Shameless self-promotion alert! 😉
Therapy and the Postpartum Women: Notes on Healing Postpartum Depression for Clinicians and the Women Who Seek Their Help (Routledge) will be available in September 2008 (or for pre-order now either through Routledge or Amazon.) It will be a valuable resource for clinicians specializing in the treatment of PPD and as well as women who are in therapy or contemplating entering therapy for support.
“Ms. Kleiman presents a theoretical framework in which the therapist ‘mothers the mother’ by acting as the ‘good’ mother, who ‘must achieve that equilibrium between absolute support and appropriate boundaries.'(p. 47). Using compelling patient narratives, she demonstrates just how to achieve that balance in order to teach the patient how to develop confidence in her own skills as a mother. There is a treasure trove of ‘clinical pearls’ in this eminently readable book which even the most experienced clinician will be able to use right away. For those new to the field, and for patients and their loved ones, the book offers a wealth of information on the nature of postpartum depression as a medical illness and the psychosocial issues that arise when a woman is faced with caring for a baby.”