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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Constructing the Sexual Crucible: An Integration of Sexual and Marital Therapy 4. By integrating individual, sexual and marital therapies, this study attempts to provide a fresh look at the nature of intimacy and the diverse barriers to eroticism in marriage. The author refutes the common focus on sexual technique, calling instead for an emphasis on sexual potential.
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Ground-breaking look into sexual dysfunction as an emotional intimacy matter, of the self-differentiation of the dyadic partners. The insightful and detailed opus demonstrated a shift away from over-assigning such dysfunction to somatic causation and treatment with pharmaceutical drugs, or other means. Very important is this book is not about simply the act of sex. Schnarch wisely treats how sexuality is often a defense against intimacy.
Likewise, such intimacy ineptness eventually causes sexual Ground-breaking look into sexual dysfunction as an emotional intimacy matter, of the self-differentiation of the dyadic partners.
Likewise, such intimacy ineptness eventually causes sexual problems in a dyad, if person remains committed long enough that the Constructing the sexual crucible act opens beyond having sex to sharing sex as emotional-spiritual intimacy with other and self.
The author provides theory and, also, examples of casework in assisting couples to enlarge the range of freedom in sexual expression within the dyad. The author empowers each person, by the self of either choosing this expansion for himself or herself, and not waiting for common agreement in this matter. Each partner, for self-differentiatian, necessarily Constructing the sexual crucible make the choice for self, not merely or mainly to please the other. Each partner is responsible for his or her sexual enjoyment.
This serves to encourage mutuality in the expansion both of emotional and sexual maturation. This work was used as a textbook in my counseling training in medical school, and is not a light read, yet a helpful work to explore sexuality as an expression of emotional, even according to the author, spiritual intimacy.
He does not differentiate the two. The latter the author supports by reference to the highly sexualized within Hinduism. Of import in this book's orientation, however, is absence of a negation that at times sexual dysfunction may be somatically based, so more than a symptom. If one is not comfortable with talk about sex, Schnarch might be difficult to read.
His style is straight-forward, his language at times course. Reading him is itself an education in getting more in touch with the sexual beings we are and the joy of intimacy, via sexual expression and otherwise. Feb 16, Drew rated it liked it. Not something I would suggest to others really.
It is a class assigned reading. This author seems to get his kicks by making the reader feel stupid. Who has time to read each sentence 5 times for meaning? Jul 13, Elizabeth L rated it liked it.
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David Schnarch is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified sex therapist, and author of numerous books and articles on intimacy, sexuality, and relationships. His book Passionate Marriage is a perennial bestseller, offering the general public his revolutionary approach in a pragm David Schnarch is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified sex therapist, and author of numerous books and articles on intimacy, sexuality, and relationships.
His book Passionate Marriage is a perennial bestseller, offering the general public his revolutionary approach in a pragmatic and easy-to-understand form. Books by David Schnarch. Trivia About Constructing the No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Written almost 20 years ago, Constructing the Crucible: An Integration of Sexual & Marital Therapy (CTSC) continues to be required.
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