The Donor Conceived Person Centered Professional Development Group, established by Ely Reisen, USDCC Director of Mental Health Professional Community Building & Connections, and Jana Rupnow, USDCC Mental Health Advisor, provides a platform for mental health professionals to engage in peer consultation, with the aim of enhancing their professional practice to prioritize the needs of donor conceived people. The group’s objectives include
- Offering support to professionals who work with families formed through donor conception post-fertility treatment
- Exploring best practices for addressing the long-term implications of donor conception across all stages of human development
- Creating a safe space to address countertransference challenges that may arise for professionals whose personal experiences intersect with their work with families created through donor conception
If you are interested in learning more about this group, send us an email.