Depression and Women

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Depression and Women

SKU# 9780826114457

An Integrative Treatment Approach

Author: Susan Simonds PhD


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"Even the most seasoned therapist will gain new insights and perspectives about treating depressed women from reading Dr. Simond's new book."
- Dorothy W. Canton, PsyD Former President, American Psychological Association

"...Whether the clinician wants the latest, best-documented information about women and depression or a set of guidelines for contemporary approaches to the treatment of depression in women, this is the book to turn to."
- Bonnie Strickland, PhD Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts

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.

This book presents a unique, nonpathologizing, and user-friendly model for psychotherapy with depressed women. The author integrates empirically-supported therapies, feminist theories of depression, creative arts therapies, and mindfulness-based techniques. The book also addresses relapse prevention, reproductive-related events, special medication issues for women, and the latest research on alternative remedies. Unique features of the book include three conceptual maps that guide the therapist throughout the course of therapy, weaving a common thread while allowing for the individuality of each client. The book also includes 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.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 17, 2001
  • Page Count 304
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826114457
  • 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