Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts
Author: Karen Kleiman and Amy Wenzel
Course Created: 2010
Practice Level: Intermediate
This course does not qualify for NBCC credit
Karen Kleiman and Amy Wenzel
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Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts provides essential
information for both the client and the treating therapist when dealing
with postpartum distress. This book addresses the nature of intrusive,
negative, and unwanted thoughts that pregnant and postpartum women can
experience when anxiety is high. It offers information and interventions
for clients and clinicians who must confront these negative cognitions
by outlining what these thoughts are, why they are there, and what can
be done about them.
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- Identify the natural response to threatening triggers.
- Describe what predisposes a new mother to scary thoughts.
- Identify the neurotransmitter that is associated with anxiety and depression.
- Describe the primary universal screening question for new mothers.
- Explain the concept of negative automatic thoughts.
- Discuss the two skills which are associated with high-functioning marriages.
- A Mother's Anxiety
- A Closer Look
- Why am I Having Scary Thoughts?
- How Do You Know if You Need Help?
- Barriers to Relief
- Screening for Scary Thoughts
- Things You Can Do to Feel Better
- Can You Really Change How You Think?
- Professional Treatment Options
- How Others Can Help
- Your Personal Treatment Plan
- Living with Uncertainty
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