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Title:
Couple therapy for infertility
Author:
Diamond, Ronny.
Publication Information:
New York : Guilford Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xii, 243 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781572305113
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

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 also a member of Ackerman's Infertility Project. She is an adjunct teaching assistant in the Department of Psychiatry at 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 a Family Therapy Supervisor, Family Studies Program, New York University Child Studies Center She has a private practice in New York City.


Table of Contents

Introduction
1 The Issues and Phases of Infertility
2 Treatment Overview
3 Couple Issues in the Dawning Phase
4 Therapeutic Approach in the Dawning Phase
5 Couple Issues in the Mobilization Phase
6 Therapeutic Approach in the Mobilization Phase
7 Couple Issues in the Early and Middle Immersion Phase
8 Therapeutic Approach in the Early and Middle Immersion Phase
9 Couple Issues in the Late Immersion Phase: The Donor Decision
10 Therapeutic Approach in the Late Immersion Phase: The Donor Decision
11 Couple Issues in the Resolution Phase
12 Therapeutic Approach in the Resolution Phase
13 Couple Issues in the Legacy Phase
14 Therapeutic Approach in the Legacy Phase
15 Conclusion
Appendix: Medical Evaluation and Treatment of Infertility: A Guide for Clinicians

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