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CE Workshop: New Frontiers in Family Building- The Role of Psychology in Fertility Treatment
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When: Friday, November 3, 2017
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Lauren Berman, PhD
Contact: Staci Bratcher, Director of Communications & Professional Development
404-634-6272, ext. 208

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This workshop will introduce psychologists to the field of infertility psychology.  The presenter will discuss common psychological issues and challenges infertility patients experience and explain the various methods for third party family-building and the psychologist’s role in these methods. The presenter will also discuss the various challenges, which confront LGBT and single Intended Parents in their quest to build families.  Finally, the presenter will explore some of the ethical dilemmas, which are embedded in family-building through assisted reproductive technology.

Learning Objectives:

      1. Identify a model for integrating the practice of psychology into the medical management of infertility.

      2. Discuss the types of third party reproduction in which psychological counseling is strongly suggested and discuss reasons why psychological consultation might produce healthier outcomes.

      3. Explain how psychological counseling addresses family building challenges for LGBT and single parent families.

      Level: Beginning & Intermediate

      About the Presenter:

      Dr. Lauren Magalnick Berman has been a practicing clinical psychologist Atlanta, Georgia since 1989.  She is the President of Fertility Psychology Associates of Atlanta.  She has served as Clinical Faculty at Georgia State University Counseling Center, Administrative Director and Clinical Supervisor of Metropolitan Counseling Services, and Adjunct Faculty at Argosy University.

      Dr. Berman received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and her Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Emory University.  In 1986, Dr. Berman was a recipient of a Rotary International Graduate Scholarship and she conducted her dissertation research on stress and illness in Israel.

      Dr. Berman specializes in the psychology of infertility and assessment and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety.  She has worked extensively with crime and terror victims, survivors of automobile accidents, and survivors of childhood trauma.  Dr. Berman has been an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) practitioner for the past 18 years and she has used EMDR for the treatment of perinatal trauma, PTSD, anxiety disorders, self-esteem, sexual dysfunction and executive (work) performance enhancement.

      Registration Costs (per workshop):

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before October 20, 2017 to receive this rate.)

      • $70: GPA Members
      • $105: Non-members
      • $20: GPA Student Members (Does not include CE Certificate)

      Registration (After October 20, 2017)

      • $80: GPA Members
      • $115: Non-members
      • $30: GPA Student Members (Does not include CE Certificate)

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

      Cancellation Policy:
      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Staci Bratcher via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to October 20, 2017. No refunds will be given after October 20, 2017.

      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.