Perspectives of Women Suffering from Infertility about the Effects of Psychodrama-Based Intervention on Their Psychosocial Well-Being

Kamışlı S., TERZİOĞLU C.

American Journal of Family Therapy, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01926187.2021.1972493
  • Title of Journal : American Journal of Family Therapy
  • Keywords: infertility, Psychodrama, woman


© 2021 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.This study explored the experiences of women suffering from infertility and the effects of a psychodrama-based intervention on their psychosocial well-being. Twelve women included in the study participated in 3-h psychodrama group therapy sessions once per week for 10 weeks. In-depth interviews were assessed according to Colaizzi’s phenomenological method. Results from the analyses revealed three themes: 1) negative experiences, 2) change, and 3) hope for future. These themes should be taken into account in mental support services for women suffering from infertility. Women experiencing infertility difficulties should direct their attention to social roles other than motherhood.