One of the most profound of all human connections is that between a mother and her infant. The quality of this earliest attachment experience becomes the template for all other intimate attachments across the lifespan. The disruptions in attachment that occur when a new mother is depressed threaten attachment security, jeopardizing the healthy psychological, cognitive, and social-emotional development of the young child. This workshop addresses maternal depression within the context of attachment theory, exploring the influence of disrupted attachment on maternal attunement. Discussion also includes the impact of maternal depression on an infant’s neurobiological development and the multigenerational transmission of attachment.
This Web Conference is intermediate instructional level. If you have any questions about this Web Conference, or would like more information, please contact us here.
Diana Lynn Barnes, PsyD, MFT
Diana Lynn Barnes is an internationally recognized expert on the assessment and treatment of perinatal illness. A past president of Postpartum Support International, she sits on their President’s Advisory Council and is a member of the Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force. Dr. Barnes is co-author of The Journey to Parenthood: Myths, Reality and What Really Matters and author of a training manual for clinicians called Transition to Parenthood: A Course for Expectant Parents. Her paper "Postpartum Depression: Its Impact on Couples and Marital Satisfaction" is published in the Journal of Systemic Therapies and her paper on PTSD during Pregnancy, co-authored with international researcher Dr. Cheryl Beck, is published in the Annals. She is a fellow of the APA and the 2009 recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from Eli Lilly. You can learn more about Dr. Barnes and the Center for Postpartum Health at www.postpartumhealth.com.
1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this Web Conference in its entirety. GoodTherapy.org is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).
In short, participants will have two options for participating in this event. Option one, listening to the event by calling in to our teleconference center. Option two, listening to the event by calling in to the teleconference and viewing the event online. Prior to the event all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to log in to the teleconference and videoconference center. This event will include lecture, interaction, and question and answer periods.
This Web Conference is available for free to GoodTherapy.org members.
This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.