16 June 2005
Sexologist and clinical psychologist Dr Vivienne Cass, author of The Elusive Orgasm, is not only making Australians excited, but the international community as well. At the recent Independent Publisher Book Awards in the US, Dr Cass’ self-help book was a semi-finalist out of 2,175 books from over 1,500 publishers around the world.
“The Elusive Orgasm offers the perfect combination of psychology, science and plain talk. Dr Cass speaks frankly, putting her readers at ease while covering this “elusive” topic completely and expertly. The illustrations are first rate, and the quizzes and questionnaires get the reader intimately involved. This book should be at every bedside and it should bring increased sexual fulfillment to anyone who opens it”, says Jim Barnes, Managing Editor & Awards Coordinator, Independent Publisher Book Awards 2005.
The Independent Publisher Book Awards were conceived in 1996 as a broad-based, unaffiliated awards program open to all members of the independent publishing industry. The awards are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles produced each year and rewards those who exhibit courage, innovation, and creativity in each of the 58 literary categories.
The Elusive Orgasm: A woman’s guide to why she can’t and how she can orgasm is the first ‘how to’ book written on female orgasm difficulties in 30 years, both in Australia and globally. And considering that one in three women are known to have orgasmic problems, it’s no wonder the first print run sold out within six months.
Written by Australian sexologist, Dr Vivienne Cass, ‘The Elusive Orgasm is the result of many years of clinical and scientific study and provides the most up-to-date findings, including many new scientific breakthroughs on how female sexuality works.
“It’s a great honour to have The Elusive Orgasm singled out at the Independent Publisher Book Awards because it shines a spotlight on a very intimate topic. It’s important for women to know they are not alone and that they can overcome their sexual difficulties. The book is written as if I’m talking directly to the reader, which is helpful to those who don’t have access to a sex therapist,” says Dr Vivienne Cass.
Dr Vivienne Cass is an author, radio personality and clinical psychologist with over 30 years experience in sexology and human relations. She has a Doctorate and Masters in Psychology and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian Society of Sex Educators, Researchers and Therapists. Dr Cass is also a member of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (USA), the New York Academy of Science, and the Women’s Sexual Health Foundation. The Elusive Orgasm is available nationally at all book stores for $35.00. For further information, please visit www.brightfire.com.au.
The book The Elusive Orgasm, published March 2004, is the latest release on sexuality by author, clinical psychologist and sexologist Dr Vivienne Cass.
Dr Cass is a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience. She has been working in private practice for more than 20 years, mainly with adults in all areas.
Dr Cass is a specialist in human sexuality and works in areas of sexual dysfunction, sexual offences, sexual abuse, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Dr Cass was professionally involved in the area of AIDS from 1984-1990, setting up the first psychological services for HIV-infected people within the Western Australian Health Department and holding membership on several federal and state government committees.
Dr Cass has published a book ‘There’s More to Sex than AIDS: The A to Z Guide to Safe Sex’ in 1988, several book chapters and several published papers in peer-reviewed journals, all in the area of sexuality. Most are in the area of sexual orientation and identity, an area Dr Cass specialises in.
Dr Cass has nearly 30 years experience with the media, giving frequent radio, TV, newspaper and magazine interviews since the 1970s, including co-hosting a radio talkback program for two years. She is a media contact for the Australian Psychological Society and has a reputation for being able to speak in a language readily understood by the general public.
Dr Cass has lectured on Sexual Therapy to psychology students (Master and Bachelors) since 1978 at all universities in WA. She previously held tutoring positions at University of WA and Murdoch University.
Dr Cass attends international and national conferences and is often invited as a presenter.
Dr Cass was a Semi-Finalist and received an Honorable Mention at the 2005 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the US. Dr. Cass’ self-help book was a semi-finalist out of 2,175 books from over 1,500 publishers around the world.
Dr Cass is often invited to speak on all topics of human relations and sexuality at events and conferences nationally and internationally.
For further information, please go to www.brightfire.com.au.
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