Through this book the authors hope to train general therapists and counselors in pre- and post-abortion counseling techniques--to avoid women experiencing unnecessary psychological problems created by those who insist that the non-existent ...
Author: Rachel Needle, PsyD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
The majority of women who have had abortions report feeling happy, satisfied, and relieved following their abortion. Some few women who have had an abortion may experience some feelings of guilt and sadness; however, this rarely lasts longer than a few days. Those very few women who present with prolonged feelings of sadness and mental health problems are women who have either had these problems prior to their abortion, had other risk factors, or were influenced by frightening demonstrations and inaccurate biased information provided prior to the abortion. Through this book the authors hope to train general therapists and counselors in pre- and post-abortion counseling techniques--to avoid women experiencing unnecessary psychological problems created by those who insist that the non-existent "post-abortion syndrome" exists. "Abortion counseling has a critical role to play in ensuring women's mental health is the priority and not the goals of a political agenda. Thus, Needle and Walker have taken on a complex, profound and essential task -- equipping therapists and abortion counselors with the knowledge and skills needed to help their clients -- and they have done it wellÖ.Readers of this book should [gain] an increased understanding of how women's diverse life circumstances affect their ability to cope with the difficult decisions and circumstances surrounding abortion. They will also be better able to build women's resilience and coping skills by having considered them both in the context of women's lives (e.g., coping resources, social support, partner violence, incidence of depression), and in the context of socio-political agendas that seek to manipulate women's mental health in order to undermine women's reproductive rights....In the final analysis, it is important to remember that abortion counseling is not about abortion - it is about women confronting the decision to bear a child - with all of the profound and life changing commitments and responsibilities that entails." -- From the Foreword by Nancy Felipe Russo, PhD, Regents Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University
This book teaches an approach and framework for decision assessment and counseling for abortion and family planning care.
Author: Alissa C. Perrucci
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Category: Health & Fitness
This book teaches an approach and framework for decision assessment and counseling for abortion and family planning care. Case examples, individual and group exercises, guided self-reflection, and values clarification build the reader’s skills for working within a wide range of scenarios. The book is a complete manual for physicians, nurses, counselors, and social workers on how to work with decision conflict, ambivalence, and present pregnancy options.
Aimed at professionals in the field, it provides a comprehensive review of the social, moral and legal issues surrounding contraception and abortion and offers clear guidelines for establishing good practice.
Author: Joanna Brien
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Pregnancy and Abortion Counselling is written for professionals who give information and support to women deciding whether to terminate or continue with their pregnancy. The authors provide a comprehensive review of the social, moral and legal issues surrounding contraception and abortion and offer clear guidelines for establishing good practice. Illustrated throughout with case examples the book includes detailed information on * current legislation * methods of abortion * stages of foetal development * screening for foetal abnormality * client confidentiality and consent * ethical considerations This book is relevant to many health professionals, including doctors, health visitors, midwives and nurses as well as those involved in community work and counselling.
The ethical issue for the professional abortion counselor may also be acute . Abortion counseling as a profession grew out of an advocacy movement that
aimed to make abortion widely available and to promote favorable laws ( Joffe ,
1978 ) .
aspirin or abortion : school counselors and abortion counseling Robert H . Pate ,
Jr . , Stephanie M . Webster , and Patricia J . Rooney This position paper is not a
discussion of the desirability of abortion , nor is it a discussion of the desirability ...
Even the economic discrimination which was such an undesirable feature of
illegal abortion is in danger of reappearing in the legal services . " Let us
therefore take a look at what good abortion counseling ought to provide and then
see how ...
Author: David Robert Mace
Whether abortion is legal or illegal, there is an extremely complex and difficult decision to be made, and the woman with an unwanted pregnancy is the one who must make it. Where can she turn for help on the medical facts about abortion, the views and arguments for and against it, the full range of options available to her, and assistance in thinking through her own decision?
sure that consent is informed and that a trained professional will be available to
discuss any psychological or related problems the woman might have.63
Research demonstrates that pre-abortion counseling is beneficial."4 One study,
This, among other social factors, makes abortion counseling complicated and challenging. Understanding the relationship between abortion and mental health is an important aspect of this work.
Author: Amanda Jane Jones
Counselors working in abortion care settings face social and political obstacles. While access to abortion currently faces political challenges, it has a complicated history in the United States of both an illegalization and legalization movement. This, among other social factors, makes abortion counseling complicated and challenging. Understanding the relationship between abortion and mental health is an important aspect of this work. While research does vary, it appears that negative mental health outcomes, such as psychiatric hospital admissions, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse (APA Task Force for Mental Health and Abortion, 2008), can be a reality some women following abortion. The necessity of competent, well-trained counselors, then, is vital for these women. However, limited resources may make this difficult. This dissertation began with the development and dissemination of a nationwide survey, which identified the need for resources for identifying and managing risks for negative mental health outcomes. This was combined with a review of the literature and experience within this setting to create a comprehensive resource guide. Finally, a structured focus group was conducted, which overall identified the resource as a useful resource for abortion counseling work.
Non - Directive ” or “ Objective " Counseling SBC proponents assert that when
the school clinics counsel pregnant girls about abortion , they employ the so -
called “ nondirective ” methods used by Planned Parenthood and other members
group of clergymen who organized in the fall of 1969 to provide pregnancy counseling and abortion referrals before the old abortion law was repealed ,
continued in operation to provide pastoral counseling to women with pregnancy
Abortion Applicants : Characteristics Distinguishing Dropouts Remaining
Pregnant and Those Having Abortion MARY E. ... both sought abortion ; one
group had an abortion , and the other dropped out after contacting the counseling
Abortion Counseling E . James Lieberman [ Editor ' s Note ] Individual counseling
is a feature of some abortion clinics . It is usually done by an empathic , sensitive
woman who may or may not have had formal training or related experience in ...
What Is Abortion Counseling ? Abortion counseling is a deliberate , planned
activity involving diagnosis , interpretation , education , advice , and therapy . The abortion counselor uses the basic skills of the helping process with a specialized
Author: Paul Sachdev
Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
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With help , she was able to work through her loss as part of her experience in the therapy group . One of the ways to handle the issue of grief around abortion is to
do more complete counseling before the abortion itself so that the person ...
Author: James William Worden
In this updated and revised third edition of his classic text, Dr. Worden presents his current thinking on bereavement drawn from extensive research, clinical work, and the best of the new literature. Readers will find new information on special types of losses -- including children's violent deaths, grief and the elderly, and anticipatory grief -- as well as refinements to his basic model for mourning. It now not only includes the four "tasks of mourning" but also seven "mediators of mourning." In addition, a series of vignettes, the best of the first and second editions plus several new to this edition, bring bereavement issues to life.
The State of Missouri appealed only the --the prohibition on the use of public
funds for abortion counseling Supreme Court dismissed the appeal on this
provision as moot . ces no law on the validity of banning public funds for abortion
Author: Maureen Bellis
A case brief of the July 3, 1989 United States Supreme Court decision in the Missouri abortion case. Webster v. Reproductive Health Services 109 S.Ct. 3040.
Problem Pregnancy The unplanned and unwanted pregnancy may precipitate a
crisis situation Counseling that ... And , since time is essential in decisions about
whether or not to have an abortion , it is imperative that the counselor help in this
Author: Gary S. Belkin
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ABORTION PERIODICAL Social Smith , Elizabeth M. Work , March 1972 . Counseling for women who seek abortion . p . 62-68 . Since pregnancy counseling for a woman seeking an abortion is crisis intervention , the counselor
should be ...