Psychotherapy with individuals experiencing infertility
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.
0452: Social work