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Author Needle, Rachel B.

Title Abortion counseling : a clinician's guide to psychology, legislation, politics, and competency / Rachel B. Needle, Lenore E.A. Walker
Published New York : Springer, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxvi, 251 pages)
Contents Perspectives for the mental health professional -- The impact of abortion politics on therapists -- Assessing competency and decision-making skills of the client -- Facts, not myths, about women's reproductive health -- Gauging your client's emotional regulation and good decision making -- Is there a post-abortion syndrome? -- A model program for post-abortion counseling -- Impact of the abortion debate on clinic workers -- Summary and conclusions -- Appendix 1: Pre-abortion needs assessment -- Appendix 2: Legislative summaries for United States
Summary "Through this book the authors hope to train general therapists and counselors in pre- and post-abortion counseling techniques - to avoid women experiencing unnecessary psychological problems created by those who insist that the non-existent "post-abortion syndrome" exists."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Abortion counseling -- United States.
Unwanted pregnancy -- United States.
Pregnant women -- Mental health services -- United States.
Abortion Applicants -- psychology.
Counseling -- methods.
Pregnancy, Unwanted -- psychology.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Walker, Lenore E.
LC no. 2007022455
ISBN 0826103375 (electronic bk.)
9780826103376 (electronic bk.)