By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name three motives for and manifestations of denial in women who are beginning menopause.
-Name three concepts of malaise in menopausal women.
-Name three effects of fear of a decrease in sexual drive due to menopause.
-Name three concepts related to menopausal stress.
-Name three emotional symptoms found in menopausal clients.
-Explain concepts of memory loss in menopausal clients.
-Name three strategies that menopausal clients can use to help them cope with the day-to-day.
-Name the five categories of personal reactions in menopausal therapists to experiencing sweats and/or red-hot faces while with a client.
-Name two significant health risks for women in postmenopause.
-Explain what is imperative for mental health counselors to recognize, given the dramatic impact of menopause on some women's health and emotional status.
-Name the effect of hormone replacement therapy on memory.
-Explain psychoanalytic theory of depression in menopause.
-Explain the psychosocial factors regarding numerous studies have shown that psychosocial factors account for more of the variation in depressed mood among women at the time of menopause than does menopause itself.
-Explain the types of therapy have been shown to be as effective as antidepressant medication in postmenopausal depression.
-Name three factors were suggested to decrease sexual frequency, small study of women who were recently postmenopausal.
-Explain how is the social prejudice against aging in women gender-bound.
-Explain what does not Western concept of the empty nest acknowledge. This is predicated upon the assumption that women do nothing else than, and find satisfaction only in, caring for their children.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."