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ACA 2019 Conference & Expo Education Sessions


453 - Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders in Women Who Experienced Early Pregnancy Loss


Mar 31, 2019 12:15pm ‐ Mar 31, 2019 1:15pm


Credits: None available.

Description

This roundtable session examines literature on the characteristics of acute stress disorder (ASD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when experienced by women who had early pregnancy losses. Women who experienced early pregnancy loss may develop acute stress syndrome and later PTSD when certain conditions are present. Implications for counselors will be examined that include early intervention, validation of loss, support of women's grief, and posttraumatic growth.

  • To examine the relevant literature on the characteristics of Acute Stress Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder when experienced by women who suffered early pregnancy loss.
  • To¬†identified the possible conditions for trauma in women who experienced early pregnancy loss.
  • To evaluate¬†possible implications for counselors in treating clients who experienced ASD and PTSD as a result of an early pregnancy loss and help them embrace post-traumatic growth.

Speaker(s):

  • Ana E. Baratta, MA, Academic Counselor and Learning Specialist, MIAMI UNIVERSITY
  • Amy Stenger-Sullivan, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor, Restoring Hope Counseling and Coaching, Inc.

Credits

Credits: None available.

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