MEMBERSHIP in the Association for Birth Psychology
Membership is open to all that are professionally interested in
the psychological impact of pregancy and birth on personality:
psychologists, psychiatrists, obstetricians, midwives,
nurces, academicians, researchers, social workers, sociologists, therapists.......................
click on the following
link for the BIRTH PSYCHOLOGY BULLETIN, the official journal of the ASSOCIATION FOR BIRTH PSYCHOLOGY.
contains commentary, theory and research by an array of professionals concerned with the psychological impact of birth and
Some of the related areas of interest:
such as the cesarean personality, the breech personality and the premature personality.
THE FETAL PERSONALITY
RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS between the obstetrician and parents, marital issues and adjustments, the
impact of the extended family and other important others, the relationship of parents and siblings to the unborn and the newborn,
and Social support systems.
The neonate and infant
Parental and family adjustment
PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC CONSIDERATIONS: The pregnant therapist, counseling expectant parents and dealing with
the transition to parenthood, birth trauma resolution, the emotional impact of birth on later maladaptive expressions in the
THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS such as Personality theory that incorporates birth and related stages, the
impact of stages from conception through the postnatal period and obstetrical considerations, the implications for social
and interpersonal communication throughout life, and contributions of pregnancy and childbirth to the development of the psyche
and patterns of emotional, mental and behavioral expression.
OBSTETRICAL CONSIDERATIONS: obstetrical proceedures,
labor and delivery issues. the psychology of the obstetrician.
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AND MEETINGS have had an international participation by professionals from many different universities and countries
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