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Psychotherapy with individuals experiencing infertility


2004 2004

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Abstract (summary)

This paper provides an overview of the psychological experience of individuals dealing with infertility. The common causes and medical treatments for this condition are described. Empirical research and personal narratives are used to explore the ways in which infertility impacts mood, self-esteem, identity, marriage, social relationships, and religious and cultural experiences. Goals of individual, group, and marital psychotherapy with this population are described. Finally, an integrative model for the psychological treatment of individuals experiencing infertility is proposed.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Psychotherapy;
Social work;
Obstetrics;
Gynecology
Classification
0622: Psychotherapy
0452: Social work
0380: Obstetrics
0380: Gynecology
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Social sciences; Psychology; In vitro fertilization; Infertility; Psychotherapy; Reproductive technology
Title
Psychotherapy with individuals experiencing infertility
Author
Brown, Allison Moeller
Number of pages
164
Publication year
2004
Degree date
2004
School code
1128
Source
DAI-B 65/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780496099405, 049609940X
Advisor
Gibbings, Elisabeth
University/institution
Widener University, Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology
University location
United States -- Pennsylvania
Degree
Psy.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3150284
ProQuest document ID
305039239
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305039239
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