Celebrating 40

Years of Birth

Psychology!

APPPAH's 23rd International Congress

October 19-22, 2023

Join us LIVE in Denver, Colorado, USA

or virtual attendance is available

Exploring the

Science of

Nurture

Keynote  Speakers

Bruce-Lipton-

Scotte Burns, MFA

Speaker, Author, Educator

Gerlinde Metz, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience

Raylene-Phillips

Greer Kirschenbaum, PhD

Neuroscientist, Doula

Raylene-Phillips

Dorothy Mandel, PhD

Pre & Perinatal Psychologist

Full Schedule

times are shown in US Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)

APPPAH Congress Agenda 2023 access PDF agenda download

Day 1: Thursday, October 19

(times listed are in US Mountain Daylight Time)

6:30 pm- Opening Ceremony with APPPAH's Founder,

Thomas Verny, MD and APPPAH's President, Raylene Phillips, MD

7:30 pm- President's Reception

Pre-Congress Workshops 8:00 am- 5:00 pm MDT

Click HERE for more information about Congress workshops

OPTION 1:

The Experience of Prenatal Bonding (BA):

Allowing a Peaceful Pregnancy and Joyful Birth

with Gerhard Schroth, MD

OPTION 2:

Baby Therapy Day Clinic:

Live Demo, Debrief, and Therapeutic Protocol Analysis

 with Karlton Terry

OPTION 3:

Immediate Postpartum Trauma Interventions

with Dennis Hertenstein, DC

OPTION 4:

Inner Child Healing

with Atul Mehra, MS

 

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Day 2: Friday, October 20

 (times listed are in US Mountain Time)

8:30 AM- Keynote Session with Scotte Burns, MFA

Healing the World - One Life at A Time

10:00 AM- Keynote Session with Greer Kirschenbaum, PhD

Mental Health through Nurture for Babies and Parents

11:15 AM- Panel Discussion with APPPAH's Presidents

2:00 PM- 2-hour Concurrent Sessions

F1- Raylene Phillips, MD

F2- Adela Barcia, MS

F3- Lysa Parker, MS and Barbara Nicholson, M.Ed

F4- Charlotte Peterson, PhD

 

4:30 PM- 1-hour Concurrent Sessions

F5-Barbara Hotelling, RN, MSN

F6-  Brigitta Elsa White, MS

F7- Peg Bledsoe, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, BPC

F8- Laura Latina, Midwife

7:00 PM- Film viewing

 

 

 

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Day 3: Saturday, October 21

(times listed are in US Mountain Time)

8:30 AM- Keynote Session with Gerlinde Metz, PhD

Breaking the Cycle of Transgenerational Trauma

10:00 AM- Keynote Session with Dorothy Mandel, PhD

Neurobiology of Nurture and Science of the Heart

11:15 AM- Panel Discussion on Nurturing Culture

2:00 PM- 2-hour Concurrent Sessions

S1- Thomas Verny, MD

S2- Phyllis S. Fisher CH & Barbara Decker HBCE

S3- Susan Highsmith, PhD

S4- Stephanie Dueger, PhD

S9- Annie Brook, PhD

4:30 PM- 1-hour Concurrent Sessions

S5- Moriah Melin RM, CPM

S6- Raylene Phillips, MD & Gerhard Schroth, MD

S7- Licia Claire Seaman, MST

S8- Valentina Mckay, BA

6:30 PM- Celebration Dinner

 

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Day 4: Sunday, October 22

(times listed are in US Mountain Time)

7:30 am Member Breakfast

8:30 am APPPAH Member Meeting

9:30 am Poster Presentations

10:30 am Closing Ceremony

Post-Congress Workshops 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm MDT

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 OPTION 1:

Being with Babies: A Wholistic Approach to Understanding the Needs of Babies

with Carol McLellan, CST & Raylene Phillips, MD

OPTION 3:

Perinatal Matrix and Transpersonal Breathwork

with Joy Skinner, PPNE

OPTION 4:

The Basics of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Advocacy

with Nneka Hall

 

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Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations will be available to view throughout the event and we have time to meet the authors on Sunday morning (in-person only)

Re-writing Mom’s Birthing Story: A CST perspective by Kim Painter, PT, LMT, CST-D

The Best Childbirth Words and Why by Susan Highsmith, PhD

Shamanism, Wisdom for Birthworkers  by Andrea Kalff, Doula

A Psychotherapist Case Study by Valerie Montgomery, MA, NCC, LPC

 

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BONUS! Virtual Presentations

These BONUS virtual presentations will be available in the event platform for all attendees for a 6 month viewing window.

Prenatal Memory Nurtures Family Bonds with Akira Ikegawa MD, PhD

Bonding Before Birth: Science of What Blocks Us with Allyssa Shepherd, DC, MSc

What’s My Child Telling me that I’m not Getting ...Yet with Anne Matthews, DC, BSc

Lessons from the Embryo with Cherionna Menzam-Sills, PhD, ISMETA RSMT/E, RCST

Nurturing Our Global Community  with Francois Gerland

Navigating Co-Regulation and Vicarious Trauma with Jennifer Kalsbeek, LMFT

Out of Trauma Back into Happiness with Jutta Wohlrab, Midwife

Identity Oriented Psycho Trauma Theory with May Sunita, IoPT and Midwife

The Mother’s Womb: Wisdom for Prenatal Bonding  with Nina Ketscher, MA, PPNE

Prepare & Empower Individuals in the Parenthood Transition with Nour Zaki, PhD

The Mother’s Somatic Journey of the Self with Rebecca Morgan, PhD

Soul Connection with Your Unborn Baby with Robyn Sheldon, RM, BA

How New Discoveries in Science Can Impact the Practice of Prenatal Psychology with Olga Gouni

 

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DoubleTree Hilton,

Denver Tech Center

Accommodations

DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Tech Center

Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA

Click here to make your reservation

Connect with others to find a roommate or rideshare in our Congress Virtual Event site (once you are registered, you will receive an email with a link to join the site, then click FORUM)

 

 

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Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Tech Center

7801 East Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111 USA

+1 303-779-6161

Hotel Website

 

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We’re off I-25, our free shuttle runs Monday-Friday to destinations within five miles, including Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre and Park Meadows mall. The light rail’s Orchard Station is a half mile away for easy downtown access. Enjoy our restaurant and indoor and outdoor pools.

 

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Food

DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Tech Center

 Denver, Colorado, USA

Tickets will be available for purchase for lunches Friday and Saturday as well as for the Awards Dinner on Saturday evening.  Other meals will be "on your own."

Friday Lunch-$45

Saturday Lunch-$45

Saturday Dinner-$60

 

 (we will send an email to all registrants with information about

how to purchase the food tickets)

 

 

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Ticket

Information

Tickets Available- Members

 APPPAH Member Registration

 

$275- Regular registration for In-Person or Virtual

$150- Pre-Congress workshop- Thurs, October 19, 8-5

$90- Post-Congress workshop- Sun, October 22, 1-5

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Tickets Available- Non-member

Non-Member Registration

 

$325- Regular Registration for In-Person or Virtual

 

$200 Pre-Congress workshop, Thurs, October 19, 8-5

 

$140 Post-Congress workshop, Sun, October 22, 1-5

Click here to view pre- and post-Congress workshop options

Click here for membership information and $50 discount

 

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Tickets - Continuing Education

Continuing Education (CE) credits are available for main Congress sessions and Bonus virtual sessions- 39 contact hours available

(session recordings will be available to view for 6 months)

$65- ADD-ON ticket for CEUs

 

Professions covered:

        • Midwives  through MEAC

        • Doulas & Childbirth Educators through CAPPA

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"Infant Massage USA endorses the APPPAH 22nd International Congress as an educational training resource for its members to attend."

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Global Tiered Pricing

We are thrilled to be able to offer registration fees for other countries that more accurately reflect specific economies. If you live in a Tier 2 or 3 country, please use Coupon Codes:

TIER2 or TIER3 to receive your discounted enrollment pricing.

 

CLICK HERE to view APPPAH's Global Tiered Pricing Country List

Together we are moving mountains!

Frequently Asked Questions

additional questions, please contact congress@birthpsychology.com

Discounts may be available for those interested in volunteering during our 2023 Congress!
Most of the volunteer positions are for those attending in-person-- October 19-22, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. 
(The only virtual volunteer position is for someone who is highly proficient in Zoom hosting and recording procedures.)

Since all Congress participants (In-person and Virtual) will receive access to all session recordings in our virtual event platform, there will be no one-day or partial Congress attendance ticket options available.

Refunds are available 60 days prior to the start of the Congress, minus a $25 administrative fee. After that time, there will be no refunds available. All Session Recordings will be available for 6 months.

Please use this link to the Doubletree special reservations page for in-person Congress attendees, your discount will be applied automatically...

https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/rooms/?ctyhocn=DENEWDT&arrivalDate=2023-10-19&departureDate=2023-10-22&groupCode=CDTPPP&room1NumAdults=1&ownerVIPRate=false

Use the FORUM in our Congress Event Site to find a roommate or a rideshare.

Tickets will be available for purchase for lunches on Friday (20th) and Saturday (21st), as well as for the Awards Dinner on Saturday evening. Other meals will be "on your own." You can purchase these meal tickets at the Registration link above.

We are partnering with WebEx again this year to offer a full-service virtual event platform for all of our Congress participants. After you register, you will receive an email with information about how to access the Event Platform. We highly encourage all participants to complete their profile and engage with other participants and speakers there- before, during and after our Congress weekend.

All main Congress sessions (keynotes and concurrents) will be live-streamed through the event platform website for virtual attendees and recordings will be available for all attendees (both in-person and virtual) for 6 months, through March 2024.

All participants will have access to all main Congress session recordings (keynotes and breakouts) for 6 months, through March 2024.

Pre- and Post-Congress Workshops are for In-Person attendance only and will not be available virtually.

We are thrilled to be able to offer registration fees for other countries that more accurately reflect specific economies. If you live in a Tier 2 or 3 country, please use Coupon Codes:

TIER2 or TIER3 to receive your discounted enrollment pricing.

 CLICK HERE to view APPPAH's Global Tiered Pricing Country List

We would love to feature your organization at our 23rd International Congress! Help us Celebrate 40 Years of Birth Psychology by becoming a sponsor or signing up as an Exhibitor today~ https://birthpsychology.com/congress/sponsorship-opportunities/

Once you have registered, you can access the Congress Virtual Event website by clicking the link below and use the email address you registered with to log in.

Congress Virtual Event site: https://app.socio.events/MjQ0Mzg%3D