Course curriculum

    1. Andersen, B. L., Cyranowski, J. M., & Espindle, D. (1999). Mens sexual self-schema. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 76(4), 645-666.

    2. Arrington, C. L. M., Stephenson, J., & Rothblum, E. D. (2009). Sexual fluidity Understanding womens love and desire. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 13(3), 227-228.

    3. Basson, R. (2001). Human sex-response cycles. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 27, 33-43.

    4. Brandon, M. (2011). The challenge of monogamy Bringing it out of the closet and into the treatment room. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 26(3), 271-277.

    5. Brezsnyak, M., & Whisman, M. A. (2004). Sexual desire and relationship functioning The effects of marital satisfaction and power. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 30(3), 199-217.

    6. Cyranowski, j. M., & Andersen, B. L. (1998). Schemas, sexuality, and romantic attachment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74(5), 1364-1379.

    7. DeLamater, J. D., & Sill, M. (2005). Sexual desire in later life. Journal of Sex Research, 42(2), 138-149.

    8. Domoney, C. (2009). Sexual function in women What is normal_ International Urogynecological Journal, 20, 9-17.

    9. Donahey, K., & Miller, S. (2004). Applying a Common Factors Perspective to Sex Therapy. Psychotherapy in Australia, 11(1), 42-49.

    10. Ferrer, J. N. (2019). From romantic jealousy to sympathetic joy Monogamy, polyamory, and beyond. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 38(1), 185-202.

    11. Findlay, R. (2012). Talking about sex Narrative approaches to discussing sex life in therapy. International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work, 2, 1133

    12. Fisher, R. (2013). The sixteen causes of low sexual desire. Psychotherapy in Australia, 20(1), 44–49.

    13. Giuliano, F., Rampin, O., & Allard, J. (2002). Neurophysiology and pharmacology of female genital sexual response. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 28, 101-121.

    14. Impett, E. A., Strachman, A., Finkel, E. J., & Gable, S. L. (2008). Maintaining sexual desire in intimate relationships The importance of approach goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94(5), 808823.

    15. Kaplan, H. S. (1988). Intimacy disorders and sexual panic states. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 14(1), 3-12.

    16. Levand, M. A., & Zapien, N. (2019). Sexual consent as transcendence A phenomenological understanding. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 38(1), 154-165.

    17. Mansell, D., Salinas, G. D., Sanchez, A., & Abdolrasulnia, M. (2011). Attitudes toward management of decreased sexual desire in premenopausal women. Journal of Alied Health, 40(2), 64-71.

    18. Martin, B. (2021). The wheel of consent chapter 14 in -The art of receiving and giving, The wheel of consent. Luminare Press.

    19. Merhaby, N. (2006). Behind Closed Doors Sex and Culture. Psychotherapy in Australia, 13(1), 12-16.

    20. Rickard-Bell, R. (1990). The Marriage Happiness Pattern. From Loving Sex. Wypikaninkie publications, Sydney.

    21. Rosenberg, J., Rand, M., & Asay, D. (1985). Getting Off Sexuality and Sexual counselling. In Body, self and soul Sustaining integration. Humanics

    22. Ruppel, E. H. (2022). Turning Bourdieu back upon sexual field theory. Sexualities, 25(5-6), 546562. httpsdoi.org10.11771363460720976958

    23. Showers, J., & Laird, M. (1991). Improving knowledge of emergency physicians about child physical and sexual abuse. Pediatric Emergency Care, 7(5), 275-277.

    24. Sims, K. E., & Meana, M. (2010). Why did passion wane_ A qualitative study of married womens attributions for declines in sexual desire. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 36(4), 360-380.

    25. Sutherland, B. (2004). Meeting in love A return to innocence. Living Now.

    26. Thouin-Savard, M. I. (2019). Erotic mindfulness- A core educational and therapeutic strategy in somatic sexology practices. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 38(1), 203–219

    27. Timm, T. M., & Keiley, M. K. (2011). The effects of differentiation of self, adult attachment, and sexual communication on sexual and marital satisfaction A path analysis. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 37(3), 206-223.

    1. Cornell, W. F. (2003). The impassioned body Erotic vitality and disturbance in psychotherapy. British Gestalt Journal, 12(2), 97-104.

    2. Harman, R. L. Gestalt therapy with sexually impotent males A holistic approach. The Gestalt Journal, 2(2), 65-72.

    3. Latner, J. (1998). Sex in Therapy. British Gestalt Journal, 7(2), 136-138.

    4. Philippson, P. (2023). Topics in Gestalt therapy. Paper 9 Sexuality, drive and relationship. Kindle.

    5. Resnick, S. (2004). Somatic-experiential sex therapy A body-centered gestalt approach to sexual concerns. Gestalt Review, 8(1), 4064.

    6. Spagnuolo Lobb, M. (2009). Is oedipus still necessary in the therapeutic room_ Sexuality and love as emerging at the contact-boundary in a situational field. Gestalt Review, 13(1), 47-61.

    1. Althof, S. E., et al. (2010). Psychological and interpersonal dimensions of sexual function and dysfunction. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 7(1), 327-336.

    2. American Psychological Association. (2007). Guidelines for psychotherapy with lesbian, gay, & bisexual Clients. American Psychological Association.

    3. Beres, M. (2010). Sexual miscommunication_ Untangling assumptions about sexual communication between casual sex partners. Culture, Health, & Sexuality An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care, 12(1), 1-14.

    4. Bianchi-Demicheli, F., Cojan, Y., Waber, L., Recordon, N., Vuilleumier, P., & Ortigue, S. (2011). Neural bases of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women An event-related fMRI study. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 8, 2546-2559.

    5. Brennan, D. (2016). The reason why men marry some women and not others. Today.

    6. Brotto, L. A., Petkau, A. J., Labrie, F., & Basson, R. (2011). Predictors of sexual desire disorders in women. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 8, 742-753.

    7. Burri, A., & Spector, T. (2011). Recent and lifelong sexual dysfunction in a female UK population sample Prevalence and risk factors. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 8(9), 2420-2430 .

    8. Carvalho, J., Vieira, A. L., & Nobre, P. (2011). Latent structures of male sexual functioning. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 8(9), 2501-2511.

    9. DeRogatis, L. R., et al. (2011). eDiary and female sexual distress scale in evaluating distress in hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). Journal of Sex Research, 48(6), 565-572.

    10. Diana de Vegh (2022). How to feel yourself. Modern Love, New York Times podcast, Episode 289.

    11. Fabre, L. F., Smith, L. C., & DeRogatis, L. R. (2011). Gepirone-ER treatment... Journal of Sexual Medicine, 8(9), 2569-2581.

    12. Giles, K. R., & McCabe, M. P. (2009). Conceptualizing womens sexual function Linear vs. circular models of sexual response. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6, 2761-2771.

    13. Hancock, K. A. (2000). Lesbian, gay, and bisexual lives- Basic issues in psychotherapy training and practice.

    14. Hubin, A., De Sutter, P., & Reynaert, C. (2011). Etiological factors in female hypoactive sexual desire disorder. Sexologies, 20(3), 149-157.

    15. Johnson, L. K. (2012). Karezza in four easy steps (for men).

    16. Kotulski, D. LGBT 101- Terminology, history, and special concerns. Dr. Ofer Zur.

    17. Lousada, M., & Angel, E. (2011). Tantric orgasm beyond Masters and Johnson. Sexual and relationship therapy, 26(4), 389-402. doi10.108014681994.2011.647903

    18. Marlow, H. M., Tolley, E. E., Kohli, R., & Mehendale, S. (2010). Sexual communication among married couples in the context of a microbicide clinical trial and acceptability study in Pune, India. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 12(8), 899-912.

    19. Pliskin, K. L. (1997). Verbal intercourse and sexual communication Impediments to STD prevention. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 11(1), 89-109.

    20. Reynolds, S. E. (1983). Limerence A new word and concept. Psychotherapy Theory, Research and Practice, 20(1), 107-111.

    21. Saunders, B. E., Berliner, L., & Hanson, R. F. (2003). Child physical and sexual abuse Guidelines for treatment (final report). National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center.

    22. Scarpa, A., Wilson, L. C., Wells, A. O., Patriquin, M. A., & Tanaka, A. (2009). Thought control strategies as mediators of trauma symptoms in young women with histories of child sexual abuse. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 809-813.

    23. Steil, R., Dittmann, C., Mller-Engelmann, M., Dyer, A., Maasch, A.-M., & Priebe, K. (2018). Dialectical behaviour therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder related to childhood sexual abuse. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 9(1), 102-106.

    24. Swiss, T. Cultivating and controlling sexual energy.

    25. Zietsch, B. P., Miller, G. F., Bailey, M., & Martin, N. G. (2011). Female orgasm rates are largely independent of other traits Implications for female orgasmic disorder and evolutionary theories of orgasm. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 8(8), 2305-2316.

    1. Fernndez C. & Rubio E. (2019). Eros as movement towards the other. New Gestalt Voices Vol 4. p.26-32

    1. Video lecture on Sexuality - 157 minute

    1. Quiz on Sexuality

    1. 24. Sexuality • Assessment 95 • Concept Map

    2. 24. Sexuality • Assessment 96 • Reflection Form

    3. 24. Sexuality • Assessment 97 • Core Readings - Focus summaries / concept maps

About this course

  • $80
  • 64 lessons [33 for the quiz]
  • 2.5 hours of video content
Steve Vinay Gunther

About the presenter

  • Steve Vinay Gunther
  • Studied Gestalt since 1985
  • Founded Gestalt institutes in Australia, South Korea and China
  • International Gestalt trainer since 2000, teaching in Asia, Egypt, South Africa, Mexico, Colombia, USA
  • Also trained in Family therapy, Narrative therapy, Somatic therapy, Career Coaching, Family Constellations
  • Practiced and studied meditation since 1973
  • Previous professor of Spiritual Psychology at Ryokan Institute, LA
  • Pioneered the area of relational psychology termed The Unvirtues
  • Designed the Relational Parenting system
  • Father to 5 children and grandfather to 4 boys