Countless studies have established the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for many manifestations of depression and anxiety. In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Perinatal Distress, Wenzel and Kleiman discuss the benefits of CBT for pregnant and postpartum women who suffer from emotional distress. The myths of CBT as rigid and intrusive are shattered as the authors describe its flexible application for perinatal women. This text teaches practitioners how to successfully integrate CBT structure and strategy into a supportive approach in working with this population. The examples used in the book will be familiar to postpartum specialists, making this an easily comprehensive and useful resource.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Amy Wenzel, PhD, ABPP, is author and editor of fifteen books, many of which are on perinatal psychology or cognitive behavioral therapy. She lectures internationally on issues relevant to mental health and psychotherapy and provides ongoing supervision to clinical psychologists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses.
Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW, is a well-known international expert on postpartum depression. She is founder of The Postpartum Stress Center, a premier treatment and professional training center for prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety. She has written several books on perinatal distress.
Table of Contents
Foreword. 1. Perinatal Distress: An Overview 2. A Cognitive Behavioral Conceptualization of Perinatal Distress 3. Efficacy of CBT for Perinatal Distress 4. The Therapeutic Relationship 5. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Perinatal Distress: An Overview 6. Evaluating Unhelpful Cognitions 7. Behavioral Interventions for Perinatal Depression 8. Behavioral Interventions for Perinatal Anxiety 9. Problem Solving Training 10. Communication Skills Training 11. Relapse Prevention and the Completion of Treatment 12. Special Considerations and Future Directions. References