Registration Flyer - WNY Perinatal Bereavement

Impacting Positive Birth Outcomes
Addressing the Effects of Pregnancy Loss
Thursday, February 26, 2015
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
6461 Transit Road
Depew, NY 14043
Conference Goals & Objectives
Our Presenters
To raise awareness and educate professionals about
the impact of perinatal loss on families and the
To empower providers to address the myriad of
psychological, emotional and physiological effects of
pregnancy loss and promote positive experiences
during subsequent pregnancies.
Susan Varney, Ph.D. is a an advanced candidate at the
Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and a
graduate of the Anni Bergmann Parent/ Infant training
program, who has a private practice in Buffalo, NY.
At the conclusion of this conference, the participants
will have:
Increased awareness of the Western New York
Perinatal Bereavement Network and other local
perinatal loss resources
Insight into the attachment processes involved in
pregnancy and perinatal loss
Understanding of how a loss can impact
subsequent pregnancies both physiologically and
Increased insight into the importance of providing
support to families during subsequent pregnancies
Increased understanding of the caregiver’s role in
perinatal loss and subsequent pregnancy
Improved awareness of the importance of self-care
Participants will receive a certificate of
completion from the Western New York
Perinatal Bereavement Network, Inc.
Gary Vogel, M.A., L.M.H.C. is a nationally recognized
author and speaker on the topic of perinatal loss. He is a
practicing mental health counselor in Central Florida and
the Program Coordinator for Helping Endure Infant
Catherine Cook-Cottone, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor
and Director of School Psychology at the University at
Buffalo, as well as a Licensed Psychologist and a Certified
and Registered Yoga Instructor.
Professional Panel:
Amy Creamer, M.H.C.
Nancy Owen, R. N.
Susan Varney, Ph.D.
Gary Vogel, M.A., L.M.H.C.
William Zorn, Ph.D.
Conference Planning Committee:
Amy Creamer
Amber Hultgren
Lisa Jerebko
Christine Scott
Jan Walkden
Lisa Wolff
General Information
8:30 am – 9:00 am
Registration & Breakfast
General Conference Fee: $75
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Christine Scott, WNYPBN Executive Director
Student Fee: $50 (with valid student ID)
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Susan Varney, Ph.D.
“The Paradox of Perinatal Loss”
The WNYPBN is unable to issue refunds
in the event of a cancellation
Breakfast and lunch provided
(Vegetarian lunch option available)
10:30 am – 10:45 am
Please make checks payable to: WNYPBN
10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Gary Vogel, M.A., L.M.H.C.
“Understanding Subsequent Pregnancy Fears: What We Can Do,
and What We Can't”
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch & Networking
Registration due by February 12, 2015
or register online at
Thank you to our Dove Sponsor:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Professional Panel
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Catherine Cook-Cottone, Ph.D.
Stress Reduction and Self-Care
Funded in part by an award from:
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Parent Panel
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Evaluations & Certificates
Questions? Contact Christine Scott ([email protected]) or Amber Hultgren ([email protected]) 716-626-6363
Please detach this form and mail with payment by February 12, 2015 to:
The Western New York Perinatal Bereavement Network, Inc., 30 S. Cayuga Rd. – Lower, Williamsville, NY 14221
Or register online at
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