Über den Autor
Klaus M. Beier received his MD (1986) and PhD (1988) at the Free University of Berlin and subsequently worked in the Department of Sexology at the University of Kiel, Northern Germany (1988 - 1996). His main focus in research at that time was forensic sexology, in particular follow-up studies of previously expertly evaluated sexual offenders. Since 1996 he has been working at the Humboldt-University of Berlin as the director of the newly founded Institute of Sexology and Sexual Medicine. This institute is part of the University Hospital Charité, the biggest University Clinic in Europe. This Institute offers lectures and tutorials for undergraduate students of all disciplines such as medicine, psychology, social and cultural sciences, humanities etc. Prof. Beier is in charge of the outpatient clinic of the institute which covers the full range of sexual and gender identity disorders which he and his co-workers are dealing with on a daily basis. Since 1997 he has been responsible for the officially accredited post-graduate courses in sexual medicine, training colleagues from other specialized fields such as andrology, endocrinology, general medicine, gynecology (child and adolescent) psychiatry, psychosomatics, psychotherapy and urology as well as clinical psychology. His latest research focuses on the prevention of child sexual abuse. The goal is to encourage self-identified undetected pedophiles and hebephiles to seek professional help in order to avoid committing child sexual abuse or the use of child abusive images on the internet (www.dont-offend.org). Kurt Loewit graduated in 1959 from the Medical School of the University of Innsbruck. 1967-69 he stayed as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Population Council, Rockefeller University in New York. After his return to Europe, he started lecturing on Sexual Medicine and introduced the subject into the medical curriculum. Among other study trips, he attended two training seminars at the Masters & Johnson-Institute in St. Louis and broadened the therapeutic concept by focusing on the communicative dimension of sexuality. Appointed Univ. Professor in 1979 he retired in 1999 from heading the Department of Sexual Medicine at the University Clinic for Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy in Innsbruck. As from 1997 he is cooperating with Prof. K. M. Beier in developing the concept of Syndyastic Sexual Therapy and implementing postgraduate training programs in sexual medicine for MD's and PH.D's in Berlin and in Salzburg, Austria.
1. Sexual Medicine in Clinical Practice - An Overview.- 2. Interdisciplinary References in Sexual Medicine.- 3. Basic Understanding of Human Sexuality.- 4. The Spectrum of Sexual Disorders.- 5. Principles of Diagnostics in Sexual Medicine.- 6. Principles of Therapy in Sexual Medicine.- 7. New Challenges for Sexual Medicine.
Offers a biopsychosocial lifespan model readily translatable into clinical work Models nonjudgmental approaches to disorders of sexual function, maturity, preference, and behavior Essential reading for family and primary care physicians, family and sex therapists, health psychologists, and psychiatrists