Therapy and the Postpartum Woman: Notes on Healing Postpartum Depression for Clinicians and the Women Who Seek their Help (Routledge Mental Health Classic Editions) 1st Edition
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Written by a pioneer and continuing advocate for perinatal health, this book remains remains an enduring reference for any therapist working with pregnant or postpartum women and their families suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.This Classic Edition includes a new preface by Hilary Waller that reflects on changes in the field since the book’s first publication.
Using a blend of professional objectivity, evidence-based research, and personal, straight-forward suggestions gathered from years of experience, this book brings the reader into the private world of therapy with the postpartum woman. Based on psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral theories, and on D.W. Winnicott's ‘good-enough mother’ and the ‘holding environment’, the book is written by a therapist who has specialized in the treatment of postpartum depression for over 30 years. Chapters address diagnosis, medication, depression, psychosis, suicidal thoughts, bonding, as well as finding meaning and the power to heal during recovery.
Bringing further attention to under recognized illnesses which plague mothers and cloud the childbirth experience, this Classic Edition serves as an accessible companion tool for clinicians and the women they treat.
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"Congratulations to Karen Kleiman and Routledge for offering this Classic Edition of Therapy and the Postpartum Woman: Notes on Healing Postpartum Depression for Clinicians and the Women Who Seek Their Help. Kleiman's sensitive, astute and clinically expert guidance continue to be greatly needed and valued by postpartum women, the clinicians who treat them and those who love them. Kleiman's wise yet down to earth approaches deeply connect with the women who most need support during most vulnerable time in their lives. What a gift that Kleiman continues to be a front-line resources, vigilantly protecting women when motherhood brings pain."
Susan Dowd Stone, MSW, LCSW, Past president and President's Advisory Council Member, Postpartum Support International, Adjunct Associate Professor, Silver School of Social Work, New York University, USA
"Karen Kleiman brings to light the unique clinical and social context of the postpartum woman seeking therapy. Karen adeptly encapsulates the practical aspects of working with postpartum women. She highlights the importance of clinician qualities of warmth, compassion and empathic confidence for establishing a strong therapeutic relationship and a supportive 'holding environment’ for the new mother."
Dr Renée Miller, Principal Clinical Psychologist, Antenatal & Postnatal Psychology Network, Australia
"Karen Kleiman has the magic touch when reaching parents on their journey through perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Her new book teaches all of us her magic of common sense and research-based technique’s. We are all better off because of her."
Chris Raines, MSN RN APRN-BC PMH-C, President, Postpartum Support International, Adjunct Professor UNC-Chapel Hill, USA
- Publisher : Routledge; 1st edition (September 1, 2022)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 338 pages
- ISBN-10 : 103216378X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1032163789
- Item Weight : 1.11 pounds
- Best Sellers Rank: #951,627 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kleiman's own commitment to postpartum women, which has endured over many years and resulted in the formation of the Postpartum Stress Center, has now brought us another excellent and timely publication. For as we begin to do a better job of identifying and assessing women suffering with pregnancy related mood disorders,treatment approaches must keep pace to maximize women's recovery options. The value of Kleimans book at this educational, legislative, awareness and prosocial juncture cannot be overestimated.
Susan Dowd Stone, MSW, LCSW
Chair, President's Advisory Council
Postpartum Support International
NJ HSS Certified Perinatal Mood Disorders Instructor
Karen is an amazing professional and her dedication to the field can be seen throughout the book. For anyone seeking information for postpartum depression, this book provides a realistic view of the women who experience postpartum and the women who help them.
For those seeking support for postpartum depression, this book provides facts, information and resources, as well as demystifies the therapeutic process. I think women will appreciate her honesty and understand the importance of seeking appropriate support in order to feel better.
Thank you Karen for continuing to train professionals, educate women and share your wisdom.
Jennifer Atkinson, LCSW
Specializing in PPD