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Reconstructing an erection and elaborating ejaculation

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-100
JournalInternational Journal of Personal Construct Psychology
Journal publication date1988
Publication statusPublished - 1988


Personal construct psychotherapy has rarely been applied to sexual disorders. In this paper a constructivist approach is contrasted with alternative methods of treating such problems on three related dimensions concerning whether it (1) is introspective or extraspective, (2) views the complaint as representing a personal construction or faulty mechanism, or (3) aims toward personal or normative goals. It will be illustrated by reports of the treatment of two men presenting with sexual complaints, and its technical eclecticism will be compared with integrative trends in sex therapy.

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