In light of the recent focus on the inexcusable ways some healthcare providers respond to acute distress in postpartum mothers, let us do some teaching here. Please share and inform your local resources. **NOTE TO ALL HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS** Some postpartum women are afraid to tell you how they really feel. They are worried that you […]
A CAUTIONARY NOTE TO THERAPISTS WHO THINK THEY CAN/SHOULD TREAT PREGNANT AND POSTPARTUM WOMEN IN DISTRESS WITHOUT SPECIALIZED TRAINING This past weekend, I was fortunate to speak at Postpartum Support International’s (PSI) annual conference, whose clear and inspirational mission is posted on their website: “The mission of Postpartum Support International is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of […]
Guarire dalla depressione postpartum. Indicazioni cliniche e psicoterapia INTRODUCTION TO THE ITALIAN EDITION With my deepest gratitude, I post the translation of the introduction to the Italian edition of: Therapy and the Postpartum Woman by Pietro Grussu and eRosa Maria Quatraro: Fourteen years have passed since the Editorial Collection “Psicologia della Maternità” (Psychology of Motherhood) […]
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Book Reviews 1 2010, Vol. 6, No. 1 Copyright 2010 by the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy Therapy and the Postpartum Woman: Notes on Healing Postpartum Depression for Clinicians and the Women Who Seek Their Help While there are many books available for mothers and families on postpartum depression, this book is […]
Postpartum Psychosis Emergency Room Guidelines You cannot afford to miss this diagnosis. Postpartum psychosis occurs in approximately 1-2 out of every 1,000 deliveries. The clinical onset is rapid, with symptoms occurring as early as the first 48 to 72 hours postpartum, although the majority of episodes develop within the first 2 weeks after delivery. Postpartum psychosis is […]
Token of Expression Inventory Read each statement and check the ones you feel are true for you. Put a circle around the boxes which reflect those you need to work on. I am able to express myself with clarity, with words and without words, without provoking my partner. I feel confident that my partner understands […]
Token of Compromise Inventory Read each statement and check the ones you feel are true for you. Put a circle around the boxes which reflect those you need to work on. When disagreeing, I am comfortable letting others be right. In instances when I truly believe I am right, I can still see my partner’s […]
Let’s get it right. Lives depend on it. There are, to be sure, tons of complex theories and contradicting explanations when it comes to mental illness and diagnoses. Discussing maternal mental health is no exception. Definitions are blurry, research is not always consistent with what we see in clinical practice, experts challenge existing classifications, and […]
The good news is that our professional training class continues to appeal to clinicians all over the country and beyond the U.S The not-so-good news is that we are filling up fast. We have added an additional class in April to accommodate as many clinicians as we can. Here’s the current breakdown as of today: […]
Doctors do not agree on a definition of postpartum depression. Some are misinformed. Some may miss the symptoms. If doctors really understood that postpartum emotional illnesses are the most common complication of childbirth, would they continue to dismiss the symptoms? Family members may or may not understand the seriousness of postpartum depression. Some are naïve […]
I just hung up the phone with Randy Turner, reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press. Last week he wrote this piece, on the disappearance of 32-year old Lisa Gibson and the death of her two children, 2 year old Anna and 3 month old Nicholas. On Friday, the news turned even more tragic when they […]
Kids and Careers and Setting Boundaries: I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to achieve balance. There has been a great dialogue on my company’s Business Women’s Network blog over the past month about this topic and I recently shared my thoughts on work/life boundaries through this forum. Just writing this out made me realize just how far I’ve come from […]
Attention fellow clinicians We had another wonderful training this weekend joined by clinicians from two of my favorite places, Indiana and St Louis, Mo. (I guess, and hope, I will never outgrow my Midwest roots and affinity!) It was an especially cozy group of fabulously passionate women who are committed to furthering their study and […]
There are now a couple of available spots in our June PPD training since two folks are moving to the September class so if anyone is interested in a last minute registration, be sure to let me know and I’ll save a spot for you! Or you can click here to register.
Per Adrienne Griffen from PSI Virgina : Hello, all The early registration deadline for the PPD conference May 7-8 at the National Institute of Mental Health has been extended until April 15. We have extended the deadline because we were able to add CEUs for psychologists and therapists (along with social workers) to the event.