Very often when families learn that the newest member of their family needs time in the NICU, panic strikes. Research shows that infant medical severity has no influence over family mental health during a NICU stay. That means whether a neonate simply needs more time to grow and feed in the NICU, family members may experience diagnosable conditions such as Acute Stress Disorder, anxiety (or postpartum anxiety), major depressive Disorder, or even posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to their infant’s NICU hospitalization. These diagnoses have been shown to negatively impact infant outcomes resulting in longer NICU stays, limited skin-to-skin contact and even later developmental delays. In this session, you will improve your ability to accurately refer families for behavioral health services. Parental mental health, infant-bonding, and developmental care practices will be discussed so that you can help families gain positive health outcomes during their time in the NICU. Racial, cultural and linguistic considerations will be reviewed.
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|Handout - What is Behavioral Health in the NICU (3.80 MB)||20 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Transcript - What is Behavioral Health in the NICU? (84.4 KB)||16 Pages||Available after Purchase|
LaTrice L. Dowtin, PhD, LCPC, NCSP, RPT, (she/her/Dr.) is Executive Director of PlayfulLeigh Psyched, a playful center for social and emotional wellness.
Dr. Dowtin is a black cisgender woman who believes in the ongoing pursuit of humility and social justice. As a clinician, she holds dual certifications in mental health fields including counseling and psychology. Dr. Dowtin is a licensed counselor, board approved supervisor, research psychologist and registered play therapist who specializes in perinatal, NICU, and trauma populations with a special focus on culturally, racially, and linguistically marginalized people.
Regarding education and training, Children’s National, which is usually in the top 10 for US NICUs, trained her in conducting NICU consultations and neonatal follow-up assessments. She then completed a clinical psychology doctoral internship at Tulane University School of Medicine with a focus on families and infant mental health. Following internship, Dr. Dowtin completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) focusing on parental and infant mental health. Since 2019, she has been an active member of the National Perinatal Association in conjunction with the National Network of NICU Psychologists. Through NNNP, she served as a Co-Chair of the Training and Education Committee for a three-year term.
Dr. Dowtin has the honor of serving as the Co-Chair of NNNP, along with Dr. Elizabeth Fischer. Clinically, Dr. Dowtin is trained as an identity affirming trauma interventionist with focus on NICU follow-up, infant and early childhood mental health, perinatal mental health across genders, and transgenerational trauma with hearing and deaf populations. She is natively fluent in AAVE and English, and proficient in American Sign Language (ASL). She is a published researcher, invited keynote presenter, and author with several book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles on topics related to NICU, parental mental health, and social justice for preschool aged children. Dr. Dowtin’s research interests include the NICU follow-up care, social justice for racially and linguistically marginalized young children and their families, and equitable social justice training for developing providers.
Financial: Dr. LaTrice Dowtin is the CEO and clinical director of PlayfulLeigh Psyched, LLC and has employment relationships with Gallaudet University and Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. LaTrice Dowtin has no relevant non-financial relationships.
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