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Archives of Women's Mental Health

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 229–231 | Cite as

Treating women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) with a hybrid cognitive behavioural and art therapy treatment (CB-ART)

  • Orly SaridEmail author
  • Julie Cwikel
  • Johanna Czamanski-Cohen
  • Ephrat Huss
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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of a combined, evaluated protocol, cognitive behavioural and art therapy treatment (CB-ART), for the treatment of women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). The protocol integrates cognitive behavioural interventions and art therapy. CB-ART focuses on changing distressing image, symptom or memory (ISM) that interferes with functioning. The method directs clients to identify compositional elements that characterize their stressful ISM and to alter the element in their imagination, in bodily sensations and on the page. Examples are provided to illustrate the therapeutic process.

Keywords

PMAD Mental images Cognitive behavioural interventions Art therapy Mothers’ mental health 

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Orly Sarid
    • 1
    Email author
  • Julie Cwikel
    • 1
  • Johanna Czamanski-Cohen
    • 1
  • Ephrat Huss
    • 1
  1. 1.Spitzer Department of Social Work and the Center for Women’s Health Studies and PromotionBen-Gurion University of the NegevBe’er ShevaIsrael

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