Depression and Women

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Depression and Women

SKU# 9780826114440

An Integrative Treatment Approach

Author: Susan Simonds PhD


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In her newest book, Simonds presents "Integrative Relational Therapy," her unique nonpathologizing approach to psychotherapy with depressed women. IRT integrates empirically-supported therapies, feminist theories of depression, creative arts therapies, and mindfulness-based techniques into a cohesive model that addresses the gender and cultural factors contributing to women's depression. The book also addresses relapse prevention, reproductive-related events, special medication issues for women, and the latest research on alternative remedies. A unique feature of the book includes three conceptual maps that guide the therapist throughout the course of therapy, weaving a common thread while allowing for the individuality of each client. A list of integrative resources and recommended readings in feminist therapy, alternative therapies, and holistic approaches to the treatment of depression, anxiety, and women's reproductive-related events are also included.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 16, 2006
  • Page Count 290
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826114440
  • EISBN 9780826115270

Table of Contents 

  1. Integrative Relational Therapy With Depressed Women: Basic Assumptions
  2. Why Are So Many Women Depressed?
  3. What Can We Learn from Treatment Outcome Studies?
  4. The Therapeutic Relationship and Special Issues With Women
  5. Assessment: Philosophy and Standards of Care
  6. Assessment: Case Conceptualization
  7. Safety
  8. Activation
  9. Connection: Part 1
  10. Connection: Part II
  11. Meaning
  12. Relapse Prevention
  13. When the Client is Not Improving
  14. Therapist Self Care

  15. Appendix A