Reproductive Trauma: Love, Loss, and the Face of Disenfranchised Grief

Presenter: Carly Goldberg, DSW, LCSW

Sunday, March 22, 2015 | 10 am – 12 pm (2 CEs)

Location: Doylestown, PA

Program Description:

Being born is a universal experience for all human beings – we have all been carried and born into this world by a woman.  Paradoxically, for many women, the act of giving birth and the experience of motherhood is not a given.  To date, women who are unable to become pregnant and/or give birth to a healthy baby are often silenced by the grief, shame, and trauma of what we call reproductive loss.  This talk will explore the physical, psychological, and social dimensions of reproductive loss, as well as provide a deeper understanding of disenfranchised grief – a grief that complicates a woman’s sense of self and wellbeing.

Objectives

  1. Discuss the physical, psychological, and social dimensions of reproductive loss.
  2. Apply a deeper understanding of disenfranchised grief in therapeutic settings.
  3. Identify how to implement gender-conscious and trauma-informed skills into your clinical practice with women who are living with or have a history of reproductive trauma.

About the Presenter:

Carly Goldberg, DSW, LCSW, is a doctoral trained clinical social worker and psychotherapist. Dr. Goldberg specializes in women's mental health with a focus on maternal mental health, parenting concerns, reproductive psychology, and traumatic stress. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Goldberg is an adjunct lecturer in the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania's MSW program and offers workshops and trainings to the professional mental health community.

Cancellation Policy:

PSCSW Members: There is a $5 non refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program.
Non Members: There is a $10 non refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program.

No refund will be issued if less than 48 hours notice is given for this program.

This program is presented and hosted by PSCSW members. Both the presenter and host put a lot of time and preparation to make sure that attendees are receiving a wonderful program and feel welcome at the program. Just as in your professional life when someone cancels last minute, it has an impact on you. Please be cognizant of this when you register for this program.

Continuing Education Credits:

For Pennsylvania Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors: This program is approved for credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36).

For New Jersey Social Workers:  This program is approved for credits.  Programs or courses approved by boards that license social work practice in other states are a valid source of continuing education credit (N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(c)10).

PSCSW Members: Be sure to login to see discounted member pricing for this event.

 

  • March 22, 2015
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm