Title

Not Your Average Blues: Examining Perinatal Mental Health and Infertility Help-Seeking in Black American Couples

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Research and Theory

Abstract

The presenters discuss their research that examines the perinatal mental health experiences of Black American couples diagnosed with infertility. 1 in 7 women and 1 in 10 men will experience a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD), however, African American women are almost two times less likely to initiate treatment for the concern compared to their counterparts. No current literature addresses the lived experiences amongst Black American couples simultaneously coping with a PMAD and infertility.

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Format

Individual Presentations

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Kristy Christopher-Holloway is an Assistant Professor at Lindsey Wilson College, the founder and director of New Vision Counseling Center, LLC, a group private practice in Douglasville, GA; and the founder of New Vision Consulting and Training, LLC. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia, a National Certified Counselor, a Distance Credentialed Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor.

Tamara Hunter is a Creative Arts Therapist, Certified School Counselor in the state of Georgia, and Certified Early Childhood Educator in the state of Georgia. Tamara earned a M.S. degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from Pratt Institute, M.A. degree in School Counseling and B.A. degree in Early Childhood Education from Clark Atlanta University.

Taifa McLarin is a Master's level clinician at NVCC. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science degree in Bereavement Studies from Mount Ida College in 2001, a Masters in Post-Secondary Education/Psychology in 2011, and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Taifa wishes to meet people where they are and seeks to offer a non-judgmental approach to helping those who seek change.


Location

Virtual Conference

Start Date

2-12-2021 2:30 PM

End Date

2-20-2021 3:30 PM

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Not Your Average Blues: Examining Perinatal Mental Health and Infertility Help-Seeking in Black American Couples

Virtual Conference

The presenters discuss their research that examines the perinatal mental health experiences of Black American couples diagnosed with infertility. 1 in 7 women and 1 in 10 men will experience a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD), however, African American women are almost two times less likely to initiate treatment for the concern compared to their counterparts. No current literature addresses the lived experiences amongst Black American couples simultaneously coping with a PMAD and infertility.