Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D., PMH-C is a clinical psychologist and EMDR consultant and trainer in Chicago and Jerusalem. She is the founder and director of The Touchstone Institute for Perinatal Training where she offers both foundational and advanced EMDR trainings which take deep dives into the intersections and applications of EMDR and perinatal mental health.
Dr. Stein is a staunch advocate for trauma-focused care and is trained and certified in a range of integrative trauma therapies. Dr. Stein is also certified in Emotion-Focused Family and Couple Therapy, Brainspotting, is a Gottman Certified Therapist, and continues to deepen her training in Clinical Hypnosis, Yoga-Informed treatment, Advanced applications of EMDR, and Ego-State therapies.
She is the co-author (with Deborah Davis, Ph.D.) of Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey (Fulcrum, 2004) and Intensive Parenting: Surviving the Journey Through the NICU (Fulcrum, 2013). She has also contributed book chapters in the areas of perinatal loss, EMDR treatment, and trauma focused psychological care for NICU families.
Her trauma work is grounded in her personal perinatal journey, which began 28 years ago taking her through infertility, twin pregnancy, prolonged hospital bedrest, the NICU, and years of raising NICU graduates.
You can find her at www.touchstoneinstitute.org and at email@example.com
Contenidos y programa
This whorkshop provides us with an innovative perspective on the integration of the PAI model and the three core tasks that parents face during the perinatal period (pregnancy and the first years of life after birth): developing parental identity for the current baby or babies, managing emotions, and managing relationships. This workshop will introduce you to the wide variety of disruptive and traumatizing events that can occur during the perinatal period. You will learn to identify the characteristics of these events and recognize common clinical presentations. This will inform decision making during the protocol phases preparation and target selection .
Case presentations and videos will be used to see the integration of this material into the eight phases of the standard EMDR therapy protocol.
This workshop is of utmost importance, since many patients describe their experience during pregnancy as traumatic, not only on the maternity ward, but also during the effort to become pregnant, during the course of the pregnancy itself, and complications during the neonatal period. These common events are often stigmatized. As a result, women tend to minimize their impact and family members and doctors may not be aware of their repercussions, hindering their clinical detection.
Thursday May 23, 2024
Welcome and Introduction
Explanation of expressive arts projects
Review the use of EMDR’s Three-Pronged, 8-stage standard protocol and the Adaptive-Information Processing model.
Identify core universal trauma themes
Perinatal Trauma Themes: The Three Core Tasks
Philosophies of care:how philosophies of care— developmentally supportive, relationship-centered care—serve as trauma recovery resources
Perinatal trauma: The journey
Types of perinatal trauma, an overview
12:30-1:30 PM Break for lunch
13:30 – 14:00
The Integrated Lens in Evaluation & History-Taking
EMDR Applications: Postpartum mood and Anxiety Disorders, Postpartum Psychosis, as Traumatic ruptures
Impact of perinatal loss and trauma
15:15 – 17:00
EMDR Applications: Specialized Protocols and Modifications in Perinatal Trauma
The Integrated Lens for Case Conceptualization & Treatment Planning
17:00-17:15: Questions and wrap up day 1
Friday, May 24, 2024
The Integrated Lens for Case Conceptualization & Treatment Planning (Continued)
10:45-12:30 Demonstration and discussion.
Video: Presentation of clinical material, practicing and demonstrating utilization of the integrated lens for organization, conceptualization and decision-making.
12:30-1:30 p.m.: Break for lunch
EMDR use during pregnancy
Self as therapist: elements that clinicians bring to perinatal work.
Perinatal hospice, palliative care and critical decision making
16:00-17:00: Specific topics
Attachment: Apply attachment theory to perinatal loss and trauma, using the AIP model and the Three core Tasks lenses
Grief: To conceptualize the experience of grieving using the AIP and Three Core Task framework
17:00 – 17:30: Questions and wrap up 2