For those of you who are eager to learn more about emerging research, legislative action like The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act, and other state initiatives, social support, complementary, and cognitive based treatments for PPD, this is the week to head to LA for PSI’s annual conference in sponsorship with Los Angeles County’s Perinatal Mental Health Task Force.
Susan Dowd Stone will be presenting her work with Dialectical Behavior Therapy in treating perinatal mood disorders and in a subsequent session with Diana Lynn Barnes, they’ll be discussing therapeutic modalities for remediating attachment difficulties. There will be panels on the importance of social support with Sonia Murdock, complementary treatment and other issues of importance to new mothers and those who care for them.
And we haven’t forgotton about fathers and family members concerned with how to best help their wives, sisters, daughters, partners and friends struggling with perinatal mood disorders. Nationally known Dr. Will Courtenay will moderate a panel on this critical issue.
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