Couple Therapy for Infertility

Couple Therapy for Infertility

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • Guilford Publications
  • United States
  • English
  • 1138864730
  • 9781138864733

Table of contents

Introduction. The Issues and Phases of Infertility. Treatment Overview. Couple Issues in the Dawning Phase. Therapeutic Approach in the Dawning Phase. Couple Issues in the Mobilization Phase. Therapeutic Approach in the Mobilization Phase. Couple Issues in the Early and Middle Immersion Phase. Therapeutic Approach in the Early and Middle Immersion Phase. Couple Issues in the Late Immersion Phase: The Donor Decision. Therapeutic Approach in the Late Immersion Phase: The Donor Decision. Couple Issues in the Resolution Phase. Therapeutic Approach in the Resolution Phase. Couple Issues in the Legacy Phase. Therapeutic Approach in the Legacy Phase. Conclusion. Appendix: Medical Evaluation and Treatment of Infertility: A Brief Guide for Clinicians.show more