Fayth M. Parks, Ph.D
FRIDAY 8:15 – 9:15 am
Making a Way Out of No Way: Cultural Strengths, Health Disparities, and Postpartum Families
Breakout I – 9:30am-10:30am
Kathleen O’Donnell, LGSW Improving prenatal and postpartum mental health treatment for refugees: Lessons learned through providing trauma-informed mental health care for Karen refugees within a primary care clinic setting.
Katayune Kaeni, Ph.D. Mom & Mind: Raising the Volume on Voices of MMH Innovative Solutions The Mom & Mind Podcast has allowed a unique opportunity to spread education and awareness of MMH, in a meaningful and personal way, directly to listeners.
McClain Sampson, Ph.D. This presentation provides information on Dr. Sampson’s research study that examined effectiveness of a home visiting intervention among low-income mothers with postpartum depression.
Melinda Thiam, M.D. and Kelly Elmore Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are understudied/underrecognized in the military population, yet they have a ripple effect across families as well as affect military readiness.
Carolyn Broudy, M.D., M.S.
Annette Cycon, MSW, LICSW and Liz Friedman
Michael Pipich, LMFT Peripartum Onset in Bipolar Disorder: Assessment and Treatment in a Three-Phase Approach Psychotherapy Childbirth has a strong influence on the development of bipolar disorder in women, however, many patients are misdiagnosed. Attendees will learn bipolar diagnostic techniques and a three-phase approach to treatment.
Adrienne Griffin, Samantha Meltzer-Brody, and Zo Ratansi
Breakout II – 10:45am-11:45am
Agathe Pierre-Louis, Psy.D. The purpose of this proposal is to build on existing research and assess the relationship between the identity of Strong Black woman and the implications of PPD experience.
Shannon Erisman, Ph.D. Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Treatment Approach for Perinatal Women Innovative Solutions Perinatal Dialectical Behavior Therapy (pDBT) is an innovative modification of an effective therapeutic approach for particular benefit to perinatal women with mood and anxiety disorders
Elyssa Kushner, Psy.D.
Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH We report the results of the first placebo-controlled study of SAGE-547 Injection, a proprietary formulation of allopregnanolone, in a clearly defined population of women with severe PPD.
12:00- 1:00 pm: Professionals of Color: An Opportunity to Connect and Support Each Other. This session is a rare opportunity to bring perinatal professionals of color together to connect, build community, hold space for each other, and speak honestly about our experiences and concerns around racism, stigma, and race-based trauma.
Samantha Meltzer-Brody, M.D., MPH
Friday 1:15 – 2:15
Harnessing the Power of Social Media to Understand Postpartum Depression: The Experience of the PPD ACT APP for Screening and Large Scale Research
Breakout III – 2:30 – 3:45pm
Jabina Coleman, LSW, IBCLC; Divya Kumar, ScM, CLC, CPD; Desirée Israel, LGSW An interactive discussion between clinicians and providers on best practices serving Women of Color & PMADs.
Jesse Kuendig, MA, LICSW and Helen Kim, MD
A trauma-informed, two-generation approach to perinatal mental health intervention will be presented and opportunities for infusing this model across hospital settings and the community will be explored.
Margaret Spinelli, MD
Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is supported by substantial empirical evidence as a treatment for depression. We have demonstrated that Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Antepartum Depression (IPT-P) is effective for moderate depressive symptoms.
Samantha Huguelet, DNP, APRN, CNS
Marianela Rodriguez, Ph.D; Tania Rosario; Javier O. Morales Nazario, M.P.H., C.L.E., B.A A multidisciplinary panel will discuss the concept of obstetric violence and its manifestations, will provide examples of this type of gender violence and propose strategies to eradicate it.
Chuck Schaeffer, Ph.D.
Ariel Shumaker-Hammond, MPH/MSW, LCSW and Elizabeth Gillette, LCSW
Amanda Cadran, Ph.D. & Wendy Davis, Ph.D.
Breakout IV – 4:00pm-5:30pm
Amanda Tinkelman, MD, Jessica Cosgrove, MD; Emily Hill, MD
Joanna Cole, Ph.D.; Jessica Hertzog, MSW; Laura E Palmer, M.Div; Elizabeth A Olsen, MS, CCLS; David Munson MD; Julie S Moldenhauer, MD, Erica M Schindewolf, MS, CGC
Susan Ellis Murphy, MA, BSN, RNC-OB, LPC and Allison Pope Burger
Carrie Banks, MS and Chris Raines, RN, MSN, APRN-BC Learn the steps involved in creating a PSI State Chapter. Create bigger impact in your state by pooling resources and advocates on a state-wide level. We will teach you how.
Sage Saxton, Psy.D. This presentation will describe the process of conceptualization, planning and implementation, and programmatic evaluation for Hello Baby. Discussion will occur around structural needs, staffing needs, and public relations/advertising.
Margaret Spinelli, MD; Elizabeth Fitelson, MD; Kimberly Mangla, MD
Lisa Weinstock, MD and Elise Israel, MSW This presentation will focus on unique cultural issues impacting the treatment of Hasidic women during the perinatal and postpartum period. Clinical cases will be presented that highlight these issues.
Response to Perinatal Loss in the Orthodox Jewish Community provides opportunity for sensitivity and meaningful support when delivered with culturally appropriate bereavement practices that conform to established religious norms.
Combined Session – Psychotherapy
Sarah Liebman, LMFT
FRIDAY 5:45 – 6:45 POSTER SESSION
FRIDAY 7:00 – 9:00 GALA BANQUET
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW & Amy Wenzel, Ph.D., ABPP SATURDAY 8:15 – 9:15 Perinatal Distress, Psychotherapy, & Strategies of Intervention: Two Experts Agree to Disagree
Breakout V – 9:30-10:30am
Cassie Owens, LPC and Elizabeth O’Brien, LPC Bolstering Clinical Competency in Private Practice: Build Your Own Maternal Mental Health Consultation Group Innovative Solutions Learn how to create your own Maternal Mental Health consultation group. Through this experiential workshop, we will explore professional development in the business side of private practice, and ways to strengthen advanced clinical skills.
Deborah Rich, Ph.D., LP Transition to Parenthood: A Model for Unifying Pregnancy Loss Theory and Practice Within Postpartum Well-Being Psychotherapy The presenter integrates perinatal and developmental research to conceptualize pregnancy loss as a developmental crisis, offering case examples and modeling congruent intervention strategies of anticipatory guidance and guided participation.
Kelly McGlothen, BSN, RN, IBCLC, IMH-E “I’m Doing the Best That I can for Her”: Infant Feeding Decision-Making Among Mothers Receiving Medication Assisted Treatment for an Opioid-Use Disorder Psychopharmacology The purpose of this presentation is to present the findings of a study exploring factors that impact the infant feeding decisions of women receiving medication-assisted treatment for an opioid-use disorder.
Catharine McDonald, MS, NCC, LPC Trauma & Birth: Implications for Medical & Psychiatric Care Advocacy Trauma and violence aren’t words we like to associate with birth. The interplay of all three influence mom’s mental health, her ability to care for herself, and her baby.
Leena Batra, Ph.D. But I’ve Wanted This For So Long! Helping Adoptive Parents Through The Post-Adoption Blues Fathers and Families Adopting a child brings joy, stress, and turmoil. Professionals can help adoptive parents learn ways to cope with post-adoption depression and anxiety and to build empowered and healthy families.
Gianna Lafronza, MS, LCAT, BC-DMT and Rebecca Feldman, CNM Building Alliances: Expanding Perinatal Mental Healthcare in the New York City Hospital System Integrated Systems Our presentation will detail the steps we have taken to forge connections and programming within the departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Psychiatry in a large New York City public hospital.
Elisabeth Schneider, LMFT The Tiny Miracles Foundation Model: Addressing the Psychosocial Needs of NICU Families Peer Support/Communities Presentation will highlight TTMF programs for Families with Preemies, including highly successful in hospital peer mentoring and after discharge support, with goal of improved outcomes for baby and family.
Breakout VI- 10:45am-11:45am
Aparna Iyer, MD Cultural Considerations in Treating South Asians With Pospartum Mental Illness Cultural Diversity South Asians are the fastest growing ethnic group within the United States, and South Asian cultures present multiple unique factors to take into consideration when screening for and treating postpartum mental illness.
Renée Miller, PsyD, MAPS, Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW, & Catherine Birndorf, MD In Practice: Your Questions Answered Innovative Solutions Aimed at therapists in private practice, this session consists of a panel of three perinatal practitioners who will answer questions and facilitate discussion about working with pregnant and postpartum women.
Sharon Ben Rafael, PsyD Integrating IPT and CBT for Complex Perinatal Disorders Psychotherapy In this case study I will present an integrative approach of IPT and CBT for treating comorbid perinatal anxiety and depression. Psychotherapy integration is defined as an attempt to look beyond the confines of single-school approaches. Interpersonal Psychotherapy provides the framework for this treatment while Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is used to intervene at the level of problem areas.
Kalli Feldman, Ph.D. and Deborah Ohm, Psy.D. Inpatient Group Therapy Program Psychopharmacology Cultivating compassion, shared experience, and empowerment: Reflections on the development of an inpatient perinatal group psychotherapy program
Elizabeth Fitelson, MD and Mayumi Okuda Benavides, MD Intimate Partner Violence, Trauma, and Perinatal Women Advocacy This session focuses on intimate partner violence as a risk factor for adverse maternal and child outcomes, describes an innovative model of care, and provides strategies for clinicians.
Casey Hoffman, Ph.D., Joanna Cole, Ph.D. & Chavis Patterson, Ph.D. Longitudinal Mental Health Screening of Mothers and Fathers of Medically Complex Infants: From the Prenatal Period through Post-NICU Follow up Care Fathers and Families Discuss the importance of mental health screening longitudinally across the continuum of care for families of high risk infants, including considerations for fathers, and communication of findings across providers.
Tiffany Ross, MSW YCMF (Yates Children Memorial Fund) Collaborative Group Making Change in Houston Integrated Systems The Yates Children Memorial Fund (YCMF) Collaborative brings together professionals to focus on four components: education, research, services, and fundraising, as the guiding framework in Houston on perinatal mood disorders.
Leslie Butterfield, Ph.D. Self-Compassion: A Road to Resilience following Traumatic Birth Peer Support/Communities This presentation will describe the practice of self compassion as a method to reduce suffering, cultivate positive self care, and to create hope when negative emotions threaten to overwhelm recovery.
SATURDAY LUNCH: (lunch provided)
C. Neill Epperson, M.D. SATURDAY 1:15 – 2:15
Many Faces of Postpartum Depression: A Physician-Scientist’s Point of View
Breakout VII – 2:30pm-3:45pm
Julia Andino, MSW, LCSW
Margaret Spinelli, MD; Diana Lynn Barnes, Psy.D, M.F.T.; Michael Dowd, JD Becoming an Expert Witness:Understanding the Illness, Supporting Defendants and Counsel, and Educating the Court Innovative Solutions Two expert witnesses and three attorneys describe two specific infanticide cases. They will present techniques for testifying and discuss the experience of participating in a murder trial. Participants will learn about preparing to be an expert witness, and how to help the legal profession and the court understand perinatal mental illness and its impact on judgement and behavior in a criminal case.
Lisa Testa, Ph.D., Kalli Feldman, Ph.D., Kristen Scala, LCSW, & Megan Asuncion This is Not Your Mothers’ PMAD: Complex Cases and Clinical Pearls Psychotherapy Utilizing case scenarios attendees will understand diverse presentations of PMAD and recognize the importance of developing wrap around services to provide bridging care for mothers at all levels of need.
Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, FACOG & Kristin Tully, Ph.D. Applying a 4th Trimester Lens to Mother-Infant Care Psychopharmacology The “4th Trimester” Project is engages stakeholders to identify challenges in postpartum healthcare delivery. In this session, we will define the 4th trimester period and present recommended provider competencies.
Jennifer Moyer & Teresa Twomey, JD Community Action and Support for Those Affected by Postpartum Psychosis Advocacy Presentation will include a history of postpartum psychosis advocacy, the current state of advocacy, what is needed to address the challenges of postpartum psychosis and the future direction of postpartum psychosis advocacy.
Pamela Geller, Ph.D., Alexa Bonacquisit, Ph.D., Chavis Patterson, Ph.D., Victoria Grunberg, Ph.D., Christina DiSanza, MA & Lauren DeRuyter, MMS Innovative Psychosocial Programming to Alleviate Postpartum Distress Fathers and Families This session highlights five novel projects that address ways to alleviate postpartum distress for parents through innovative psychosocial interventions that can be integrated into hospital and collaborative care settings.
Combined Session – Integrated Systems
Hina Sheth, MS, PT, OCS, MTC, SFMA Integrated Approach for Treating the Peri and Postpartum Musculoskeletal System An in depth discussion of the musculoskeletal changes during and after pregnancy and its impact on the lumbo/hip/pelvic complex, downstream affects and holistic integrated treatment.
Elizabeth Kusturiss, MSN, CRNP, IF Postpartum Dyspareunia: Causes and Treatment Postpartum dyspareunia is a highly prevalent disorder affecting up to 51% at 6 months postpartum. This lecture will discuss the prevalence, etiologies and various treatment modalities of postpartum dyspareunia.
Combined Session – Peer Support/Communities
Ashlee Rahmlow, LCSW, Andrea Bates, LCSW, Margaret Hermosa-Rice, MSN, ANP-BC, WHNP-BC, ONP-C, & Alexia Johnstone, LMHC Boundary Basics: Developing the Necessary Tools to Provide Peer Support in a Healthy, Ethical Manner This panel presentation will focus on healthy boundaries and use of self- disclosure in peer support work with moms. Attendees will gain useful tips and tools for their peer work.
Hilary Waller, MS The Perinatal Therapist: Self Disclosures in the Perinatal Period The Perinatal Therapist: Self Disclosures in the Perinatal Period Learn how disclosure of therapist pregnancy impacts the perinatal client’s therapeutic experience and how this disclosure may enrich the therapeutic process.
Joanna Cole, Ph.D. SATURDAY 4:00 – 5:00
His Hidden Tears and Broken Heart: Attending to the Needs of Fathers Experiencing Perinatal Loss