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Hosted Lunch Tables

Hosted Lunch tables are available to all Conference attendees for an additional fee of $30.
We expect all hosting determinations to be complete by July 1st at which time reservations for the Hosted Lunch Tables will be open here.


Shiva Belavadi


The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 20% of postpartum women experience perinatal mood disorders.  This number, however, accounts only for -live- births, and accounts only for 'self-reporting' women.  Therefore, it is fair to say that this number, this percentage is much higher.  What this 'number' represents is an epidemic, and this epidemic is relevant to the health of ALL of humanity.  

The Internal Dynamics of Pregnancy and Childbirth after Sexual Assault

This poster is an overview of my dissertation proposal, including a literature review and the outline for the current study. My dissertation examines the internal world of pregnant and birthing women who have experienced sexual assault. Synthesizing preexisting literature coming from psychoanalysis, feminist theory, and obstetrics, I explore the role of adulthood sexual trauma in pregnancy and childbirth.


We look forward to seeing you there!

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Poster Presentations

There is no fee for this feature. Poster Presentations are available to all Conference attendees and is held in the Hallway during the Conference.

Please feel free to engage these Presenters during the Conference.


Shiva Belavadi

Continuing Education Credit

The following CE providers are being negotiated with to co-provide  Continuing  Education Credits for APPPAH CLASSWOMB education programs:  CES  [Commonwealth Education Services]  for Mental / Behavioral Health [Psychologists / Social Workers / Marriage & Family Therapy / Licensed Mental Health Counselors - Professional Mental Health Counselors] and Nursing [RN / CNM],  and ICEA for ChildBirth Educators and Doulas.   

Request a FREE SOMATICS Lecture

APPPAH PPNE offers access to our recorded LECTURES for anyone who wants to study the somatics, or felt sense, of PPNE

As a member of APPPAH we invite you to request a FREE lecture.
(lecture titles and information at PPNE Somatics)

CE Credits

Continue Your Professional Education at the 2018 Regional Conference!
CE Credits are available to Conference attendees for an additional fee.

As an approved provider, APPPAH intends to provide Continuing Education Credits for mental/behavioral health through Commonwealth Educational Services, for massage therapists and bodyworkers through NCBTMB , for infant massage therapists through  IMUSA, and for childbirth educators through ICEA.

Volunteer Application

APPPAH 2018 Regional Conference
Oct. 5-7, 2018  ~  Denver, CO

Please complete and submit this form to apply for a Volunteer/Work-Study position at the 2018 Conference.
Once accepted, you will receive a coupon you can use to register online for the conference and receive special pricing.
Member Price: $135 for the full conference.
Non-Member Price: $150 for the full conference.

Only 20 spaces are open, so please apply soon!