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The Pregnant Therapist and The Childless Patient

15 February 2018

I am conducting research for my doctoral dissertation on the experience of women who have been in psychotherapy and have worked with a pregnant therapist. I am a PsyD student at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA.


  • 1) Female
  • 2) Been in psychotherapy with a therapist who was pregnant at some point during the treatment
  • 3) Had no biological children at the time of the therapist's pregnancy (step children are OK, later pregnancies are OK)
  • 4) Experienced some degree of distress about their childlessness at any point in their lives before or during the therapist's pregnancy (i.e. considered whether to have children, thought about factors affecting potential pregnancy, such as fertility, life circumstances, and/or timing).

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by the Wright Institute's Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects.

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The researcher:
Doctoral Candidate
The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA

More detailed information about the researcher available upon request.
Dissertation chair information available upon request.

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