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By Karen Kleiman

This booklet offers a complete examine powerful treatment for postpartum melancholy. utilizing a mix objectivity, evidence-based research, and own, straight-forward feedback amassed from years of expertise, this booklet brings the reader into the non-public international of remedy with the postpartum woman. Based on Psychodynamic and Cognitive-Behavioral theories, and on D.W. Winnicott's "good-enough mom" and the "holding setting" specifically, the e-book is written by a therapist who has really expert within the remedy of postpartum melancholy for over two decades. treatment and the Postpartum Woman will function a significant other instrument for clinicians and the ladies they deal with.

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If you have children, do I think you are a good mother? 6/18/08 5:36:31 AM Anatomy of a Postpartum Depression Therapist 29 • If you are in a relationship, do I think you’re a good life partner? Are your answers to these questions too personal? Will you be able to construct and maintain appropriate boundaries and protect your client as well as yourself? Are your answers not personal enough? Do you feel suitably connected to this group of women and able to share a part of yourself throughout the process?

I wouldn’t tell a pregnant client about my failed epidural or my spinal that was too high and created the sensation that I wasn’t breathing, requiring the anesthesiologist to do on-the-spot panic control. However, I would tell a pregnant client that I, like her, was ambivalent about going back to work, but some things become clearer after being home with the baby for a while. What is the context within which the disclosure takes place? I wouldn’t reveal my sadness to a client if I were still recovering from the loss of a loved one.

What if they take my baby away? What if I hurt my baby? What if I snap and lose my mind completely? When the horror of Andrea Yates’s story unfolded, many journalists and media bystanders mistakenly presumed that at least this tragedy would encourage others with postpartum disorders to come forward and get the help they needed. Regrettably, this was not the case. More and more women became immobilized by the fear that they too could be driven to madness. The unbearable guilt silenced them even further.

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