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October, 2014
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Thomas Verny wrote the book, The Secret Life of the Unborn Child, which was published in 1981 and quickly became an international best-seller.  Riding the wave of the wide-spread excitement about the field of pre- and perinatal psychology that his book generated, Dr. Verny founded APPPAH (then called PPPANA) and organized the first congress in Toronto in 1983. Dr. Verny was then elected the first President of APPPAH, a position he held for eight years. The Journal of Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health also owes its beginning to Dr. Verny who traveled to New York to secure a publisher for our professional journal years ago when the field was still in its infancy. In 1986, the first issue of the journal was published. Dr. Verny edited the journal himself until 1990 and has recently returned as Editor-In-Chief.