Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology

Izvestiya of Saratov University.

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Shakhvorostova T. V. Psychological and Acmeological Factors of Individual Psychological Protection while Preparing for Motherhood. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2016, vol. 5, iss. 3, pp. 254-259. DOI: 10.18500/2304-9790-2016-5-3-254-259

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Psychological and Acmeological Factors of Individual Psychological Protection while Preparing for Motherhood

Shakhvorostova Tat’yana V., Vladimir State University named after Alexander and Nikolay Stoletovs

The research attempts to identify the main acmeological factors of personal psychological defence mechanisms affecting the aetiology of female infertility and the effective restoration and preservation of reproductive women’s health. The article investigates the theoretical results of Russian and foreign studies and analyses the initial data collected by the author serving as the basis for drawing further conclusions. The paper is focused on the study and description of the mechanisms of psychological protection of women suffering from infertility. It hypothesizes that infertility is somatization of defence mechanisms of intrapersonal conflict in terms of ambivalent desires of women associated with the possibility of motherhood. The research discovers that Bert Hellinger’s Family Constellations and psychodrama should be used in dealing with infertility, which gives an opportunity to correct traumatic factors arising in the family system of women diagnosed with infertility.


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