluation of a Couple with a Sexual Complaint – Helen Singer Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D. | Instant Download !
The evaluation is the single most important clinical task of therapists who work with sexual problems. That is because accurate assessment is the key to successful treatment, and many unnecessary therapy failures can be traced to inadequate evaluation procedures and to the failure of the therapist to elicit pertinent information. Traditional psychological and psychiatric examinations, which emphasize the childhood roots of sexual problems are not adequate for evaluating sexual disorders. Dr. Kaplan will demonstrate her method of evaluation, which focuses on the patient’s or couple’s current sexual behavior and experience. This, together with historic information, provides the information required for understanding the dynamics of the dysfunction and for formulating a rational treatment plan.
- To demonstrate an interview technique for eliciting sensitive sexual information
- To demonstrate engagement of a couple with a sexual complaint