VIRTUAL

PERINATAL

MENTAL HEALTH

CONFERENCE

NOVEMBER 2 - 6, 2020

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Join Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies for our VIRTUAL Perinatal Mental Health Conference!

During the week of November 2-6, 2020, learn from industry experts on engaging topics related to perinatal mental health. Gain deeper knowledge related to caring for women with a history of substance use disorders during the perinatal period, the importance of fatherhood support and inclusion during the perinatal period, and the impacts of the global pandemic on perinatal mental health.

Conference registration includes three full days of instruction with the option to attend a two-day pre-conference overview of foundational issues surrounding perinatal mental health (think perinatal mental health 101).

This conference is recommended for all professionals who work with new and expectant parents including medical professionals, mental health professionals, childbirth professionals, and social support providers. The conference will stream live via Zoom and the content will be available to attendees through the month of November.

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for a total possible of 20.75 CE hours. 

 

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VIRTUAL CONFERENCE AGENDA

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

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NOVEMBER 2 – 6, 2020

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$99 – STUDENT 5-DAY ADMISSION
$149 – GENERAL 5-DAY ADMISSION

 2020 SPEAKERS

Gabrielle Kaufman

MA, LPCC, BC-DMT, NCC, PMH-C

Gabrielle Kaufman, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT, NCC, PMH-C, is a dance/movement therapist and licensed professional clinical counselor, national certified counselor and certified perinatal mental health specialist with over 25 years of experience in the helping profession. Currently, she is clinical director for Maternal Mental Health NOW. Prior to this, she directed the New Moms Connect Program of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, where she provided services to new parents, particularly those experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression. Ms. Kaufman has worked extensively with new families and aided in providing solutions to many parenting concerns. She has run several programs for high-risk children and teens, taught classes to parents of newborns and toddlers, and she currently facilitates support groups for single parents and women with postpartum depression. Ms. Kaufman has published articles on parenting and served as editor for Bringing Light To Motherhood. She has volunteered for Postpartum Support International, is on faculty of UCLArts and Healing and PSI/2020 and serves on the advisory boards of Love, Dad and Hasidah. Gabrielle has a bilingual (Spanish) private counseling practice in Los Angeles.

Marcela Smid

MD, MA, MS

Marcela Smid MD, MA, MS is a board-certified Maternal Fetal Medicine and Addiction Medicine physician at the University of Utah. She is the medical director of the Substance Use & Pregnancy – Recovery, Addiction, Dependence (SUPeRAD) specialty prenatal clinic. She is an NIH K12Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Program scholar. Her research focuses on perinatal addiction, care models for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders, maternal mortality, and maternal mental health.

Kevin Gruenberg

PSY.D

Kevin Gruenberg, PsyD, is the director of Love, Dad, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization focused on integrating fathers into programs for young children and their families. Dr. Gruenberg co-developed and is researching a home visitation program for fathers and their young children meant to promote paternal engagement and family well-being. He also provides consultation and training on fatherhood and building parent-child relationships throughout Los Angeles. Lastly, he serves on the Maternal Mental Health's Governing Council. As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Gruenberg works with children, families, and adults in private practice.

Claire Larson

Claire earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Montana. She uses the power of story to share the efforts of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies. Claire manages our podcast, Mother Love, and hosts storytelling events for mothers seeking connection and support. As a survivor of postpartum depression, she is passionate about and personally invested in this work. Having weathered the storm herself, Claire has a deep well of empathy to offer to other parents who are suffering. Claire uses storytelling, therapeutic movement, art and writing to access the beauty and resilience that is often born from struggle.

Melissa Bangs

Melissa Bangs grew up on a small farm in Missoula, mostly barefoot and surrounded by farm animals. Melissa is no spring chicken. Over three decades, she has worked as a translator, a union organizer in sweatshops, the development director of an international human rights and women’s empowerment organization and an organizational consultant. Over the past six years, Melissa has worked as a maternal mental health consultant in partnership with Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies and as a storyteller/director/producer/facilitator, focused on healing perinatal trauma and loss through our true, hilarious and heart-wrenching stories. Melissa’s mantra is: If my story does nothing else, may it unleash yours.

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