Track A

Caring for the Whole Family: From Conception Through Postpartum

Misty Mann, Psy.D., Associate Director of Training Licensed Clinical Psychologist, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Alexa Saunders, Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Natalie Price, MPH, Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Anne Bergen, Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Ashley Devonshire, M.Ed., Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Behavioral, emotional, and social difficulties during pregnancy and the postpartum period can have an impact on not only the mother but the family system as a whole. The presentation will offer a review of the common difficulties, how to screen for them, and how to implement interventions. The presenters will also identify resources and ways to collaborate with other professionals to provide comprehensive care. Finally, qualitative and quantitative data to demonstrate how addressing behavioral, emotional, and social factors can improve health outcomes for the mother, the partner, and the infant will be covered.