Bibliotherapy in the context of sex and relationship therapy is very useful to many clients; this is
an opportunity to become familiar with helpful, reputable selections. Write a book review on any
of the following books often used as bibliotherapy adjuncts with clients presenting with sexual
concerns. If you wish to use a book not included on the following list (pages 6 to 8), please seek
prior approval.
Basic Format Guidelines for Bibliotherapy book review:

Here are the five questions you should answer.
For each question you ask, first type the number and its first line only (use ellipses as needed).
Please name the book that you are reviewing
. If it is Love skills, provide the title and edition
If you are reviewing a book on the alternative book list, please copy and paste its full
APA listing as presented on the list of authorized alternatives
1.What parts of the book were of greatest benefit to you, personally or professionally, and
2.Which exercises would you assign as a professional, and why?
3.Which exercises, if any, did you actually do, and what were the results?
4.What exercises, if any, did not appeal to you, personally or professionally, and why?
5.What was not covered in the book that you would have wanted, and why?
If there are no exercises in a selected alternative book, please answer the following five
questions. Be sure to number them. Be sure to follow the basic guidelines in the box above.
1. Name the book that you are reviewing and provide its full APA listing by copying and
pasting from the list provided in the syllabus. (continued on next page)

Do NOT use a cover page.
At the top of your first page, use ONLY this one-line format as the headline for your
book report, follows:
Your name Book Title (or portion of it) Author’s last name only 628.20 –/–/—-
Use 1-inch margins on all sides (top, bottom, left, right)
Use Times New Roman 12-point font
Double space the entire paper; do NOT quadruple or triple space between paragraphs or
Sections. Points will be deducted if paper is not exclusively double spaced. (Quadruple
spacing is two double spaces in a row).
Paginate each page in the upper right corner.
Your paper should be four to five pages (It must be four full pages and not over five pages).
Points will be deducted if less than four pages or over five pages.
Staple your paper in the upper left-hand corner.
Be sure to carefully proofread your paper. Make use of the Writing Center; it’s an
excellent resource!
Also consider using a free grammar checker website (e.g.,

2. What did you find the most useful personally, for example how you’ve made use of the
3. What type of client would you be likely to assign this book and why?
4. What segments of the book did you find less useful, if any?
5. What topics were not covered in the book that you wish had been included?
List of Bibliotherapy Book Options:
Block, J., & Bakos, S. (1999). Sex over 50. Paramus, NY: Reward Books.
Boedecker, A. (2011).
The transgender guidebook: Keys to a successful transition. (Selfpublished with no place of publication or publisher identified.)
Britton, P., & Hodgson, H. (2003).
The complete idiot’s guide to sensual massage. New York:
Brotto, L. (2018).
Better sex through mindfulness: How women can cultivate desire. Vancouver,
B.C.: Greystone Books.
Cage, Diana (2014). The lesbian sex bible: The complete guide to sexual love for same-sex couples.
Beverly, Massachusetts: Quiver.
Cass, V. (2007). The elusive orgasm. New York: Avalon.
Castleman, M. (2004).
A man’s guide to the secret principles of total-body sex. New York:
Clunis, D., & Green, D. (2000).
Lesbian couples: A guide to creating healthy relationships.
New York: Seal Press.
Collins, B. & Marsh, K. (1998).
Healing for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse: A 12-
session group treatment program
. Duluth, MN: Whole Person Associates.
De Villers, L. (2016).
Love skills: A fun, upbeat guide to sex-cessful relationships. (6th ed.)
Marina del Rey, CA: Aphrodite Media. (Available at Pepperdine Bookstore).
Clunis, D., & Green, D. (2004).
Lesbian couples: A guide to creating healthy relationships
(3rd Ed.) New York: Seal Press.
Diamond, L. (2009).
Sexual fluidity: Understanding women’s loving and desire. Boston:
Harvard University Press.
Dodson, B. (1996).
Sex for one: The joy of selfloving. New York: Three Rivers Press.
Dodson, B. (2002).
Orgasms for two: The joy of partner sex. New York: Crown.
Easton, D., & Hardy, J. (2017). (3rd ed.). The ethical slut: A practical guide to polyamory, open
relationships, and other adventures
. (2nd ed.). Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts.
Edwards, W. (2009).
Living a life I love: Healing sexual compulsivity sexual avoidance and
other sexual concerns.
Minneapolis, MN: Sexual Health Institute.
Ellison, C. (2000). Women’s sexuality: Generations of women share intimate secrets of
sexual self-acceptance. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
Foa, E., & Rothbaum, R. (1998).
Treating the trauma of rape: Cognitive-behavioral therapy
for PTSD
. New York: Guilford.
Foley, S., Kope, S., & Sugrue, D. (2011).
Sex matters for women: A complete guide to taking
care of your sexual self.
(2nd ed). New York: Guilford.
Fraser, C. (2019).
Buddhas bedroom: The mindful loving path to sexual passion and lifelong
. Oakland, CA: Reveal Press (imprint of New Harbinger).
George, K. (2000).
Mr. right is out there: A gay man’s guide to finding and maintaining love.
Los Angeles: Alkyson Publications.
Gahran, A
. (2017). Stepping off the relationship escalator, Uncommon love and life. Boulder,
CO: Off the Escalator Enterprises.
Glazer, H. and Rodke, G. (2002).
How to overcome painful vaginal symptoms and enjoy an
active lifestyle.
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
Gottman, J., Gottman, J., & De Claire, J. (2006).
10 lessons to transform your marriage:
American’s love lab experts share their strategies for strengthening your relationship
. New York:
Gottman, J. (2016).
Principia Amoris: The new science of love. New York: Routledge.
Gottman, J., & De Claire, J. (2001).
The relationship cure: A five-step guide for building better
connections with family, friends and lovers
. New York: Crown.
Grant, G. (1996).
The best kind of loving: a black woman’s guide to intimacy. New York:
Haffner, D. (2001).
Beyond the big talk: Every parent’s guide to raising sexually healthy
teens from middle school to college.
New York: Newmarket Press.
Haffner, D. (1999
). From diapers to dating: A parent’s guide to raising sexually healthy
. New York: Newmarket Press.
Haines, S. (2007).
Healing sex: A Mind-body approach to healing sexual trauma. San
Francisco: Cleis Press. (her 1999 book is also excellent).
Heiman, J., & Lo Piccolo, J. (l992).
Becoming orgasmic: A sexual growth program for women.
(Revised and Expanded). New York: Simon & Shuster.
Kaufman, M., & Silverberg, C. (2003).
Ultimate guide to sex and disability. San Francisco:
Cleis Press. (also kindle).
Kerner, I. (2004).
She comes first: The thinking man’s guide to pleasuring a woman. New
York: HarperCollins.
Kort, J. (2006). 10 smart things gay men can do to find real love. Los Angeles: Alyson
Kort, J. (2008).
10 smart things gay men can do to improve their lives. Los Angeles: Alyson
Kuriansky, J. (2004).
The idiot’s guide to tantric sex. New York: Alpha Books.
Lev, A. (2004).
The complete lesbian and gay parenting guide. New York: Berkeley
Publishing Group.
Lew, M. (2004).
Victims no longer: The classic guide for men recovering from sexual child
. (2nd. Ed.) New York: Quill.
Maltz, W. (2012).
The sexual healing journey: A guide for survivors of sexual abuse. (3rd ed.)
New York: HarperCollins & Harper Perennial. (Companion DVDs are available).
Maltz, W., & Boss, S. (2001).
Private thoughts: Exploring the power of women’s sexual
. New York: New World Library.
McCarthy, B., & McCarthy, E. (2009).
Discovering your sexual style: The key to sexual
New York: Routledge.
McCarthy, B., & McCarthy, E. (2014).
Rekindling desire. (2nd ed.) New York: Routledge.
Metz, M. & McCarthy, B. (2004).
Coping with erectile dysfunction: How to regain confidence
and enjoy great sex.
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
Metz, M. & McCarthy, B. (2004). Coping with premature ejaculation: How to overcome p.e.,
please your partner and have great sex.
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
Metz, M. & McCarthy, E. (2011).
Enduring desire: Your guide to livelong intimacy. New York:

Michaels, M., & Johnson, P. (2008).
Tantra for erotic empowerment. Woodbury MN:
Llewellyn Publications,
Morin, J. (1998).
Anal pleasure and health: A guide for men and women. (3rd Rev ed.) San
Francisco: Down There Press.
Newman, F. (2004).
The whole lesbian sex book. San Francisco: Cleis Press.
Nagoski, E. (2015)
Come as you are. The surprising new science that will transform your sex life.
New York: Simon & Shuster.
Price, J. (2006).
Better than I ever expected: Straight talk about sex after sixty. Berkeley CA:
Seal Press.
Resnick, S. (2012).
The heart of desire: Keys to the pleasures of love: New York: Wiley.
Savin-Williams, R. (2005).
The new gay teenager. Boston: Harvard University Press.
Schnarch, D. (2009).
Intimacy and desire: Awaken the passion in your relationship. New
York: Beaufort Books.
Semans, A. (2004).
The many joys of sex toys. New York: Broadway Books.
Shindler, W. (2017).
Gay tantra in action. (2nd ed). Los Angeles: Ashram West Tantra Brotherhood.
Silverstein, C., & Picano, F. (2004).
The joy of gay sex. (3rd Ed.). New York: Harper Resource.
Snyder, D., Baucom, D., & Gordon, K. (2007).
Getting past the affair: A program to help you
cope, heal, and move on—together or apart
. New York: Guilford.
Sonkin, D. (1998).
Wounded boys, heroic men: A man’s guide to recovery from sexual abuse.
New York: Adams Media Group.
Spring, J. (1997
). After the affair: Healing the pain and rebuilding trust when a partner has
been unfaithful.
New York: Harper.
Spring, J. (2004).
How can I forgive you? The courage to forgive, the freedom not to. New
York: HarperCollins.
Stewart, E
. (2002). The V Book: A doctor’s guide to complete vulvovaginal health. New York:
Schwartz, P., & Kempner, M. (2015). 50 great myths of human sexuality. New York: Wiley.
Taormino, T. (2008).
Opening Up: A guide to creating and sustaining open relationships. San
Francisco: Cleis Press.
Winks, C. & Semans, A. (2017). G
ood vibrations guide to sex: Most complete sex manual ever
. San Francisco: Cleis Press. (Audible audiobook).
Winks, C., and Semans, A. (2004).
Sexy Keeping your sex life alive while raising
(2nd ed.). Makawao, Maui: Inner Ocean Publishing.
Zilbergeld, B. (1999).
The new male sexuality. (Rev. ed.). New York: Bantam

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