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Psychotherapy for Pregnancy Loss. Applying Relationship Science to Clinical Practice

ISBN: 9780197693353
ISBN: 9780197693353
Διαστάσεις 24 × 16 cm



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Pregnancy loss—the death of a conceptus, fetus, or neonate before the 21st day of life—affects a substantial number of women and their partners, and can lead to severe and long-lasting psychological consequences. Perinatal grief, however, is often invalidated, avoided, or dismissed in Western society. Therapy can offer bereaved parents an empathic and affect-regulating relationship in which to mourn.

In Psychotherapy for Pregnancy Loss: Applying Relationship Science to Clinical Practice, Rayna D. Markin applies cutting-edge research on the therapist-client relationship to individual and couples therapy for pregnancy loss and related forms of reproductive trauma, in such a way that is easy for clinicians to utilize in various settings. Through in-depth clinical illustrations and practical relational guidance, Markin demonstrates how the therapy relationship can help clients affected by pregnancy loss to mourn their losses, process and grow from trauma and loss, and restore healthy self-esteem. Guided largely by attachment theory and research on evidence-based relationships and responsiveness, this book is a guide on what exactly clinicians should do and how they should be in the therapy relationship to help clients not only grieve and process the traumatic experience of pregnancy loss but also achieve greater attachment security.

Psychotherapy for Pregnancy Loss will serve as a valuable go-to guide on how clinicians can establish and utilize the kind of therapeutic relationship that is needed to help clients process and grow from the trauma of pregnancy loss.

  • Applies research on evidence-based relationships to a specific clinical context
  • Provides clinical guidance for therapists working with patients who have experienced pregnancy loss
  • Includes detailed case examples and hypothetical sessions to illustrate how to apply relationship elements to therapy for pregnancy loss
  • Addresses deeper level concerns beyond symptom reduction, such as post-traumatic stress, complicated grief, and attachment


Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Understanding and Treating Pregnancy Loss: Rates, Risk Factors, Symptomatology, and Implications for the Therapeutic Relationship and Treatment
Chapter 3: The Alliance in Individual and Couples Therapy for Pregnancy Loss
Chapter 4: Empathy in Psychotherapy for Pregnancy Loss: Undoing Aloneness, Healing Narcissistic Wounds, and Processing Trauma and Grief
Chapter 5: Emotion in Psychotherapy for Pregnancy Loss: Mourning as an Affective-Relational Process
Chapter 6: Alliance Rupture and Repair Episodes in Psychotherapy for Pregnancy Loss: An Attachment Perspective
Chapter 7: Managing Countertransference in Psychotherapy for Pregnancy Loss
Chapter 8: Client Attachment in Therapy for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL) and Infertility: Theory, Research, and Clinical Guidelines
Chapter 9: Relational Guidance on Therapist Responsiveness to Client Attachment in Individual and Couples Therapy for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Infertility
Chapter 10: Where Do We Go From Here? Future Research Directions, Training Recommendations, and Practice Implications