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2015 Perinatal Psychiatry Trainings and Repro Psych Seminar in Southern France

Postpartum Support International ~ La Teppe Medical Center ~ Repro Psych Group

Tain L'Hermitage, France

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Perinatal Psychiatry and Psychology at La Teppe France

Postpartum Support International

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM - Friday, October 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM (CEST)

Perinatal Psychiatry and Psychology at La Teppe France

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
RSVP for Thursday Dinner at Michel Chabran Restaurant
Dinner is 60 euros per person. (That includes all costs, food, and beverage.) You may purchase that here, or you can RSVP and give us 60 euros in France.
Ended $65.00 $2.75
All three workshops: Mon - Friday
450 euros for all five days.
Ended $487.00 $9.54
Interpersonal Therapy 2-Day Training, by Oguz Omay, MD, Monday and Tuesday
200 euros
Ended $218.00 $6.42
Trauma in the Perinatal Period by Leslie Butterfield, PhD and Birdie Meyer, RN, MA, CLC, Wednesday   more info Ended $130.00 $4.31
Repro Psych Seminar 2-Day Training, facilitated by Adrienne Einarson, RN, Thursday and Friday Ended $330.00 $9.11
Presenter Registration - All five days Ended $160.00 $5.03
Presenter Registration - Single Days Ended $32.00 $1.96

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Event Details


Tain L'Hermitage France

Monday 28 September - Friday 2 October 2015

Presented by La Teppe Medical Center, Postpartum Support International, and The Reproductive Psychiatry Group, this five-day 2015 Perinatal Mental Health Training is a unique experience in beautiful Tain L’Hermitage in the South of France. Tain L'Hermitage is easily accessible by fast train from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and is close to Lyon airport.  

The maximum capacity is 60 people, providing a wonderful environment for learning and connecting with the international participants. The cost has been kept to a minimum, and includes delicious catered lunch, refreshments, and materials. All workshops are presented in English and are applicable for psychiatrists, psychotherapists, researchers, nurses, social workers, and other caregivers. 

Under the auspices of the International Marcé Society

In collaboration with the French Speaking Marcé Society, WAIMH-F and A.R.I.P.

International Workshops in Clinical Skills for Perinatal Psychiatry


This Live activity, Perinatal Psychiatry Seminar La Teppe France, with a beginning date of 09/28/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  32.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


  • 28 - 29 Sept 2015: "Interpersonal Psychotherapy in the Perinatal Context"
    Two-Day Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Training - Oguz Omay, MD

  • 30 Sept 2015: “Traumatic Birth and Recovery: When the Unexpected Happens” One-Day Perinatal Trauma Training: Leslie Butterfield, PhD and Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA, CLC

  • 1-2 Oct 2015: Reproductive Psychiatry Two Day Seminar: Cases and special topics, presentations, Q & A, and discussion. Facilitated by Adrienne Einarson, RN, Repro Psych Group Founder and Nicole Cirino, MD. Planned by Adrienne Einarson, RN, Nicole Cirino, MD, Oguz Omay, MD, and Wendy Davis, PhD.

  • DINNER! THURSDAY, 1 Oct 2015: We will have a lovely seminar dinner at the extraordinary Michel Chabran Restaurant. Our full course gastronomic dinner with aperitif, wine, and coffee, will be a special birthday celebration and THANK YOU to Repro Psych Group Founder Adrienne Einarson. RSVP with the ticket above. You can pay online or by check or cash there, but do RSVP so we count you. 


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La Teppe 2015 Perinatal Psych Workshops Flier (PDF)

Workshops and Seminar Content


Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) in the Perinatal Context
Oguz Omay, Psychiatrist, La Teppe Medical Center, Tain l’Hermitage, France
Monday 28 September – Tuesday 29 September 2015

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is an Evidence-Based Psychotherapy for adults and adolescents. It has demonstrated efficacy for affective disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, PTSD and perinatal depression. IPT has also been demonstrated to be efficacious as a maintenance treatment to prevent relapse of depression and has been effective when delivered in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics and school-based clinics.

IPT is based on an attachment model, in which distress is tied to difficulty in interpersonal relationships. The targets of IPT are not only symptoms, but also improvement in interpersonal functioning and relationships as well as improved social support. Therapy focuses on one or more interpersonal problem areas, including Interpersonal Disputes, Role Transitions, and Grief and Loss Issues. IPT is time-limited, and typical courses of therapy last from 8-20 sessions, which are tapered over time. 

IPT has several advantages in addition to its well-established efficacy. It is intuitively appealing both to clients and therapists. This is largely because interpersonal problems are nearly always what lead people to seek or be referred to treatment. Having a therapy that addresses these issues directly is the strength of IPT. 

IPT is now widely used for the treatment of mood disorders during the perinatal period. IPT is recommended as a first line treatment for perinatal women, both because of its efficacy and because of concerns about medication usage during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Clinicians working with perinatal women and their families should be familiar with IPT in order to provide the highest quality treatment. 

IPT has a powerful multidisciplinary appeal. There are links to be created between IPT circles and experts working in the Infant Mental Health domain, Attachment Research, Reproductive Psychiatry. We hope that this workshop will create such an occasion. 

During this two-day workshop, theoretical basis of IPT, its structure and techniques will be covered in an interactive way. Its use in depressed pregnant and postnatal women, for whom it is an empirically validated treatment of choice, will be underlined and demonstrated with clinical examples. The number of participants will be limited to enable a small group setting. 

Oguz Omay, MD
Dr Oguz OMAY, psychiatrist, is a certified therapist, supervisor and trainer at the IPT Institute (Iowa, USA). He has specific expertise in perinatal uses of IPT and has collaborated extensively with Pr Scott STUART (University of Iowa, USA). Oguz Omay has been an active member of The International Marcé Society for many years. He collaborated with Postpartum Support International and organized the first PSI Training in Europe in 2013 in Tain l’Hermitage, South of France, where he works.


Leslie Butterfield, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Seattle, WA, USA
Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA, CLC, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

For the past 20 years healthcare providers and researchers have been exploring the phenomenon of traumatic childbirth: birth experiences that are marked by intense fear, horror, helplessness, and a threat to the physical integrity or life of mother or child. Between 33% and 45% of women assessed in multiple countries identify their births as traumatic. While many of them are able to recover as time passes, their connections to others often diminish, and their trust in others is damaged. Approximately 4% - 7% go on to develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Unfortunately, many of these women are incorrectly identified as suffering from postpartum depression, and thus, do not receive the proper treatment. Much suffering occurs, both for the mothers, their partners, the babies, and even the health care providers.

This workshop will address the importance of resilience as we examine personal history, objective occurrences during birth, and subjective experiences of birth as they contribute to the traumatic birth experience. We will discuss the risk factors associated with traumatic birth, ways to strengthen women before birth, and various methods of helping women with traumatic birth experiences to recover. In addition, we will focus on particular activities that women can use to shift their traumatic experiences to experiences of psychological growth and increased psychological wellbeing.

We will also discuss issues for families who in Neonatal Intensive Care Units, with case examples, and recommendations to promote mental health, bonding, and attachment. We will explore traumatic stress responses experienced by labor and delivery and postpartum acute care providers.

Leslie Butterfield, PhD

Leslie Butterfield is a clinical psychologist specializing in perinatal and reproductive health concerns. For twenty five years she has maintained a clinical and consulting practice (Transition to Parenthood) providing psychotherapy and designing workshops and trainings for organizations that provide perinatal services in Washington, USA. She has worked with organizations such as University of Washington Maternal and Infant Care Unit, La Leche League, Catholic Family Services, Attachment Parenting International, KK Women and Children's Hospital in Singapore, and PALS Doulas. Since 2010 she has been the Chairwoman of Postpartum Support International for Washington State and has recently assumed the Vice President position for PATTCh (an organization devoted to the Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth). She has additionally been an instructor for the Seattle Midwifery School and the Department of Midwifery at Bastyr University for nearly two decades, developing and teaching a yearlong class in counseling skills for midwives.

Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA, CLC
Birdie is an RN with a Master’s in Counseling. She is a past president of Postpartum Support International (PSI) and is currently serving as the Chair of Education and Training. Birdie is a PSI Certified PMD International Trainer and speaks frequently to communities, nursing schools, grand rounds, and conferences. Birdie specializes in the recognition and treatment of pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. She is the coordinator of the Perinatal Mood Disorders Program at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Birdie is highlighted as a PMD expert in PSI’s DVD that is shown around the country. “Healthy Mom, Happy Family: Understanding Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders”.

Thurs October 1 - Friday October 2, 2015

Facilitated by Adrienne Einarson, RN, Repro Psych Group Founder
A two-day seminar to study and discuss topics and cases in the field of perinatal psychiatry
Moderated by Adrienne Einarson, PhD, and Nicole Cirino, MD

The two-day Reproductive Psychiatry seminar will include ten selected topics. Twelve topics will be presented by experts in the field of perinatal psychiatry, followed by Q & A, robust discussion, and resource sharing.

The Repro Psych meeting will include these topics: 

  • Acute psychotic disorders
  • Antipsychotic medications
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology and mental health
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Intrusive thoughts of harming baby
  • Tokophobia
  • Maternal bonding, PPD/anxiety
  • OB perspective
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Sleeping and medication
  • Substance abuse

FACULTY: Moderated by Adrienne Einarson, PhD, and Nicole Cirino, MD
  • Pritpal Atwal, MD - Canada
  • Pierre Azzam, MD - USA
  • Caroline Carr, CNS - UK
  • Nicole Cirino, MD - US
  • Adrienne Einarson, PhD - Canada
  • Lisa Gagnon, MD - Canada
  • Jody Glance, MD - USA
  • Priya Gopalan, MD - USA
  • Kristina Hofberg, MD - UK
  • Camille Hoffman, MD, USA
  • Margaret Howard, PhD, USA
  • Mark Huthwaite, MD - New Zealand
  • Vesna Pirec, MD, PhD - USA
  • Gabi Aisenberg Romano, MD - Israel
  • Lyndall White, MD - Australia


Adrienne Einarson, RN, PhD
Adrienne Einarson, RN, PhD, is the founder and coordinator of the Reproductive Psychiatry Group. She retired from her position at The Motherisk Program at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto Canada, in Jan 2014 after 24 years of service.  Her main research interests are in psychiatry and the safety of psychopharmacologic drugs in pregnancy. Other research interests include perception of risk, determinants of decision-making, attitudes and practices, knowledge transfer and translation. To date, she has published 194 papers in the peer reviewed literature and has collaborated on several book chapters and other projects in this field.  She received her PhD this year with her thesis entitled "Knowledge transfer and translation: focusing on antidepressant use in pregnancy."

Nicole Cirino, MD
Dr. Cirino is the Director of the Oregon Health & Sciences University Division of Women’s Mental Health and Wellness in Portland Oregon, USA. She was trained as a Reproductive Psychiatrist and has specialty experience working with mental health issues experienced exclusively by women across their reproductive life cycle. Dr. Cirino has worked extensively with women and their families who experience perinatal mood and anxiety symptoms for the past 10 years. She also treats women experiencing mood and anxiety symptoms related to genital pain, reproduction, menopause, gynecologic oncology, and sexual health. She can provide psychiatric assessment, second opinion services, medication management and psychotherapy.


Travel Information

La Teppe Medical Center is in the town of Tain L’Hermitage, in the Rhone River Valley. It is easily accessible by fast train from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and is close to Lyon airport.


By train: La Teppe is in the South of France, 2hours30 by fast train (TGV) from Paris or Paris Charles de Gaulle airport (From the airport, the train station for booking online is Aeroport Charles de Gaulle TGV).

There is a railway station at Tain l'Hermitage which is walking distance from the hotels. You can get to this station by local trains (TER) from Lyon or Valence Ville/Centre.

By fast train from Paris (TGV), you a
rrive at Valence TGV station  and take a taxi to Tain l'Hermitage (15 min. drive), or arrive at Valence Ville/Centre, and take the local train to Tain (10 min train ride).

Timetables and booking trains are available at in English.

By plane: closest airport : Lyon (Grenoble or Saint Etienne for low cost flights). From Lyon St Exupery airport, take the tram to Lyon Part Dieu train station and then the Local TER train to Tain l'Hermitage.

By car: we are on the main A7 highway. Exit Tain l'Hermitage-Tournon.


Hotel in Tain L'Hermitage:

Hotel Le Castel 
16 rue Paul Durand
26600 Tain-l'Hermitage
Tel. +33 04 75 08 04 53

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Give name: Dr OMAY at La Teppe


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When & Where

La Teppe Medical Center

26602 Tain-l'Hermitage

Monday, September 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM - Friday, October 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM (CEST)

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Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Support International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit organization with volunteers around the world dedicated to families suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth. PSI was founded in Santa Barbara California in 1987 to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional difficulties that women can experience during and after pregnancy. PSI provides support, reliable information, best practice training, and volunteers in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, and Mexico, and more than 40 other countries.

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