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Digital Seminar

Reproductive trauma and the unravelling of abortion care in the US and around the world

Julie Bindeman, PsyD
1 Hour 15 Minutes
Nov 11, 2022
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From 1973 until this past June, people in the United States with the capacity to be pregnant were able to access healthcare that could end a pregnancy, should they need. With the havoc of this law being overturned, the impact is far reaching extending beyond solely the person who is pregnant and extending to communities as well as into those considering family building options. Pregnancy is met with more fear as access for care in a crisis depends upon where you live. This recording will enable clinicians to understand the lightning rod that is abortion care and how it impacts their current and future patients.



PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 1.25 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Julie Bindeman, PsyD, pursued intensive training in the field of reproductive psychology, in which she writes, teaches, and practices, as a result of her own reproductive story. Dr. Bindeman has served on the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s mental health professional group, including on the executive, continuing education, and social media committees, as well as on their antiracism task force. She was appointed by the governor of Maryland to serve on that state’s Maternal Mental Health Task Force, and she has served on the board and committees of organizations such as the Maryland Psychological Association, the National Abortion Rights Action League – Maryland, Rainbow Families, the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse, and Uprooted. Dr. Bindeman has received several awards for her work, including the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy and the National Council of Jewish Women’s Woman Who Dared Award. She has authored book chapters on maternal mental health and is co-owner of Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington, a private psychotherapy practice located in Rockville, MD.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Julie Bindeman is the co-director of Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Julie Bindeman serves on the executive committee for the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. She is a member of American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, American Psychological Association, and Maryland Psychological Association.


  1. Utilize research that shows the harm of denying abortion care to people.
  2. Discuss the different reasons a person might opt to seek out an abortion and the potential psychological sequalae.
  3. Identify why limiting abortion access can impact other aspects of reproductive health and the potential consequences clients will experience.


  • Overview of abortion history in the US
  • Turnaway Study which highlights risks that had not been seen with denying abortion care
  • Why people seek out abortions and thier emotional experiences
  • Abortion care in the therapeutic space
  • Potential threats to clinicians and clients with restricted abortion access

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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