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ERIC Number: EJ1121872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Making Sense of the Past Creates Space for the Baby: Perinatal Child-Parent Psychotherapy for Pregnant Women with Childhood Trauma
Narayan, Angela J.; Bucio, Griselda Oliver; Rivera, Luisa M.; Lieberman, Alicia F.
ZERO TO THREE, v36 n5 p22-28 May 2016
Childhood experiences of interpersonal trauma often leave a legacy of painful emotions and memories that can be especially destructive when adults transition to parenthood. In this article, the authors present a promising treatment approach, Perinatal Child-Parental Psychotherapy (P-CPP), adapted from evidence-based Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) for trauma-exposed parents and young children. Like CPP, P-CPP addresses traumatic experiences and improves mother-child emotional attunement, but it brings this work to the prenatal period. A clinical case illustrates the core modalities of P-CPP and emphasizes how uncovering, making meaning of, and healing from childhood trauma has enduring benefits on prenatal and postnatal maternal and child well-being.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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