Setting the Stage for Treatment: Sex Therapy Goals and Focus

Jordan-Rullo
University of Utah

Key Points

  1. Treatment for Kelly and James focused on their shared sexual dynamic and communication, and Kelly’s clinically diagnosable sexual dysfunction.
  2. While there was a focus on Kelly due to her reported low sexual desire, it’s crucial to remember that the client is the couple, not just one person.
  3. The primary treatment interventions included psychoeducation, sensate focus training, and communication skills training.
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Treatment Formulation

Clinical Goals

Kelly and James express their desire for sexual satisfaction within their relationship, which includes more frequent sex, enjoying the sex they’re having, and avoiding arguments related to their sexual life.

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