There is a vast silence around pregnancy and infant loss in our society. And it extends to clinical training programs.
Most therapists are not even aware of the field of reproductive psychology, never mind trained in it. Yet, all clients have a reproductive story of some kind, and that story often includes loss.
How would you take care of a client who is trying to decide if she has a right to her grief after a miscarriage?
How would you modify trauma treatment for a client who has PTSD after delivering a stillborn baby and wants to become pregnant again?
How would you advise a couple whose relationship is crumbling as their infant is sent to palliative care in the NICU?
There are numerous ways that pregnancy can result in tragedy, and while it may be tempting to see these as rare events that you are unlikely to encounter in your practice, it is much more likely that your clients already have or will experience a pregnancy or infant loss – though they may not be talking about it.
During this dynamic 1-day training with reproductive psychology expert Dr. Julie Bindeman, you will learn how to create a safe, therapeutic space for grieving parents. You’ll get the skills you need to:
What is not talked about is harder to bear. Now you can fill a training gap and be ready to help your clients experiencing pregnancy and infant loss. Register today!
Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships
All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners. For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
This online program is worth 6.5 hours CPD.
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|Manual - Pregnancy and Infant Loss (30 MB)||56 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Julie Bindeman, PsyD, pursued intensive training in the field of reproductive psychology, in which she writes, teaches, and practices, as a result of her own reproductive story. Dr. Bindeman has served on the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s mental health professional group, including on the executive, continuing education, and social media committees, as well as on their antiracism task force. She was appointed by the governor of Maryland to serve on that state’s Maternal Mental Health Task Force, and she has served on the board and committees of organizations such as the Maryland Psychological Association, the National Abortion Rights Action League – Maryland, Rainbow Families, the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse, and Uprooted. Dr. Bindeman has received several awards for her work, including the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy and the National Council of Jewish Women’s Woman Who Dared Award. She has authored book chapters on maternal mental health and is co-owner of Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington, a private psychotherapy practice located in Rockville, MD.
Financial: Dr. Julie Bindeman is the co-director of Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Julie Bindeman serves on the executive committee for the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. She is a member of American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, American Psychological Association, and Maryland Psychological Association.
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