Conferences and Talks
The Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health
April 10, 2010 at Oakland's Preservation ParkThe Use of EMDR in Somatic and Medical Problems: Special Emphasis on Early Life Influences
Clients facing medical or somatic conditions may present for psychotherapy with fears about the illness, anxiety about treatment, trepidation about the medical system, and concern about their ability to heal. Many clients suffer from chronic conditions, which undermine their lives, leaving them feeling less functional than desired. Some conditions may be the result of somatization due to childhood trauma, chronic stress, long-term interpersonal problems, or maladaptive patterns established early in life. Therapy includes several levels of investigation, including current and past symptom and psychosocial history. Clinicians will learn about a multilayered approach to explore and develop targets for EMDR processing as well as protocols for healing.
2009 Symposium "Making Healthy Babies, Raising Healthy Children: Living Well in a Toxic World"Session Two: The Birth Experience
Robbie Davis-Floyd, PhD, medical anthropologist and author of eight books including Birth as an American Rite of Passage, presents a brief history of birth in the USA. This presentation will focus on women’s ideas and cultural values about childbirth. The session concludes with a panel consisting of Dr. Davis-Floyd; Elizabeth Davis, a Certified Professional Midwife, who will touch on an integrated view of birth; and pediatrician Dr. Marshall Klaus and his wife, Phyllis Klaus C.S.W., M.F.C.C., who discuss the care and support a woman needs during birth. A new film by Diana Paul of Sage Femme will introduce this session.