TIPS ON TESTIFYING (For Staff Counselors)

GENERAL INFORMATION Trial When you are asked to appear in court, you will be testifying at a trial or hearing presided over by a judge.  There may or may not be a jury.  A court stenographer will record the entire proceeding (anything said).  The judge is there to assist you if you do not understand […]

Worldwide Attention to Perinatal Mental Healthcare.

The following post is directly from the WPA position statement as presented in pdf format on their website. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA RELEASE WPA calls for greater global focus on improving quality of mental health care for women in the perinatal phase Geneva, 8th March 2017. To coincide with International Women’s Day, the World Psychiatric […]

The Art of Holding: FOREWORD by Joy Burkhard

    Perinatal mental illness is a significant complication of pregnancy and the postpartum period. Depression and anxiety are common manifestations, with prevalence rates for major and minor depression up to almost 20% during pregnancy and the first 3 months postpartum. As research and public awareness gains momentum, more attention is being placed on medical […]

Empowerment in the Face of Despair

“I know what I’m ‘supposed to do’ to feel better. Everyone keeps telling me the same thing. I should exercise. I should sleep more. I should eat well.   I should take the medicine. I know, I know, I KNOW. But something inside my head keeps telling me to push through this. I can get […]

♥ Coloring Book Giveaway! ♥

This Friday August 5 we are starting our coloring book GIVEAWAY! Enter to win an autographed copy so you can begin to color your moods and find some relief from your symptoms! Honestly, studies show that the behavior you engage in when you color in adult coloring books (repetitive motions, attention to detail, distracted creativity) can create changes […]

What does PPD look like?

Once upon a time, I had a terrible secret.  I didn’t want anyone to know. Not even myself. I did my best to ensure that no one would find out, lest I then face judgment.  So I did my hair, I did my nails.  I made sure what I put on to wear looked nice.  […]

Bringing Nursing Support to the PPSC

We are so thrilled to announce that Pam Williams PhD, RNC has joined our team of awesome professionals in our Rosemont Office. Pam is an Assistant Professor, at the School of Nursing at Widener University and researcher and brings years of experience, both academic and clinical to our practice. What we are most excited about is that we are […]

Token #8 Token of Loyalty

Token of Loyalty Inventory I know, I hope, I intend, and I believe that my partner and I will remain together and happy. Any areas of distrust in our relationship feel surmountable. The integrity of our marriage is solid and I make my partner a priority. I try hard to be fair and make my […]

Token #7 Token of Tolerance

Token of Tolerance Inventory When my partner gets on my nerves, I can easily dismiss it. I am aware of my intolerance and immediately identify it and take reparative action. It is easy for me to accept my partner’s opinions that contradict my own. I am comfortable when I perceive a weakness in my partner. […]

Token #4 Token of Selflessness

Token of Selflessness 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 consider the needs of my partner without getting defensive. I feel confident in myself enough that I can forfeit what […]

Free Book Giveaway!

Goodreads Book Giveaway Tokens of Affection by Karen Kleiman Giveaway ends May 30, 2014. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win

Oprah 1996

Two decades ago (sounds dreadful) I had the pleasure (panic) of being on The Oprah Winfrey Show, after the publication of our first book, “This Isn’t What I Expected.” Here’s a brief snippet, complete with music in the background and of course, none of my memorable words… but it gives you the idea and at […]

For Moms Who Are Not Sure How They Feel on Mother’s Day

When we talk about having a baby, we often hear how exhilarating it can be.  We hear about the promise of personal fulfillment and the brilliant grow that accompanies the miracle of life.  We hear stories of abounding joy and delight as mothers seemingly glide through the various phases and tasks by which they are confronted.  […]

Raffle for Motherhood?

I read an article titled, “Clinic Raffles Could Make You a Winner and, Maybe a Mother”about how fertility clinics are offering opportunities for women to compete for round of IVF. While larger fertility clinics have no problem filling their waiting rooms with women willing to spend $10,000 to $15,000 per round of IVF, smaller clinics […]

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