A Day with Mickey Sperlich: The Impact of Childhood Trauma in the Perinatal Period

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Date(s) - November 20
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


We are honored to welcome Micky Sperlich back to the NYS-AIMH community November 20, 2020 – you’ll remember her from her powerful Breakfast for Babies appearance in December, 2019.  Now you can have a whole day of Mickey!  She will share her research and extensive experience to help us recognize trauma’s impacts, and to translate that understanding into more positive, empowering interactions with expectant and new parents – a key piece of the Infant Mental health puzzle!


Mickey Sperlich is an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, a midwife with decades of experience, and a researcher who studies the effects of trauma and mental health challenges on women’s childbearing and postpartum experiences and outcomes. She became interested in research in order to better understand the needs of her midwifery clients who were trauma survivors. Her first research project culminated in the book Survivor Moms: Women’s Stories of Birthing, Mothering and Healing after Sexual Abuse, which was named the 2008 Book of the Year by the America College of Nurse Midwives.


Mickey has taken part in several trauma-focused perinatal studies and is co-author of a psychosocial intervention for pregnant survivors of abuse, the “Survivor Moms’ Companion.” She completed her PhD with a dual title in Social Work and Infant Mental Health at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, in 2014.

NYSED CEUs are provided by the UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education. 6 live online
contact hours are approved for LMSW/LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, and LCAT. Full attendance is required; no
partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Please join us for this special day!


A word about getting together in our post-Covid world:  This workshop will be shared as a Zoom meeting.  And participating is easy!  We’ll gather at 9:45am, and Mickey will join us at 10am for the day.  We’ll pause for a 30-minute lunch break, mid-day.

If you need assistance, or have any questions, please contact us at reachus@nysaimh.org



Register Early!  Discount if you register by October 20, 2020!

Regular.                              $95    

NYS-AIMH Member         $80

Student Member                $45


After October 20, 2020

Regular                             $100

NYS-AIMH Member       $85

Student Member             $50




* Note:  Registration for this event closes November 13, 2020 *

Cancellation Policy

No refund can be made for cancellation seven or fewer working days before the event or for no-shows.  Cancellations more than seven working days before a workshop will result in a refund, less a $15.00 cancellation fee.  Requests for refunds must be received in writing.


All registered participants will be notified via email if there is a training/workshop cancellation.  Registered participants will be offered a full refund or registration in another offered training/workshop.


Organizational NYS-AIMH Members

We welcome all organizations that share our mission of supporting the mental health of young children.

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