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How to Become Your Own Best Infertility Counselor, by Joyce Sutkamp Friedeman

How to Become Your Own Best Infertility Counselor: Helping You Understand Your Struggle: Deciding What's Best for You and Educating Others to Accept Your Choice

by Joyce Sutkamp Friedeman

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Format: Paperback, 106pp.
ISBN: 0964595206
Publisher: Jolance Press 
Pub. Date: November 1995

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Book Description

The author is an infertility counselor as well as a psychiatric nurse and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Social Psychology. Her goal in this paperback book is to treat the reader like one of her infertility patients by offering empathy and comfort. She wants to give readers methods to becoming their own best counselor. Information in her book is designed to inform the reader of common feelings and problems between individuals, couples, friends, and family associated with infertility.

About the Author

Joyce Sutkamp Friedeman, an infertility counselor and psychiatric nurse, holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Social Psychology from the University of Cincinnati. She counsels infertile clients in her private practice in Cincinnati. In addition, she consults to fertility centers in the Greater Cincinnati area, with clients who choose assisted reproductive technologies, including the use of donor gametes.

Joyce formed the first infertility support group with the Greater Cincinnati RESOLVE, Inc. Chapter (a local, state and national organization which provides support and information to the infertile population as well as to interested health care providers). She is a frequent presenter at RESOLVE, Inc. functions. Her workshops and lectures on the psychosocial aspects of reproductive loss are presented not only to the infertile population but also to physicians' groups, nurses and mental health professionals. Articals by Dr. Sutkamp Friedeman have been published in! academic journals, and her work was featured in Woman's World weekly magazine and the All About Kids monthly newspaper and on local television news segments. Her overview of the emotional aspects of infertility, Hearts Break and Dreams Soar, appears in the introductory newsletter for new members of RESOLVE of Ohio, Inc.

She lives with her husband, three children, a shaggy dog and tropical fish in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky.

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This informative book will help sufferers to understand their struggle, decide what us best for them, educate others on their choices. It has been endorsed by infertility experts across the country and offers real solutions to everyone involved.

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