Certification for Sex Therapists

  • Albert Ellis
Part of the Perspectives in Sexuality book series (Persp. Sex.)


It is often erroneously assumed that sex therapy began with the famous researches of Masters and Johnson, during the 1960’s, and culminated in the publishing of their notable book, Human Sexual Inadequacy, in 1970. Hardly so. Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1922) and Havelock Ellis (1936) laid many of the foundations for modern sex therapy before the close of the nineteenth century; many pioneer sexologists, such as August Forel (1922) and Iwan Bloch (1908) made significant contributions to the field in the early 1900’s; and long before Masters and Johnson began their original researches in the 1950’s, many European and American sexologists outlined virtually all the elements of the sensate focus, the squeeze technique, the use of sexual imagery, and practically all the other treatment techniques that modern sex therapists have made so popular.


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  • Albert Ellis
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  1. 1.USA

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