Title: Coping with infertility: a body-mind group intervention programme for infertile couples
Authors: Lemmens, G M D ×
Vervaeke, M
Enzlin, Paul
Bakelants, E
Vanderschueren, Dirk
D'Hooghe, Thomas
Demyttenaere, Koen #
Issue Date: Aug-2004
Series Title: Human reproduction (Oxford, England) vol:19 issue:8 pages:1917-23
Abstract: BACKGROUND: The recognition of the distressing character of infertility diagnosis and treatment has led to the development of several psychosocial interventions for infertile couples. At the Leuven University Fertility Centre, a body-mind marital group intervention was developed to help infertile couples cope with the distress related to infertility. METHODS AND RESULTS: This treatment programme was originally adapted from a mind-body approach, but integrated concepts and techniques from body-oriented therapy, art therapy and multi-family group therapy. In this paper, the therapeutic foundations, treatment goals and practical implications of the mind-body marital group intervention are outlined. Further, the treatment procedure is explained in detail and illustrated by clinical vignettes. CONCLUSIONS: Although the first clinical impressions about the usefulness of the body-mind group programme in fertility clinics seem promising, further research is needed to assess its effectiveness.
ISSN: 0268-1161
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Psychiatry
Clinical and Experimental Endocrinology
Reproductive Medicine Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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