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August Newsletter

We hope you and your loved ones are safely enjoying the last month of summer. With the uncertainty of school openings approaching, understandably there is increased anxiety in an already anxious time.

We recognize that many people are facing increased challenges to their emotional well-being as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reverberate worldwide and has simultaneously caused a disproportionate lack of access to resources for those who are part of our most vulnerable communities.

With this in mind, Seleni is excited and proud to announce new offerings to our professionals so that we can help equip more individuals with the resources to care for those who need it most during this time. We have created two new Mental Health Trainings which will launch at the end of the month. We are also launching Individualized Clinical Consultation, allowing professionals to increase their knowledge of perinatal mental health under the consultation of a Seleni clinician for professionals in New York State.

We hope the professionals in our network will take this opportunity to deepen their capabilities with these focused approaches to mental health. Seleni is always here to support, listen and help. 

Remember to keep up with Seleni events and announcements through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

- The Seleni Team

Keeping Up With Seleni
Pre-launch of our New Training Offerings with 20% Off!

We are excited to announce the we will be launching two new online trainings at the end of August: Maternal Mental Health Intensive PMADs: Young Parents (MMHI4Teens PMADs) and The COVID-19 Pandemic, Trauma and Grief

We are extending 20% off to health professionals who wish to pre-order these new offerings. Please use code MMHITEENS20 for the new Teen Training, COVIDGRIEF20 for the new COVID-19 Trauma and Grief Training, or NEWBUNDLE20 to receive 20% off the bundle price for both trainings. These courses are CE-accredited for NY social workers and counselors. 

For more information on these trainings and to pre-order for 20% off, please click here.
New Offering for Professionals: Individualized Clinical Consultation

In the interest of extending our support of the growth and development of the mental health professional community, we are pleased to announce we will now be offering individualized clinical consultation for licensed mental health providers who are both licensed in and providing services to patients located in New York State.

In consultation with licensed psychologist, Dr. Shara Brofman, you will have the opportunity to explore topics in working with perinatal and reproductive mental health issues in your clinical practice. We hope that you can join us for continued professional support.

If you are interested in learning more or participating, please email
Dr. Shara Brofman Participates in Two Events on Behalf of Seleni

Dr. Shara Brofman, Seleni Psychologist, participated in two events speaking about mental health on behalf of Seleni. On July 21, Shara was a panelist during a tele-town hall with NYS Senator Andrew Gounardes and Councilman Justin Brannan on the subject "Parenting in the COVID-19 Economy." The second event held on July 28, was a workshop in conjunction with the Hudson River Park Mothers Group where she addressed the topic "What is Maternal Mental Health?"

August Insights & Resources
How to Handle Anxiety Over Back-to-School Decisions

While parents may be feeling unsure about school options this fall, there are ways to feel better as you make the tough decision.
A Letter to Student Mental Health Providers

Because sometimes, the person who has been there for everyone needs someone to be there for them, a message from Thrive Global. 
We Celebrated World Breastfeeding Week August 1 - August 7

A joint message from UNICEF Executive Director and WHO Director-General.
Seleni Spotlight
Allison Peck, LMSW, MA, BBA, RYT

Allison has been working with pregnant women and new parents since 2012, after receiving her Masters of Arts in General Psychology from The New School for Social Research, and gaining experience at the Brief Psychotherapy Research Program at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. 

Click here to learn more about her background and personal take on the field of mental health. 
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