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Strengthening Perinatal Care in Sonoma County

Friday, June 7, 2019
7:00 am12:00 pm
Flamingo Hotel, 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa

***We have reached capacity for this event. Please contact Trinell Meyer,, with any cancellations or to request to be placed on the waitlist.***

Child Parent Institute is offering two separate trainings for perinatal professionals on Friday, June 7! The trainings are designed to be stand alone with the first training intended for medical providers and the second for mental health and other clinical providers. However, please feel free to attend both trainings if the topics below resonate for you in your work.

Session 1 | 7:00am - 9:00am

Training for Medical Providers, Breakfast Provided

The Science of Post Partum Depression

Samuel Sakhai, Ph.D
This presentation will provide a high level overview of postpartum depression disease state, its prevalence, its burden and risk/protective factors.

Integration of Infant Mental Health in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Gloria Castro, Psy. D
The integration of infant mental health in the NICU can address issues that affect developmental and attachment outcomes. The goals of clinical intervention are to decrease parents’ level of stress and enhance maternal/paternal reflective functioning. Providing support in the interactions between families and staff will be discussed.

Session 2 | 9:30am - 12:00pm

Training for Mental Health and other Clinical Providers, Lunch Provided

Integration of Infant Mental Health in a Hospital Setting During the Perinatal Period

Gloria Castro, Psy. D
The perinatal period, as a developmental crisis, requires an internal reorganization. Dr. Castro will discuss clinical interventions to address the understanding of parents over the sequence of trimesters including the “imaginary baby”, the “symbolic baby”, and the “real baby.” Clinical cases will illustrate the integration of infant mental health in outpatient clinics as well as in the inpatient units.

About our Speakers

Samuel Sakhai

Ph.D.,Medical Science Liaison for Sage Therapeutics

Samuel Sakhai received his PhD from UC Berkeley in Behavioral Neuroscience and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCSF in Molecular Neuroscience. He is a neuroscientist by training with a focus on the biological basis of addiction, as well as the impact of early life factors on the shaping of the neurobiology and behavior of newborns. He transitioned to medical affairs in 2018 where he covers a therapeutic compound for the treatment of postpartum depression. He is a member of the West Region MSLs.

Gloria Castro, Psy. D

UCSF/Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Child Trauma Research Program

Gloria Castro is a licensed Psychologist with extensive experience in providing assessments and psychotherapy to pregnant women with a history of traumatic experiences throughout pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum. She is currently working at the Child Trauma Research Program on the adaptation of Child-Parent Psychotherapy during the perinatal period and provides infant mental health services to families and newborns at the NICU and at the High Risk Pediatric Kempe clinic at ZSFGH.

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