Monthly Seminars & eVENTS

If you are a OBGYN, Pediatrician, Midwife, Doula, Psychiatrist, Primary Care, Internal Medicine or any other provider that comes in contact with pregnant and new mothers – it’s important for you to have a solid understanding of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. The Motherhood Center is offering monthly Provider Seminars every month. Each seminar will be taught by one of our clinicians.


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Defeating the Stigma of Postpartum Depression

Research suggests that 1 in 7 women suffer from postpartum depression, but clinicians in the field of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders believe that the number is more like 1 in 3. One of the biggest barriers women face in accessing treatment for postpartum depression is the stigma. With a recent slew of famous women coming forward and sharing their own personal experience with postpartum depression, the conversation is starting to change, but there is still a long way to go. In a city as diverse as New York, what culturally competent steps can be taken to defeat the stigma of postpartum depression?

Speaker: 
Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW
TMC's Chief External Relations Officer


When Your PMAD Client Needs More: When to Refer to a Partial Hospitalization Program

An introduction to the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) level of care for new and expecting mothers experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including what the PHP looks like at The Motherhood Center, what type of patients we treat and how PHP level of care can be helpful to the community of perinatal providers.

Speaker: 
Laura Bhatt, LCSW
TMC's Day Program Director


Mother-Infant Attachment: Observations from The Motherhood Center’s Day Program Nursery

This seminar will focus on the relevance of the dyadic relationship between mother and infant. Topics discussed will include: temperament, "good enough" mothering a review of attachment theory & various attachment styles and a discussion around what issues may arise that can impact attachment.

Speaker: 
Nicole Van Nortwick, PH.D.
TMC's Director of Outpatient Services & Clinical Training

Theresa Baran
TMC's Nursery Director


The Politics of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

This talk explores the history, evolution and current state of perinatal psychiatric disorders in the national context. Participants will gain greater understanding of and sensitivity towards perinatal psychiatric disorders and learn how to better identify, support and advocate for better parity of care for women with these disorders. 

Speaker: 
Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW
TMC's Chief External Relations Officer


What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood

Join co-Author Dr. Catherine Birndorf for a discussion on her new book set for an April 23rd release date called “WhatNo One Tells You”. This book provides a roadmap for mothers and mothers to be, detailing the emotions (both positiveand negative) that can develop, explaining the psychological backstory as to why, and offering women a practical guide for managing the ups and downs of this exciting, exhausting time. 

Speaker: 
Catherine Birndorf, MD
TMC's CEO/ Medical Director