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Author Evans, Christine, 1942-

Title Genetic counselling : a psychological conversation / Christine Evans, Barbara Bowles Biesecker
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 204 pages
Contents An overview of genetic counselling -- The psychological processes underlying genetic counselling -- Understanding individual difference in genetic counselling using attachment theory -- The role and skills of the counsellor and ideas from psychotherapy -- Examples of the role and skills of the counsellor -- The gene and the family system -- Working with parents and children -- The influence of the nature of the disorder on the consultation -- The effect on the counsellor -- The interview and non-directiveness
Summary In order to inform an individual's ability to understand and manage the risks of their genetic inheritance, genetic counsellors need to be fully aware of the psychological impact of their communications. Written by a psychiatrist who later became a psychotherapist, this manual is essential reading for counsellors of all disciplines
Notes Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 15, 2007)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-197) and index
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Subject Genetic counseling.
Genetic Counseling -- psychology.
Form Electronic book
Author Biesecker, Barbara Bowles
ISBN 9780511168512
(electronic bk.)
Other Titles Genetic counselling : a psychological approach