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Membership Benefits

Posted: July 10, 2018 at 4:08 am   /   Uncategorized

As a member, you receive: Monthly newsletter full of the latest updates on research, articles from our colleagues in the field, a featured blog article and more! Access to the clinical listserv, a robust email community where you can ask clinical questions, seek referrals recommendations from your colleagues or promote whatever you’re currently doing for […]

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Maternal Mental Health and the Infant-Parent Relationship

Posted: May 23, 2018 at 5:56 pm   /   blog

Blog submitted by Claudia Rios-Gastelum, LMFT Motherhood and childhood remain interconnected long before and after the umbilical cord is cut.  As both baby and mother transition into each of their roles, they will create this dance by reading each other’s cues to build on their relationship.  However, in a partnership where the mother is experiencing […]

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#Realmotherhood is the Antidote to the Myth of Perfect Motherhood

Posted: April 25, 2018 at 10:59 pm   /   blog

Blog submitted by Shelly Tregembo May is Maternal Mental Health Month and April 30 to May 4 is MMH Awareness Week. Our friends over at the Blue Dot Project MMH Week 2018 are launching a social media campaign to breakdown the stereotypes of motherhood. It’s so very easy in our carefully curated social media world to […]

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3 Secrets to Surviving PMADs: Get the sleep support you need to rest, restore, resource, & recover

Posted: March 29, 2018 at 5:56 pm   /   blog, Featured

  Written by Jen Varela, owner of Sugar Night Night & PHA President-Elect Jen is a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach®, co-author of “Loved to Sleep,” and founder of Sugar Night Night, a pediatric sleep consulting service. As a survivor of a PMAD herself, Jen has a deeper understanding of how to support parents experiencing PMADs in […]

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Making the Most of Your PHA Membership

Posted: February 26, 2018 at 12:29 am   /   blog, Featured

Written by Jen Fisher, Membership Chair & Chloe Clasper-Torch, Warmline Chair Last year we made big changes to the Postpartum Health Alliance website, including the membership renewal and listing processes. Our goal for our members is to help you get the most out of your membership with PHA, whether it is through networking opportunities, study […]

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Helpful Tips When Working With Military Families

Posted: January 30, 2018 at 5:24 am   /   blog, Featured

  The following useful tips and insights were shared by a few PHA providers that work with military families.  These important themes and resources are important to consider as we continue our goal of providing well informed and appropriate care to those suffering with PMADs, in this case, the military families that make huge sacrifices […]

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Ask Her.

Posted: November 15, 2017 at 5:50 pm   /   blog

Post by: Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D. Have you ever really sat and deeply listened to a mother who was suffering after the birth of a child? Have you ever heard what she had to say about herself, her new baby, her experience in the world? After years of sitting with and supporting mothers to cope and […]

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Infant Loss Awareness Month: PHA is Here to Help

Posted: October 27, 2017 at 8:11 pm   /   blog, Testimonials

October is Infant Loss Awareness month. We recognize that many moms and families struggle with this heartbreak, and many are suffering in silence. Whether a mother or family has been able to process, share, openly grieve, or has never found the words to talk about it – this is a reminder that our Warmline exists […]

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Interpersonal Psychotherapy: An Interview with Dr. Scott Stuart

Posted: August 25, 2017 at 5:04 pm   /   Featured

AUTHOR: RACHEL RABINOR, LCSW I’m thrilled to share that this September, San Diego’s Postpartum Health Alliance will be offering two trainings in Interpersonal Psychotherapy: IPT Level A, and IPT for Group. I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Dr. Scott Stuart, the Director of the International Psychotherapy Institute (link: https://iptinstitute.com/about-ipt/about-ipt-institute/) and […]

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How Can We Help Low-Income Families Get Access to Care?

Posted: July 29, 2017 at 6:39 am   /   Featured, Uncategorized

Author: Shelly Tregembo With the passage of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion, California now boasts more than 12 million people insured through the Medi-Cal program– the largest number of insured individuals in our State’s history. And amazingly, finally, these millions of newly-insured Californians have coverage that includes mental health services. As much as […]

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