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.
Academic Counselor and Learning Specialist,
Licensed Professional Counselor,
Restoring Hope Counseling and Coaching, Inc.