Listening to the voices of women suffering perinatal psychological distress

Haynes, E 2017, 'Listening to the voices of women suffering perinatal psychological distress' , Transactional Analysis Journal, 47 (2) , pp. 126-137.

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Abstract

This article suggests that transactional analysis can be an effective treatment approach for women suffering from mental health conditions and the emotional and life disturbances that may occur during the perinatal period. It offers a brief introduction to perinatal psychological distress followed by a description of the use of transactional analysis psychotherapy for this condition. The article outlines a new model for a research project that aims to ascertain women’s views on the helpfulness of the treatment and to gain a better understanding of the stigma often associated with perinatal mental health issues. The author argues for the necessity of qualitative research to assess the efficacy of transactional-analysis-based treatment and to increase our knowledge about the change process in transactional analysis psychotherapy with this client population as well as to inform future transactional analysis treatment protocols.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Transactional Analysis Journal
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0362-1537
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Depositing User: Emma Haynes
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2018 09:11
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2018 15:09
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/45094

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