Reproductive Trauma: Psychotherapy with Infertility and Pregnancy Loss Clients

Reproductive Trauma: Psychotherapy with Infertility and Pregnancy Loss Clients

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Overview


Written by specialists in the field of reproductive counseling, this volume will help clinicians to understand and effectively treat the unique needs of clients who have experienced adverse reproductive events, which include infertility, miscarriage, perinatal or newborn loss, and premature or other complicated births. Illustrated with numerous clinical examples, it will help mental health professionals gain both insight and clinical skill in working with this complex and growing clinical population.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433808418
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 08/15/2010
Pages: 275
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Janet Jaffe, PhD, a clinical psychologist in San Diego, California, is cofounder and codirector of the Center for Reproductive Psychology. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and has presented at conferences across the country on the psychology of the reproductive process, both to professional organizations and to the general public.
 
Dr. Jaffe is coauthor of Unsung Lullabies, Understanding and Coping With Infertility (2005).
 
Currently in private practice, Dr. Jaffe specializes in the issues of loss and bereavement related to miscarriage, infertility, and other reproductive trauma.
 
Martha O. Diamond, PhD, received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Stanford University and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan. She is cofounder and codirector of the Center for Reproductive Psychology in San Diego, California.
 
Dr. Diamond is coauthor of Unsung Lullabies, Understanding and Coping With Infertility (2005).
 
In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Diamond has lectured nationally and internationally on reproductive issues, including the psychological trauma of infertility, miscarriage, and premature or complicated births. She also conducts in-service training for medical professionals on the psychological impact of adverse reproductive events and the emotional needs of their reproductive patients.
 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

I. Theoretical Foundations

  1. The Reproductive Story
  2. Developmental Tasks of Adulthood: Losses of Opportunity
  3. When the Reproductive Story Goes Awry: Trauma and Loss

II. Counseling the Reproductive Patient

  1. Techniques of Assessment and Treatment
  2. Grieving a Reproductive Loss
  3. Impact of Reproductive Challenges on Intimate Relationships
  4. At a Crossroads: Facing Third-Party Reproduction and Adoption

III. Therapist's Considerations

  1. Self-Disclosure, Transference, and Countertransference
  2. Adjuncts to Therapy and Complementary Care

IV. Additional Concerns

  1. Medical, Moral, and Ethical Complications
  2. Pregnancy and Parenthood After Infertility or Reproductive Loss

Epilogue Rewriting the Reproductive Story

Glossary

References

Index

About the Authors

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