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AUDIO: Susan Dowd Stone Explains Men Also Suffer From Postpartum Depression

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Susan Dowd Stone, MSW, LCSW, President of Postpartum Support International joined us on EmpowHer and to talk about a CBS News story that explained how men are experiencing PPD / Postpartum Depression.



For more information on postpartum depression visit Postpartum Support International.

Susan Dowd Stone, MSW, LCSW, is the current President of Postpartum Support International (2006 – 2008), the worlds largest non profit organization devoted to perinatal mental health. She was also the organization’s vice-president and conference chair (2005 – 2006) and will chair its President’s Advisory Council beginning in June, 2008. Ms. Stone is a NJHSS Certified Perinatal Mood Disorders Instructor and Adjunct Lecturer in the MSW program at the Silver School of Social Work, New York University where she presents on Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Ms. Stone received her clinical social work education at New York University where she received a President’s Service Award and has been the recipient of numerous other awards for community service including the development of facility based programs supportive to mental health.

Intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy while working in the Department of Psychiatry at Hackensack University Medical Center, she helped form and facilitate the Postpartum Psychotherapy Program which helped identify women at high risk for perinatal mood disorders, offered socialization groups for new mothers and their babies, and individual and group therapy specific designed to support recovery from perinatal mood disorders.

Ms. Stone was a contributor to the NJ Governor’s Task Force Educational Webinar on postpartum depression and is a frequent author and cited resource on the topic of perinatal mental health; recent writings include an article in the NJ Psychological Association journal Empowering PPD with Dialectical Behavior Therapy and a chapter on the treatment of perinatal mood disorders in a graduate textbook entitled Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Clinical Social Work Practice, the first text of its kind for social workers with foreword by Aaron Beck (Ronen & Freeman, Springer, 2006). Her PowerPoint presentation, “Telling the Birth Story”, has been widely resourced around the world by health care facilities, agencies and mental health professionals as a guide for those interested in implementing PPD programs.

Ms. Stone regularly presents on women’s reproductive mental health issues at educational conferences, seminars and in the media; national television appearances have included the CBS Early Show, ABC News, NJN News, NBC News, The New Morning Show (Hallmark), A Place of Our Own (PBS), The Morning Show (Fox) and many others. Her newest book, Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders: Perspectives and Treatment Guide for the Healthcare Professional, will be published in May, '08, but may be preordered at this time.

At the invitation of Congressional Leaders Ms. Stone has presented at Capitol Hill press conferences and briefings on perinatal legislation and is frequently invited to contribute viewpoint or review pending legislation, media content, or commentary relevant to PPD issues and emerging research. She is a nationally recognized advocate for the promotion of evidenced based clinical programs contributing to the perinatal wellness of women and their infants. Ms. Stone maintains a private practice in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, specializing in women’s reproductive mental health in both group and individual format. She can be reached at ]]>[email protected]]]>

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