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CE Workshop: OBGYN Psychology
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 Export to Your Calendar 12/1/2017
When: 9:00am-12:00pm
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GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Brita S. Reed, PsyD, MD, MTS
Contact: Staci Bratcher, Director of Communications & Professional Development
404-634-6272, ext. 208


Online registration is available until: 12/1/2017
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OBGYN Psychology, a unique subspecialty of health psychology, aids the therapist in understanding the psychological experiences of women, men, couples, and families grappling with OBGYN diagnoses and treatment. OBGYN psychology issues addressed in this workshop include, among others: pregnancy loss (i.e., termination, miscarriage, fetal and neonatal death); infertility and assisted reproductive technology; endometriosis; and menopause. Special emphasis will be placed on the psychological experiences of LGBT individuals. Focus will be placed on the skillful utilization of psychological therapies that target trauma and loss to effectively treat the psychological sequelae of OBGYN issues.

Learning Objectives:

      1. Utilize evidence-based, trauma-focused therapies in your work with individuals experiencing with OBGYN-related health issues.
      2. Use OBGYN medical concepts and terminology to more effectively consult with medical providers.
      3. Apply knowledge of the OBGYN-related health experiences of clients with OBGYN issues to your therapy work.
      4. Assess the impact of OBGYN issues on your client’s current functioning.
      5. Describe the psychological experiences of LGBT individuals with OBGYN-related health issues.

      Level: Intermediate

      About the Presenter:

      Dr.Brita Reed received her medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School and practiced OBGYN in Atlanta for 20 years. At age 60, she received her PsyD degree and completed her internship and post-doc fellowship in trauma at the Miami, Florida Veteran’s Medical Center and the Hampton, Virginia Veteran’s Medical Center, respectively. She is currently a clinical psychologist embedded in a primary-care team at the Atlanta VA. She is also the founder of Georgia Reproductive Psychology, a company that consults with medical providers and focuses on psychological services for men and women who have experienced reproductive loss.

      Registration Costs (per workshop):

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before November 17, 2017 to receive this rate.)

      • $70: GPA Members
      • $105: Non-members
      • $20: GPA Student Members

      Registration (After November 17, 2017)

      • $80: GPA Members
      • $115: Non-members
      • $30: GPA Student Members

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

      Cancellation Policy:
      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Staci Bratcher via email (stacibratcher@gapsychology.org). A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to November 17, 2017. No refunds will be given after November 17, 2017.

      The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.