Join Fluence trainer and Plant Parenthood founder, Rebecca Kronman, for a webinar exploring post-partum issues and psychedelic therapy, featuring Melissa Whippo, LCSW. We will explore:
- Specific needs of post-partum parents to make the therapy more accessible, such as home visits
- How a post partum body responds differently to substances, and in what ways clinicians can mitigate this
- How psychedelic substances are being used to treat those at risk of post partum depression prophylactically
- Accomodating a breastfeeding/chestfeeding body by altering the route of administration
Melissa Whippo’s Biography:
Melissa Whippo, LCSW, is a psychedelic psychotherapist and the founder of Deva Collective, a non-profit with fiscal sponsorship from MAPS that focuses on the intersection between women’s health and psychedelics research, advocacy and education. In her clinical work, Melissa combines Western psychology with ancient eastern wisdom and plant medicine. In addition to completing a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California in 2003, she has been a Certified Yoga Instructor since 2004 and in 2022 completed a 4 year plant medicine apprenticeship with Francisca Santibanez. She has taught classes about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders at the UCSF School of Medicine, Journey Clinical, and Inbodied Life. Melissa is a lead trainer in psychedelic assisted psychotherapy as well as a published author in both academic and popular journals. She lives in Berkeley, CA, with her husband, 4 children and a labradoodle named Appa.
A live Q&A with webinar attendees will follow.
A recording of the webinar will be made available for those who register who are not able to attend the live event.