PREFACE

My clients have gotten so much younger. Not so long ago we were all the same age. We were comrades in parallel worlds, raising our babies together, in a manner of speaking, navigating the ebbs and flows of new motherhood. I would observe through a therapeutic lens, and later reflect on the relevance to my […]

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Announcing the Expansion of our Advanced Clinical Training Program!

We are excited to announce modifications to the PPSC training program for clincians who specialize in the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Effective 2017, our premier 10hr training program will be 12 hours, adding two (2) hours of advanced clinical practice, focusing on Karen Kleiman’s Holding techniques. We have incorporated additional time for intensive clinical study […]

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How Can I Help You?

How can I Help You? Finding and using your best self  Psychology Today Post published 10/27/14 I do not make my bed every morning. In fact, at the risk of alienating a large majority of my clients and colleagues, I admit I hate to make my bed unless I’m having company over. Even then, I resent […]

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Professional Training Update

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: […]

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Clinician Note: What Postpartum Women Need

What are postpartum women looking for when they come to therapy? Simply put they are seeking compassion, information, support, reassurance, validation, expertise and guidance. Your capacity to provide some of these without all of these will not sufficiently address the issue at hand as these concepts are inextricably entwined.  You cannot effectively validate without support.  […]

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Postpartum Women in Therapy: Are you up to the task?

Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a mother. When I was a young girl, my favorite pastime was playing house and of course I was the perfect mother. I held my sweet doll tightly to my chest and promised her a lifetime of whatever she wanted.  I leaned against the giant Oak […]

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Postpartum Depression Training Program – Role Play

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An Inspiring Weekend

We had a great training this weekend! Clinicians from Chicago, South Carolina, New York, and Florida gathered to share their expertise and passions. It’s always so inspiring to be a part of this work in progress and listen to the exchange of exciting plans and projects. Thank you again, Jane, Melinda, Jill, MaryBeth, Brittany, Suzanne […]

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The Work We Do…

There just isn’t enough time. Participants in our post-graduate training program will hear me utter those words at the beginning of each training, and again, throughout the training, probably at least 30-50 times! There just isn’t enough time to cover everything we need to cover. There isn’t enough time to address all of your questions. […]

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Jessica Zucker, PhD – Works Well!

PPD Expert Clinician Recognition of Achievement   Dr. Jessica Zucker is a clinical psychologist specializing in women’s health with a focus on perinatal and postpartum mood disorders, transitions in motherhood, and early parent-child attachment.  Earning a Master’s degree at New York University in Public Health with a focus on international reproductive issues led to working […]

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Valerie McManus, LCSW – Works Well!

PPSC Expert PPD Clinician Recognition of Achievement   Valerie McManus, LCSW, is our premier PPD Expert! We are launching our “PPD Expert Clinician: Recognition of Achievement” with two purposes in mind. First, we would like all postpartum women to know that there are specially trained, PPD experts who are incredibly passionate about their work and […]

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Fabulous training weekend

Fabulous training weekend with incredibly warm, passionate hard-working clinicians. I absolutely love being a part of this process at the early stages of their professional expansion and inspiration! Thanks to Amy, Kayla, Aimee, Romy, Patrice, Glenn, Michelle, Rachel and Rebecca! The PPD community is fortunate to have you in their corner.

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Training Weekend

Another super weekend training. Thank you Rachel, Cindy, Sarah, Michelle, Deena, Melina, Amy, Lindsey, Gerry. Your participation was especially inspiring and fun. 😉

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Postpartum Depression Clinical Training

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 […]

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