Using An Emotion-Focused Approach In Preventing Psychological Birth Trauma

İsbir, Gözde Gökçe, Yılmaz, Mualla and Thomson, Gillian orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-3392-8182 (2021) Using An Emotion-Focused Approach In Preventing Psychological Birth Trauma. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care . ISSN 0031-5990

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This discussion article considers how an emotion-focused approach can be adopted to prevent psychological birth trauma and to optimize perinatal wellbeing for women and their families.
Emotion-focused approaches have a different perspective when compared to other classic psychotherapy methods. This approach may help women to resolve the negative impacts of psychological birth trauma; to prevent post-traumatic stress disorder onset; to lead to better results for mother and baby well-being; and may be cost effective.
Practice Implications
Mental health nurses/midwives should receive education about emotion-focused approaches in addition to gaining competence in basic counseling skills so that they can utilize these approaches with women.

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