Minding the Body

Author: Ellyn Kaschak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317719689
Format: PDF, ePub
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Support and empower women who are coping with the pain, fear, and stigma of serious disease Being diagnosed with cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, or fibromyalgia is a traumatic event that takes place at a time when the patient is already feeling physically (and often emotionally) drained. Minding the Body combines feminist and social constructionist approaches to offer an intimate look into the ways a therapist can help clients cope with the pain, fear, and stigma of serious disease. Minding the Body offers an alternative to the reductive view of the mind-body connection and also examines the potential for growth that such experiences often allow. The essays gathered here show how an effective therapist can help the client deal with the painful and difficult emotions that exacerbate illness, while learning the emotional and spiritual lessons illness can teach. Minding the Body presents both theoretical views and personal accounts of illness, including: scholarly discussions of the issues involved in autoimmune disorders a therapist's personal experience of chronic fatigue syndrome a personal and professional exposition of a woman's struggles with injury, illness, and managed care, co-written by client and therapist suggestions for understanding the social construction of illness and treating disease from a social-constructivist point of view narratives reflecting on the change and growth of therapists diagnosed with cancer and other serious illnesses By looking at illness in the context of mind, body, society, and medical establishment, Minding the Body will help therapists, doctors, nurses, counselors, and clients deal with the grief, disappointment, and frustration of chronic and life-threatening illness.

100 Questions Answers About Chronic Illness

Author: Robert A. Norman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781449631819
Format: PDF
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Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient, or are a friend or relative of someone suffering from Chronic Illness, this book offers help. The only text available to provide both the doctor's and patient's views, 100 Questions & Answers About Chronic Illness gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options and quality of life, and provides sources of support from both the doctor’s and patient’s viewpoints. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of Chronic Illness.

From Menarche to Menopause

Author: Joan Chrisler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317955536
Format: PDF
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From Menarche to Menopause: The Female Body in Feminist Therapy examines the latest research on the menstrual cycle and women’s reproductive health. This timely volume focuses on women in therapy who are disconnected from—or even repelled by—their own bodies due to cultural attitudes, abuse, trauma, or the natural aging process. Experts in the fields of psychology and women’s health unite to celebrate the physical life stages of women and girls and to offer practical advice for therapists to use when addressing negativity caused by appearance, age, menstrual symptoms, or reproductive concerns. In this book, you will gain new understanding about the effects on a woman’s mental health that transitional life stages can cause, from preadolescence through the childbearing years to menopause. The suggestions in From Menarche to Menopause can help women resist the bombardment of negative messages and misleading information they receive about their bodies and their reproductive concerns. This helpful resource can also assist you in opening new lines of communication between mothers and daughter, women and men, and women and other women. From Menarche to Menopause discusses how to handle topics such as: self-loathing caused by media and cultural messages that affect women’s acceptance of their bodies overcoming a daughter’s reluctance to discuss sensitive topics of bodily maturation, menstruation, and emerging sexual development helping women, men, and couples cope with infertility assisting women in overcoming a disappointing birth experience providing therapeutic care to women and couples who experience perinatal loss addressing perimenopause in midlife women and the concerns, negative attitudes, and uncertainty of this transition This unique book fills the gap in feminist therapy literature with practical advice concerning the functions of women’s bodies that can be used within the therapy context. From Menarche to Menopause includes extensive references and several book reviews to further your research and provide reading and other resources you can recommend to your clients. This practical resource on women’s reproductive health—as it relates to mental health—is an important addition to the bookshelves of feminist psychologists, clinical practitioners, social workers, and health practitioners as well as faculty and students of these disciplines.

Women With Visible and Invisible Disabilities

Author: Martha E. Banks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This thoughtful collection addresses the issues faced by women with disabilities, examines the social construction of disability, and makes suggestions for the development and modification of culturally relevant therapy to meet the needs of disabled women. Written in an accessible style with a minimum of jargon, this book provides clinical material from the perspectives of psychotherapists, clients, personal assistants, and health administrators. Women with Visible and Invisible Disabilities also highlights the importance of considering age, ethnicity, and sexual orientation in its examination of feminist approaches to assessment, psychotherapy, disability management (coping), and discusses how the Americans with Disabilities Act impacts employment and education for women.

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