Dr. Margaret Nichols

A TEDx talk by Dr. Margaret Nichols:

Beyond the Gender Binary


A selection of professional papers by Dr. Margaret Nichols:

Consensual Nonmonogamy: When Is It Right for Your Clients?

published in Psychotherapy Networker, January/February 2018

The Great Escape: Welcome to the World of Gender Fluidity

published in Psychotherapy Networker, March/April 2016

Sex Therapy with Clients who Practice Kink

published in System Sex Therapy, Second Edition, edited by Katherine M. Hertlein, Gerald R. Weeks, and Nancy Gambescia, Routledge, New York, NY, 2015.

Sex Therapy with Lesbian and Gay Male Couples

published in Handbook of Sex Therapy, edited by Zoë D. Peterson, Wiley-Blackwell, New York, NY, 2017.

Cuffed, Tied, and Satisfied: A Kinky Guide to the Best Sex Ever

published in The Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, Vol. 41, Iss. 1, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, LLC., 2014.

Therapy with LGBTQ Clients:  Working with Sex and Gender Variance from a Queer Theory Model

published in Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy, Fifth Edition, edited by Irwin Binik and Kathryn Hall, Guilford Press, 2014.

Same-Sex Sexuality from a Global Perspective

published in The Cultural Context of Sexual Pleasure and Problems:  Psychotherapy With Diverse Clients, edited by Kathryn Hall and Cynthia Graham, Routledge Publishers, New York, NY, 2012.

Variations on Gender and Orientation in Scott’s First Interview

published in The Initial Psychotherapy Interview:  A Gay Man Seeks Treatment, edited by Charles Silverstein, Elsevier Inc., New York, NY, 2011.

Couples and Kinky Sexuality:  The Need for a New Therapeutic Approach

published in At the Edge:  Exploring Gender and Sexuality in Couples and Families, edited by A. Lev and J. Malpas, AFTA Monograph Series, 2011.

Book Review: The New Gay Teenager

published in Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, LLC., 2010.

Dreger on the Bailey Controversy:  Lost in the Drama, Missing the Big Picture

published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, Springer Science Publishers, 2008.

Therapy With Sexual Minorities:  Queering Practice
published in Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy, Fourth Edition, edited by Sandra Leiblum, Guilford Press, 2007. Co-authored by Michael Shernoff.

Psychotherapeutic Issues With “Kinky” Clients:  Clinical Problems, Yours and Theirs
published in Sadomasochism:  Powerful Pleasures, edited by Charles Moser, Ph.D., M.D. and Peggy J. Kleinplatz, Ph.D, Haworth Press, 2006.

Sexual Function in Lesbians and Lesbian Relationships
published in Female Sexual Dysfunction, edited by I. Goldstein, C. M. Meston, S. Davis and M. Traish, Parthenon Publishing, 2005.

Leading Comment:  Rethinking Lesbian Bed Death
published in Journal of the British Association for Sexual and Relationship Therapy, Vol. 19, No. 4, November 2004.

Psychology And BDSM:  Pathology Or Individual Difference?
published in New Jersey Psychologist, 2002. Also published in the magazine Prometheus, Spring 2002.

Sex Therapy with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered and “Kinky” Clients
published in Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy, Third Edition, edited by Sandra Leiblum and Ray Rosen, Guilford Press, 2000.

Sexual Desire Disorder in Lesbian-Feminist Couple:  The Intersection of Therapy and Politics
published in Case Studies in Sex Therapy, edited by Raymond C. Rosen and Sandra R. Leiblum, Guildford Press, 1995.

Therapy With Bisexual Women: Working On The Edge of Emerging Cultural and Personal Identities
published in Women In Context, Toward a Feminist Reconstruction of Psychotherapy, edited by Marsha Pravder Mirkin, Guildford Press, 1994.

Lesbian Relationships:  Implications for the Study of Sexuality and Gender
published in Homosexuality/Heterosexuality, edited by McWhirter, Sanders and Reinisch, Oxford University Press, 1990.

Women and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome:  Issues For Prevention
published in AIDS and Sex: An Integrated Biomedical and Biobehavorial Approach, edited by Bruce Voeller, June Machover Reinisch, and Michael Gottlieb, Oxford University Press, 1990.

Bisexuality in Women:  Myths, Realities, and Implications for Therapy
published in Women and Sex Therapy, Closing the Circle of Sexual Knowledge, edited by Ellen Cole, PhD and Esther D. Rothblum, PhD, Harrington Park Press, 1988.

Low Sexual Desire in Lesbian Couples
published in Sexual Desire Disorders, edited by Sandra R. Leiblum and Raymond C. Rosen, The Guilford Press, 1988.

What Feminists Can Learn from the Lesbian Sex Radicals

published in Conditions Press, Volume 14, pages 152-163, New York, NY, 1987.

Lesbian Sexuality:  Issues And Developing Theory and Doing Sex Therapy With Lesbians: Bending A Hetrosexual Paradigm To Fit a Gay Life-style
published in Lesbian Psychologies: Explorations and Challenges, edited by The Boston Lesbian Psychologies Collective, University of Illinois Press, 1987.

The Most Underdiagnosed Sex Problems in Men and Women

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