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Infertility: Psychological Issues and Counseling Strategies, by Sandra R. Leiblum

Infertility: Psychological Issues and Counseling Strategies

by Sandra R. Leiblum (Editor)

Purchase at:  Amazon.com 

Format: Hardcover, 1st ed., 278pp. 
ISBN: 0471126845
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated 
Pub. Date: January 1997

Description from Amazon.com

Book Description 

Infertility

As the rate of infertility continues to climb worldwide, so does the need for psychological counseling among infertile individuals and couples attempting to cope with the pressures that infertility can bring to a relationship. At the same time, a bold new generation of fertility restoration, in-vitro fertilization, and surrogate parenting technologies have opened a Pandora's box of knotty ethical, moral, and psychological issues. Without the helping hand of a mental health professional, conflicts over these highly charged issues can tear apart relationships and cause considerable emotional and psychological suffering. bl12

Infertility is an indispensable resource for family therapists and all mental health practitioners.

"The field of infertility counseling has never been more exciting. The opportunity to work with physicians and patients is stimulating and meaningful. The opportunities for clinical research could not be greater....Hopefully, this book will provide clinicians with the latest theoretical, research, and practice considerations to guide them in these endeavors."—Sandra R. Leiblum

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About the editor

SANDRA R. LEIBLUM, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Co-Director of the Center for Sexual and Marital Health at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. She is an authority in the field of sex therapy and the psychosomatic aspects of women's reproductive and menopausal health and a prolific researcher in the field of reproductive medicine. Dr. Leiblum is a board member of the Association of Psychosomatic Obstetrics/Gynecology, a board member of the mental health professional group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and past president of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research. She has authored or coauthored more than 70 contributed chapters and articles, and her books include Erectile Disorders: Assessment and Treatment, Sexual Desire Disorders, and Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy.

Book Info 

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ. Text on treating those experiencing psychological and emotional strains of infertility, for mental health professionals. 13 contributors, 12 U.S. DNLM: Infertility psychology.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons 

This book explores the psychological impact of infertility and offers concrete advice on treating individuals and couples with fertility problems. It explores how infertility affects relationships and supplies practical clinical advice on how psychotherapists can help clients deal with this problem. Addresses gender differences in reactions to infertility, the effect of infertility on sexual desire, infertility and the single women, and gay and lesbian parenting.

From the Back Cover 

Infertility

As the rate of infertility continues to climb worldwide, so does the need for psychological counseling among infertile individuals and couples attempting to cope with the pressures that infertility can bring to a relationship. At the same time, a bold new generation of fertility restoration, in-vitro fertilization, and surrogate parenting technologies have opened a Pandora's box of knotty ethical, moral, and psychological issues. Without the helping hand of a mental health professional, conflicts over these highly charged issues can tear apart relationships and cause considerable emotional and psychological suffering. bl12

Infertility is an indispensable resource for family therapists and all mental health practitioners.

"The field of infertility counseling has never been more exciting. The opportunity to work with physicians and patients is stimulating and meaningful. The opportunities for clinical research could not be greater....Hopefully, this book will provide clinicians with the latest theoretical, research, and practice considerations to guide them in these endeavors."--Sandra R. Leiblum

About the Author 
About the editor

SANDRA R. LEIBLUM, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Co-Director of the Center for Sexual and Marital Health at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. She is an authority in the field of sex therapy and the psychosomatic aspects of women's reproductive and menopausal health and a prolific researcher in the field of reproductive medicine. Dr. Leiblum is a board member of the Association of Psychosomatic Obstetrics/Gynecology, a board member of the mental health professional group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and past president of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research. She has authored or coauthored more than 70 contributed chapters and articles, and her books include Erectile Disorders: Assessment and Treatment, Sexual Desire Disorders, and Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy.

Description from BarnesandNoble.com

From the Publisher

Infertility: Psychological Issues and Counseling Strategies is a valuable reference for mental health professionals who treat individuals and couples grappling with the psychological and emotional strains of infertility and its treatment. Drawing upon their professional experiences as well as the current literature in the field, leading practitioners consider the differences in how women and men react to a diagnosis of infertility and describe strategies for helping individuals deal with the anxieties, feelings of inadequacy, and low self-esteem that can follow such a diagnosis. These experts examine the effects of infertility on love, sex, and other facets of a relationship and detail methods for helping couples resolve conflicts about infertility. They explore the latest findings on pregnancy-related stress and its possible somatic effects, and they describe effective stress management techniques. They offer practical guidelines for helping patients to cope with failed fertility treatments and manage the grief of a miscarriage. And they examine a wide range of clinical issues surrounding alternative routes to parenting, including adoption.

From Booknews

A reference for mental health professionals who treat individuals and couples struggling with the psychological and emotional strain of infertility and with issues accompanying the new generation of technologies for fertility restoration, in-vitro fertilization, and surrogate parenting. Covers medical, ethical, and psychological perspectives; clinical considerations and treatment; and the impact of medical treatment failing. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
 


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