MENU
category: Campus News

Carson-Newman prof co-edits new book addressing struggle of infertility, fertility loss

A soon to be released book co-edited by Carson-Newman University’s Dr. Megan Herscher explores issues of grief and chronic sorrow related to infertility and reproductive loss. “Working with Infertility and Grief A Practical Guide for Helping Professionals,” is described as being one of only a handful of books related to the topic, and the first of its kind geared toward equipping helping professionals who assist those grieving unrecognized losses.

Dr. Megan Herscher

Herscher serves as associate professor of counseling at Carson-Newman. She is also field placement coordinator and Clinical Mental Health Program coordinator for the University. Herscher says she was drawn to the project out of personal experience.

“My motivation was related to my struggle with infertility and subsequent embryo adoption resulting in the birth of my two youngest twins,” she said. “While this book is written as a clinical guide for mental health and medical professionals, I believe a strong crossover market for those struggling with infertility.”

Herscher co-authored the book with Drs. Whitney Jarnagin and Denis’ Thomas. The guide directly targets mental health professionals working with clients, supervisees, or students who have experienced infertility, miscarriage, or death of an infant. Readers will learn more about the crisis of infertility and reproductive loss, gain insight into the experience of those suffering, and acquire practical tools and strategies for helping and healing.

The book is available for pre-order and will ship after Aug. 4. Those interested can find the book on Amazon.

Previous Post

National honor society elects C-N professor to board

Next Post

C-N celebrates opening of Drama and Ted Russell Center

Related Posts

  • Campus News

    C-N named a “College of Distinction,” marks 10th straight year for award

    For a tenth straight year Carson-Newman University is named a “College of Distinction.” The 2024-2025 honor comes from Texas-based organization, Colleges of Distinction. The company cited Carson-Newman’s dedication to fostering […]

  • Campus News

    New grant to bolster program, “help students fulfill calling, purpose”

    A new $50,000 grant to Carson-Newman University will support students in their development as servant-leaders; a goal pulled directly from the school’s mission statement. The Capacity-Building Grant comes from The […]

  • Campus News

    University recognized for supporting community college transfer students

    Transferring from a community college to a four-year school can be daunting. But according to Carson-Newman University’s Jamie Hamer, the experience doesn’t have to be. “We try to remove obstacles […]