| Published: February 25, 2020

Facing the ‘Baby Bump’: how a psychotherapist’s pregnancy influences healing

Prateek Sharma

MA (Clinical Psychology), 30, Kanti Nagar, Tansen Road, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.030/20200801

DOI: 10.25215/0801.030


Psychotherapists are not immune to major-life events impacting their work. The therapist’s pregnancy among such events has a deep impact on therapeutic alliance. The evident biological changes induce stressors that may hinder concentration and emotional involvement but a more crucial aspect of them is the dread of client’s reaction to it. Psychoanalytic and interpersonal approaches offer a deeper look into the backstage of such encounters while also providing insight into how pregnancy can both act as a facilitator or a breaker in progress depending upon an integration of therapeutic skills and introspection.

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 1, January-March, 2020