What is Sex Therapy?
Sex therapists use a variety of therapeutic interventions to help clients and couples with sexual problems. The primary intervention that is used by
Alan Kaine is a structured, cognitive-behavioural and skills-oriented treatment program to assist the client to effectively manage thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behaviours associated with his specific sexual problem.
For sexual problems, a therapist must be sensitive and understanding as well as non-judgmental and flexible.
What is the Procedure?
- For general assessment (not court mandated), there will be a minimum of two clinical interviews
- Life History Questionnaire that includes medical, social and sexual history
- Psychometric (psychological) testing: various psychometric inventories depending on the nature and seriousness of the sexual problem.
- Computer analysis of sexual preferences.
- Psychophysiological testing (phallometry and polygraph) if applicable
- Relapse Prevention if applicable
- Risk Assessment if applicable
- For most sexual problems, the treatment plan is to provide short-term psychotherapy
- Long-standing trauma and/or history of sexual deviance, therapy will likely be longer
- Individual and group therapy