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Conference Breakout Session with Dorienna Alfred
Join my session, Trauma and Suicidality During the Perinatal Period, at the 2023 Postpartum Support International Annual Conference! We will examine the impact of adverse childhood experiences, interpersonal violence, racial trauma, birth trauma, and related experiences on the risk for suicidality in those who are pregnant and postpartum and highlight the need for universal screening and culturally relevant interventions.
Dorienna M. Alfred, Ph.D., PMH-C is a licensed psychologist in the state of Ohio and certified perinatal mental health therapist. She is the owner of Works of Faith Wellness and Consultation, LLC, a private practice centered on perinatal mental health services. Dr. Alfred is also the author of the book Pregnant with Promise: A Spiritual Journey of Pregnancy, Bed Rest and Childbirth, a memoir of her journey with loss and pregnancy complications. She has served as a guest blogger for Pregnancy After Loss Support and is a new board member with Return to Zero H.O.P.E., an organization that provides to support for families who have experienced perinatal or infant loss. She has also been a guest on the Sisters in Loss and the Mom and Mind podcasts. Most recently, in partnership with the Perinatal Outreach and Encouragement for Moms and Birthing People (POEM) Program of Mental Health American of Ohio, Dr. Alfred served as a co-facilitator for several monthly workshops on perinatal mental health screenings. Dr. Alfred is certified as a birth and bereavement doula and has co-authored various publications and refereed workshops on topics related to perinatal mental health, women’s health, racial identity, social justice, and cultural competence. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and sons, reading novels, scrapbooking, and Zumba. Social Media: IG@doriennamalfred and FB@worksoffaithwellness | Website
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