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Couple Therapy for Infertility, by Mimi Meyers and David Kezur

Couple Therapy for Infertility

by Mimi Meyers and David Kezur

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Format: Hardcover, 1st ed., 237pp. 
ISBN: 1572305118
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc. 
Pub. Date: October 1999

Description from Amazon.com

Book Description

This volume describes in step-by-step detail a unique therapeutic approach developed to treat couples confronting the painful challenge of infertility. Therapists learn how they can help couples accept the possibility of not having genetically related children; acknowledge each other's feelings and deal with problems that may arise in their relationship; and assess the potential gains, pitfalls, and psychological effects of available treatment options. Detailed guidelines are set forth for implementing therapeutic interventions in each of five unique stages typically experienced by couples. Illuminating the tasks that couples and therapists face throughout the process, the book is illustrated with extensive case examples that bring the material to life. A useful Appendix provides current information on medical evaluation and treatment.

Book Info

Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children, New York, NY. Outlines five phases encountered by couples experiencing infertility. Each phase includes key challenges, clinical issues, case examples, and the role of the therapist. An appendix offers current data on medical evaluation and treatment. For clinicians and therapists.

From the Back Cover

Couple Therapy for Infertility is an essential reference for clinicians working with infertile couples. Using an excellent blend of research, theory and clinical material, the authors provide a sturdy foundation upon which mental health professionals can build a constructive therapeutic relationship with these couples. This book is both practical and compassionate. The format interweaves issues and therapeutic approaches and is tremendously helpful and accessible. Whether clinicians already have been working in the infertility field or are brand new, Couple Therapy for Infertility is a "must read"(Andrea Mechanick Braverman, PhD, Director of Psychological Services, Pennsylvania Reproductive Associates, Philadelphia, PA).

About the Author Ronny Diamond, MSW, is a member of the Infertility Project at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She is Director of Post Adoption Services at Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children and has a private practice in New York City.

David Kezur, MSW, is on the teaching faculty of the Ackerman Institute for the Family and is a member of Ackerman's Infertility Project. He has a private practice in New York City.

Mimi Meyers, MSW, is on the teaching faculty of the Ackerman Institute for the Family and is a member of Ackerman's Infertility Project. She has a private practice in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York.

Constance N. Scharf, MSW, is on the teaching faculty of the Ackerman Institute for the Family, where she serves as the Dean of Students and is a member of Ackerman's Infertility Project. She is an adjunct teaching assistant in the Department of Psychiatry and the Mount Sinai Hospital and has a private practice in New York City.

Margot Weinshel, MSW, RN, is on the teaching faculty of the Ackerman Institute for the Family and is a member of Ackerman's Infertility Project. She is Family Therapy Supervisor, Family Studies Program, New York University Child Studies Center, and coauthor of Surviving an Eating Disorder. She has a private practice in New York City.

Description from BarnesandNoble.com

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This book describes in step-by-step detail a unique therapeutic approach developed to treat couples confronting the painful challenge of infertility. Therapists learn how they can help couples accept the possibility of not having genetically related children; acknowledge each other's feelings and deal with problems that may arise in their relationship; and assess the potential gains, pitfalls, and psychological effects of available treatment options. Detailed guidelines are set forth for implementing therapeutic interventions in each of five unique stages typically experienced by couples. Illuminating the tasks that couples and therapists face throughout the process, the book is illustrated with extensive case examples that bring the material to life. A useful Appendix provides current information on medical evaluation and treatment.

From the Publisher

The experience of infertility is one of the most difficult ordeals a couple can face. From the staff of the Ackerman Institute for the Family's Infertility Project, this volume describes a unique therapeutic approach developed to help couples confront and survive this painful life challenge. Within a comprehensive multiphase framework, detailed guidelines are set forth for implementing interventions to help couples cope with an infertility diagnosis; navigate the maze of available treatment options; and make difficult decisions about medical procedures and alternatives.. "Providing invaluable knowledge and tools for a wide array of clinical professionals, this book belongs on the shelf of family therapists and other psychotherapists, as well as fertility counselors, adoption specialists, and practitioners of obstetrics/gynecology and family medicine. Students of family therapy, social work, clinical psychology, psychiatry, and nursing will find it a lucid, informative text.

From Booknews

A joint project by several therapists from an infertility institution in New York City, this volume addresses a wide range of issues from a basic overview of infertility through the issues that emerge during the process of trying to have a baby and options that arise throughout. Treatment options are covered in the appendix. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Ch. 1 The Issues and Phases of Infertility   5

Ch. 2 Treatment Overview   16

Ch. 3 Couple Issues in the Dawning Phase   53

Ch. 4 Therapeutic Approach in the Dawning Phase   59

Ch. 5 Couple Issues in the Mobilization Phase   67

Ch. 6 Therapeutic Approach in the Mobilization Phase   85

Ch. 7 Couple Issues in the Early and Middle Immersion Phase   96

Ch. 8 Therapeutic Approach in the Early and Middle Immersion Phase   119

Ch. 9 Couple Issues in the Late Immersion Phase: The Donor Decision   132

Ch. 10 Therapeutic Approach in the Late Immersion Phase: The Donor Decision   150

Ch. 11 Couple Issues in the Resolution Phase   160

Ch. 12 Therapeutic Approach in the Resolution Phase   175

Ch. 13 Couple Issues in the Legacy Phase   190

Ch. 14 Therapeutic Approach in the Legacy Phase   204

Ch. 15 Conclusion   220

App Medical Evaluation and Treatment of Infertility: A Brief Guide for Clinicians   223

References   231

Index   239
 


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