DR. ZOLDBROD IS AN EXPERT IN INFERTILITY AND MISCARRIAGE
Zoldbrod is internationally known for her innovative cognitive behavioral
interventions with men and women who are dealing with the stresses
of infertility and miscarriage. She is the author of Men, Women
and Infertility: Intervention and Treatment Strategies (MacMillan,
1993) highly recommended by the American Society for Reproductive
RESOLVE, a national support group for infertility and miscarriage.
Dr. Zoldbrod also has published a book on using imagery to deal
with the stresses of infertility, called Getting Around the Boulder
in the Road
Zoldbrod served on the National Board of Directors of RESOLVE
decade and continues to be involved with RESOLVE on the national
level, speaking at conferences. On December 2, 2004, she will host
RESOLVE chat on line, talking about infertility and sexuality.
She created a "calming card" for women who are anxious
pregnancy after having suffered a miscarriage. It helps women calm
themselves down by reinterpreting physical feelings they are having
She has lectured all over the US, in Canada, and Australia on
intervention techniques for couples struggling with infertility
miscarriage, to infertility professionals and to consumers.
Dr. Zoldbrod has been quoted on infertility by many media, including
Boston Globe, The New York Times, Fit Pregnancy, and Shape.
If you are interested in purchasing any of Dr. Zoldbrod's books,
To read one of Dr. Zoldbrod's articles on men and infertility,
Reviews of Dr. Zoldbrod's Getting Around the Boulder
in the Road: Using Imagery to Cope with Fertility Problems
Getting Around the Boulder in the Road has been
recommended wholeheartedly by National RESOLVE:
"Those who have experienced infertility
know all too well the feelings of loss, hopelessness and helplessness.
The devastating fear of never and forever can cause usually well-
functioning people to feel unable to do anything to comfort themselves.
Helping professionals can provide support, information, validation
and advice, but there are very few activities they can recommend
to help relieve the pain.
This concise pamphlet offers infertile people
a method for using mental imagery as an easily understood self-help
tool to reduce or modify their distress. Written by a psychologist
who specializes in working with infertile people, it begins with
a brief review of the emotional aspects of infertility and goes
on to describe how people can use their imaginations to take control
and regulate their disturbing thoughts and feelings. Dr. Zoldbrod's
explanation of how and why infertility has a different effect on
the spontaneous internal images of men and women is clear, concise
and accurate and will encourage and comfort the many couples who
are confused or frightened by their differences.
Exercises include ways to make disturbing images
more benign or positive as well as ways to manage physical pain
and anticipate a positive future regardless of fertility outcome....
As a clinical social worker who counsels infertile
couples, I welcome this pamphlet as a valuable addition to the ever
increasing literature of infertility. Its potential for enhancing
the coping abilities of those struggling with infertility is great,
and I wholeheartedly recommend it."
Judith Calica M.S.W., reviewing Boulder in the
RESOLVE National Newsletter
"...Should prove to be a useful resource to physicians who
diagnose and treat infertility....(and)
helpful in normalizing feelings and in guiding patients toward a
greater sense of emotional control."
Reviewed in Family Psychologist,
American Psychological Association,
Division 43 Newsletter, Spring, l991
"... A gem of a book...imagery specifically
geared to fertility problems ...and easy to adapt the methods in
order to deal emotionally with miscarriage....."
Reviewed by Debbie Anderson
Shattered Dreams Newsletter,
"For years I have worked with women who experience childbearing
loss and I have found visualization and guided imagery techniques
to be among the most helpful tools for recovery. For my clients,
I have searched for just the clear, concise, compassionate guide
to these techniques that Dr. Aline Zoldbrod has written. Women struggling
with infertility are so wounded and so stressed that they need a
personal manual which will teach, reinforce and support the visualization
exercises which they may have learned from a counselor or simply
discovered on their own. This pamphlet provides both care givers
and those dealing with infertility the healing tools which have
proven helpful to so many. Bravo to Dr Zoldbrod for documenting
and sharing her creative and effective ideas. "
Cathy Romeo, Co-Author, Ended Beginnings: Healing Childbearing Losses
In addition, Boulder has been recommended by the
American Society of Reproductive Medicine (reviewed in Fertility
News June, 1991), Resolve of the Ocean State, Resolve of Puget Sound,
Deborah Tennant, editor of Infertility Helper Magazine, Toronto,
Canada, The Fertility Sourcebook (M. Rosenthal, l995), All About
Eve: The Complete Guide to Women's Health and Well-Being (Tracy
Chutorian Semler, l995), The Infertility Book: A Comprehensive Medical
and Emotional Guide (Carla Harkness, l992), Adopting After Infertility
(Pat Johnston, l994), Wanting Another Child: Coping with Secondary
Infertility (Harriet Simons, 1995), and elsewhere.
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