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Click on the link above where you will have the choice of adding a carpool, joining a carpool, or you can also add yourself to the waitlist.

A great way to be kind to the environment, save money and make friends.



Ann Diamond Weinstein

Ann Diamond Weinstein

Brief Bio:  Ann Diamond Weinstein, PhD is a Preconception, Prenatal and Early Parenting Specialist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology. In her consultation practice she provides education and coaching to mental health and health professionals, educators, individuals and families on the relationship between prenatal and early postnatal development and experience, and an individual’s health, behavior and relationships over their life span.

John & Anna Chitty

John & Anna Chitty

Brief Bio:  John and Anna Chitty operate Colorado School of Energy Studies in Boulder Colorado (established 1992, www.EnergySchool.com); they have taught and written extensively about Polyvagal Theory and applied it to several clinical contexts. Publications on the topic include The Triune Autonomic Nervous System (2013), Dancing with Yin and Yang (2013) and Working with Babies (2016).

Title of Presentation: "Overview of Polyvagal Theory"

Ray Castellino & Mary Jackson

Ray Castellino & Mary Jackson

Brief Bio: Dr. Ray Castellino, a retired Chiropractor, Craniosacral Therapist and Polarity Therapist is a respected practitioner, teacher, and clinical researcher. He is also an international leader in pre- and peri-natal somatic psychology and has been working with babies and adults with birth trauma since 1970. He is the director of the Castellino Prenatal and Birth Therapy Training for professionals and co-clinic director with Tara Blasco of BEBA (Building and Enhancing Bonding and Attachment) a non-profit family research clinic).


Thomas Verny

Thomas Verny

Brief Bio:  Thomas Verny, M.D. is a psychiatrist, writer, academic, and chess enthusiaist. In 1983 he founded APPPAH and served as its president for eight years. In 1986 he launched the association’s journal, which he edited for four years until 1990 and again from 2013 to the present. 

Title of Presentation: "Advances in Neuroscience, Relevance to Pre and Perinatal Psychology"

Keynote Speakers Agenda

Click on each Keynote Speaker to see their full profile and more information about each speaker and their Keynote!

Thursday November 30th, 2017

07:45 - 09:00pm      Thomas Verny, MD, DPsych., DHL, FRCPC, FAPA

Advances in Neuroscience, Relevance to Pre and Perinatal Psychology

Friday December 1st, 2017

08:30 - 10:00am       Catherine Monk, PhD

A Dvad during Pregnancy: The Mother Infant Relationship before Birth and Why It Matters

10:15 - 11:45am      Ray Castillo & Mary Jackson


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