This dissertation describes the theoretical model of depression within the postpartum period in terms of its etiology, prevalence, and adverse effects to both mothers and their infants. In addition, empirically-supported treatments, such as pharmacotherapy and psychological interventions as well as non-traditional treatments including relaxation techniques, exercise, and yoga are presented and critiqued. In response to the need for more effective treatment modalities, this dissertation provides an inexpensive and easily accessible manual for an integrative group treatment module, which is based on the current literature. The eight-session group protocol combines traditional cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal therapeutic techniques with psychoeducation and a 20-minute yoga session. The ultimate goal of the group protocol is to decrease depressive symptomatology in mothers with postpartum depression. This dissertation concludes with a review of the limitations of the current research and provides suggestions for future studies.CHAPTER IV A GROUP TREATMENT PROGRAM This dissertation introduces an integrative group therapy program that utilizes both ... as psychoeducation on postnatal depression and current treatments, a cognitive- behavioral approach, and interpersonal psychotherapeutic techniques. The manual also consists of an alternative intervention for treating depression within the puerperium that includesanbsp;...
|Title||:||Traditional and Non-traditional Techniques for Women with Postpartum Depression: An Integrative Group Treatment Manual|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|