This paper examines factors related to sexual dysfunction in women, as well as a screening tool to assess for these factors. In addition, it considers the evidence for various psychological interventions.
Method: The most effective strategies used to treat female sexual dysfunction are Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Couple Therapy and Mindfulness. Three studies are presented that evaluated the effectiveness of these approaches for women who experienced a range of sexual dysfunctions.
Results: The results demonstrated that there was a high level of comorbidity in the frequency of sexual dysfunction among women. Cognitive Behavior Therapy that uses mindfulness techniques and focuses on both partners is most effective in addressing female sexual problems. It also improves the sexual function of the male partner.
Conclusion: This consultation of studies demonstrates that psychological treatment of female sexual dysfunction is effective in improving the functioning of both the female and male partner, and that there is also an increase in the relationship quality of the couple, as a result of this sex therapy.
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent