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CE Workshop: Abortion, Stigma and Mental Health
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2/14/2020
When: Friday, February 14, 2020
9:00am-12:00pm
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Linda Kondilis, PhD
Contact: Hannah Steinberg, Marketing Specialist and Administrator
404-634-6272


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Workshop Title: Abortion, Stigma and Mental Health 

  

Workshop Description:

This workshop is an introduction to abortion, as it relates to mental health and counseling. In this workshop we will take a broad look at abortion statistics and procedures. Information will be provided on patient demographics and barriers to healthcare. Research on both stigma and post abortion mental health outcome data will be discussed. We will review counseling techniques for both wanted and unwanted pregnancies. By the end of this workshop, clinicians will have a better understanding of the physical and emotional experience of abortion, as well as their own personal bias. Finally, resources will be provided to assist clinicians in abortion work.  (Introductory)

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will become familiar with current abortion data and statistics.
  2. Discuss research on stigma and post-abortion mental health outcomes.
  3. Explain pre and post abortion counseling techniques.
  4. Increase awareness in abortion bias and competency in communicating with patients who are facing these challenges. 

       

      CE Hours: 3 

       

       

       

      About the Presenter:

      Linda Kondilis is a licensed psychologist who is passionate about the intersection of mental and reproductive health. In private practice, she provides reproductive health counseling and psychological assessment for family building. She is a guest lecturer at Emory University‚Äôs obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility departments. She is a committee member on the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Mental Health Professional Group. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University and completed her internship training at SUNY Upstate Medical University. 

       

       

       

      Registration Costs (per workshop): 

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before January 31, 2020 to receive this rate.)

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

      Registration (After January 31, 2020)

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

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

      *If a GPA Student Member needs continuing education credits, he/she will need to pay the higher GPA Member fee regardless of status as a student.

      Cancellation Policy:
      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Hannah Steinberg via email (admin@gapsychology.org). A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to January 31, 2020. No refunds will be given after January 31, 2020.

      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.