In Utero-Impact of Early Environment on Life

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

 

Presented by:  Caron Post, Ph.D.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
9AM-11:00AM Screening of documentary (0 contact hours)
11:00AM-12:30PM Presentation (1.5 contact hours)

The Guidance Center, 2nd Floor Training Room
1301 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813

 

CONTENT OF TRAINING

        The first two hours will be a screening of the documentary film, IN UTERO,
which will showcase enlightening and oftentimes poignant interviews with experts and pioneers. IN UTERO paints a complex tapestry of the human experience from conception to
birth. Tapping into cultural myths, popular movies, and technological trends, the film
demonstrates how our experiences in utero preoccupy us throughout our lives. [No continuing education credit for watching the documentary.]        The 1.5 hour workshop following the screening focuses on the intergenerational
transmission of trauma and the power of resiliency. Experts in the fast-growing field of epigenetics explain that we are not only our genes but a product of our environment as well, a proven fact that changes our perception of stress and exposures to the environment during pregnancy. The workshop will provide information on how these environmental effects are passed down through the generations through our genes, making it scientifically plausible that a traumatic event that affected your grandma could leave a mark on your genes. In addition, clinicians will learn how to interrupt the intergenerational transmission and building resiliency in children and families.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Participants will list and explain three mechanism by which trauma is transmitted from generation to generation.
  1. Participants will be able to list and explain three ways to interrupt the cycle of transmission and build resilience in parents and children.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and clinical social workers who want to advance their knowledge about epigenetics and the intergenerational transmission of trauma. Unlicensed and trainees are also welcome to attend though program content will be at the postdoctoral/post-licensure level. 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Dr. Caron Post is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 25 years of clinical experience. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from New York University. She specializes in maternal mental health, perinatal mood disorders and parent -child relationships. She is the former Director of the Clinical Training Program at the Early Childhood Center-Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Program Coordinator of Adult Outpatient Services at Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Centers  Dr. Post is currently the Executive Director of Maternal Mental Health NOW, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit dedicated to removing the barriers to the prevention, identification and treatment of maternal depression and anxiety. She maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, California. 

PROVIDER APPROVAL

The Guidance Center is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Guidance Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) accepts programs offered by approved APA sponsors of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed clinical social workers. The Guidance Center is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) to sponsor continuing education for registered play therapists.  APT Approved Provider # 14-393.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

There is no commercial support for this CE program or instructor.  There are no known conflicts of interest.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Dawn Vo-Jutabha, PhD at djutabha@tgclb.org for further information regarding objectives, target audience, conflicts, or the refund/cancellation policy.

The Guidance Center is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Guidance Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) accepts programs offered by approved APA sponsors of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed clinical social workers. The Guidance Center is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) to sponsor continuing education for registered play therapists. APT Approved Provider # 14-393.