Reproductive Psychology: A Comprehensive Year-Long Training

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This 30-hour introductory-level year-long course is geared towards all mental health clinicians and will be led by Dr. Julie Bindeman.

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This 30-hour introductory-level year-long course is geared towards all mental health clinicians and will be led by Dr. Julie Bindeman from Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington. Dr. Bindeman is experienced in empirically-supported strategies for managing the many potential outcomes during the reproductive years which can include infertility, perinatal mood and anxiety concerns, pregnancy loss, and birth trauma.

*All ten classes are expected to be attended. If a participant cannot attend one of the classes, they will be permitted to watch the recorded session and will be required to complete a writing assignment prior to the next class for credit to be given.

Learning Objectives

This seminar is designed to help participants:

Describe the multiple ways to build a family using both genetic and non-genetic materials, as a way to help inform clients who might not be able to create their family without interventions.

Distinguish how the emotional impact of a reproductive journey is experienced differently and the ways that this can impact an individual as well as a couple.

Apply developmental frameworks, such as Erik Erikson, to the reproductive journey.

Compare psychological theoretical models (cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic and narrative) and how they might provide a clinical framework when working with this population.

Critique limitations of each theoretical model with this population.

Explain how working within a modality of couple’s therapy may have advantages or disadvantages.

Identify the many types of ways that pregnancy loss can be experienced.

Describe the nuances to each type of pregnancy loss experience.

Demonstrate the complexities of how different genders process these losses.

Utilize a framework for providing consultation for those seeking out the use of third party gametes.

Identify the ethical expectations from the perspectives of both the psychologist as well as the intended parents.

Describe the unique aspects of parenting a third-party conceived child.

Identify the unique role that culture can play in discerning reproductive choices and how this can potentially be problematic when people are seeking out ART.

Demonstrate how religion can be both a barrier and a facilitator for ART.

Assess how “invisible cultures” via social media can play myriad roles in people’s treatment.

Assist clients discern when it might make sense for them to end treatment.

Demonstrate the variety of ways that a person can heal from an infertility or loss journey that does not include actively parenting their own child.

Apply tools that can benefit clients that are managing a pregnancy after loss scenario.

Identify the various forms of birth trauma

Utilize different treatment modalities as a way to process and assist in healing from birth trauma

Apply the role of previous trauma (from birth or other events) and how it can potentially impact future pregnancies and births.

Describe the basic kinds of care that new parents need and often don’t receive.

Compare the various roles a clinician can play when treating the postpartum parent.

Analyze emergent situations when more than outpatient care is needed.

Assess ethical situations that arise in this work and utilize a construct for managing them.

Explain the overlap between the emerging legal field and ethical framework within this work.

Prepare scripts to assist in dealing with common ethical challenges in this work, in particular with third-party consultations.

Identify when self-disclosure can be therapeutically beneficial.

Prepare a self-care plan as a psychologist who might be struggling with reproduction.

Explain how substance use and the deregulation of substances can impact both a pregnancy and a newborn.

Cancellation policy: Participants will be granted a full refund if registration is cancelled at least 7 days in advance of the first class; after this time, your registration fee may be applied to a future CE program upon request. If the program is cancelled by the instructors for any reason, a full refund will be granted.

No commercial support has been or will be provided to CE instructors. Dr. Bindeman is a clinician at Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington, a private group practice setting located in Rockville, Maryland.

Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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