The reproductive period is one fraught with psychosocial and sociological meaning. Understanding perinatal trauma and postpartum loss requires knowledge and sensitivity across the range of cultural constructs framing it. While the birthgiver most often is the focus of concern, partners, grandparents, and older children (siblings) are profoundly impacted by these experiences. The AIP model is trans-diagnostic and, when integrated with the central themes of the perinatal period, becomes a comprehensive attachment-focused, developmental model, useful in case formulation and treatment planning. This session will introduce participants to this integrative framework, demonstrating its utility across a wide range of issues in the reproductive period. Case examples will illustrate the immediate applicability of this model to practice: explaining pathology, directing meaningful therapeutic endeavors and predicting outcomes of effective therapy for these clients. Participants will reflect on what they bring to this work and how this shapes clinician engagement and the development of treatment plans.
- Participants will be able to describe the philosophy of Relationship Centered care and its application to EMDR Therapy for Perinatal Mental Health.
- Participants will be able to identify one's own exposure to loss, trauma, and disruption related to perinatal mental health and how this shapes EMDR clinician engagement with perinatal clients, including clinicians' ability to effectively take clinical history and develop comprehensive treatment plans.
- Participants will be able to describe the Three Core Tasks framework for perinatal mental health. To be able to identify specific considerations important to history-taking and evaluation of clients subsequent to a perinatal event using the dual focusing power of the lenses of AIP and Three Core Tasks.
Topic: Family / Parenting
Intermediate | Advanced
CE Hours: 3