VEST In A Multicultural Community

VISUALLY ENHANCED PSYCHO-SEXUAL THERAPY (VEST)
IN A MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY*

FRANK G. SOMMERS, M.D., FRCPC


Publication:
The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 48, No. 11 (December 2003) (Brief version)

Presentation:
Ontario Psychiatric Association, 81st Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, *Best Paper Award, January 17, 2002
American Psychiatric Association, 154th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, May 21, 2002
A version of this paper was presented at the XVth World Congress of Sexology, Paris, France, June 26, 2001

Introduction

The modern practice of sex therapy originally dating from the Masters and Johnson, Hartman and Fithian, Jack Annon, and Helen Singer Kaplan era has revolutionized our approach to the sexually dysfunctional patient or couple. Visually Enhanced Psycho-Sexual Therapy (VEST) aims to further enhance this work, and promote patient recovery. Continue reading “VEST In A Multicultural Community”

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Why is sex so important?

by Dr. Frank Sommers

Clearly sex is a powerful inborn impulse in every human being. The drive is innate as we say, but its practise is learned.

Where is one to learn how to behave sexually? In our society, it is common for millions to learn from the media: television and movies, magazines, books and lately music videos, and of course the omnipresent sexually explicit videos which are produced in the thousands by the porn industry. Continue reading “Why is sex so important?”