November 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online continuing education workshop

Pro Bono Counseling Project

2021 Professional Continuing Education Online Webinar

Reproduction in the Age of COVID

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Online Workshop – Three (3) CE Credits

Fee: $49/person

FREE for Active PBCP Volunteer Clinicians

Featured Presenter: Julie Bindeman, PsyD

Course Description: In the best of times, the reproductive cycle (conception, pregnancy and postpartum) can be a fraught process, even though it has been occurring since the dawn of humans. Reproductive interruptions (such as infertility, pregnancy loss and perinatal mood disorders) become complications that are unseen until they are experienced. Navigating these life cycle events during an ever-changing pandemic has added insult to injury for many that are trying to build their families.

This workshop offers clinicians an overview of the impact the pandemic can have on clients in the reproductive cycle.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, the participant will:

  • Identify reproductive challenges amidst a pandemic that are unique to the circumstances of a pandemic.
  • Describe the additional hardships that a pandemic brings to those that are having difficulty with the expected reproductive cycle.
  • List ways for clinicians to help clients mourn the losses that a pandemic brings to aspects of reproduction.

Presenter BioJulie Bindeman, PsyD

Dr. Julie Bindeman graduated from the George Washington University and is the co-owner of the practice Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington, a private psychotherapy practice located in Rockville, Maryland. As a result of her own reproductive story, she pursued post-graduate training in the field of Reproductive Psychology, where she actively writes, lectures, and presents on the topic. She has been on several committees for the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine including serving as Chair of the Continuing Education Committee and a past chair for the Social Media committee. She currently serves on the Antiracism Task Force within MHPG. Dr. Bindeman served as a Board Member of the Maryland Psychological Association for over 10 years and is a recent past Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee. Additionally, Dr. Bindeman was the inaugural Early Career Psychologist Committee Chair for MPA. She has been on other boards including Rainbow Families, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, Uprooted and JCADA. Dr. Bindeman is a member of a variety of organizations that are focused on Maternal Mental Health. She was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to serve on the Maternal Mental Health Task Force representing psychologists in the state. In 2014, Dr. Bindeman was honored to receive both the Woman Who Dared Award conferred to her by the National Council of Jewish Women and the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Maryland Psychological Association. In 2021, she was honored to receive Division 31 of the American Psychological Association’s Karl Heiser Award for advocacy. She authored a chapter in the book, “Prenatal and Preimplantation Diagnosis: The Burden of Choice” (Springer, 2015) as well as an article for the Society for Psychotherapy Integration’s special issue: Therapist Transformations. She has an upcoming chapter that will be published in 2021 about the intersections of religion, sex and infertility.

Workshop registrants will receive a code prior to the webinar to log on to Zoom and participate in the online session.

IMPORTANT: Attendance will be monitored. Participants must be logged on to the meeting by the workshop start time and participate in the entire event in order to earn CE credit.
The Pro Bono Counseling Project is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Pro Bono Counseling Project maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Maryland Boards of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors and Therapists certify that this program meets the criteria for three (3) credit hours of continuing education for social workers (Category 1), professional counselors, and therapists (Category A) licensed in Maryland.
CE credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops. Attendance is monitored. Credit will not be granted to registrants who log on late or depart early from a session. It is the responsibility of registrants to comply with these requirements.