The issue of classification of Sexual Disorders is and will be very controversial. Different schools, backgrounds, experiences in clinical practice, and ways of thinking are main factors. FLASSES was approved after long discussions MDESIII in Belo Horizonte (1982) and then in Guayaquil (1995). This is a behavioral model which describes sexological entities in detail. We believe that this classification is more comprehensive and specific to our field. On the other hand DSM5 presented in San Francisco APA (2013), only describes Sexual Dysfunctions, Gender Disphoria and Paraphilias. We will present a comparaison and pros and contras, in order to clarify some key points.
The clinical practicioner will decide in time what is more useful. There is time to correct any differences in ICD 11, with the WHO classification being presented in 2016. Any classification will be valid, useful, and widely accepted if the principal objectives have clear concepts, communication and promotion with simple media and practice tools, followed by field trails and multicenter research will gain the very difficult task of integration and effectiveness.
As a psychology and medicine student in the sixties and early seventies I realized that sexology was missing in the education and training curriculum for most health professionals. This concern encouraged me to ask my own department and the University of Gothenburg to modify the current curricula making sexology a compulsory subject in the academic training for physicians and psychologists in the first place.
The psychotherapy section of the WPATH Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender and Gender nonconforming People (SOC) is the most obvious component of the SOC that has to do with “heart”, the theme of this conference. Psychotherapy, to be good, requires empathy and imagination, connection and relatedness, and listening to story.
The LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX foundation coordinated an educational project ahead of the Euro 2012 Football Championship in Poland. This preventative and educational program
The medical sexology can be a significant domain for clinical Psychiatry. It is crucial to stress the importance of evaluating sexual life in the clinical global assessment of psychiatric patients/clients: Diagnoses, treatment and quality of their sexual life’s. It is stressed the sexological approach done by the psychiatrists or psychologists in the medical or surgical team in Liaison Psychiatry inside the general hospital.
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