April 24, 2010
Presenter: Laura Ortiz, MA, IBCLC
This presentation will review some theoretical concepts in perinatal, relational, formative, and attachment psychology.
Through the lenses of perinatal biology and relational psychology, we will explore the physical patterns of human attachment and discuss the possible effects of early attachment experiences on adult conditions. With this foundation, we will discuss using early parenting experiences, and emerging adult attachment experiences as resources to form and reform psychological, somatic and esoteric realities.
Laura Ortiz, MA, IBCLC is a lactation consultant and parent-infant behavior educator with 15 years of experience assisting parents and children with early infant feeding problems and relational concerns. Her practice views behavior through the lens of the client’s past and present, with a focus on current somatic action and reaction patterns. Her work is a strength-based, client-focused approach that seeks to utilize the psychological, somatic, and esoteric influences present in the experience of pregnancy, birth, bonding, and parenting.
Ms. Ortiz has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 1999. She is a consultant in private practice in Davis, a hospital-based lactation consultant in Woodland, and a consultant in human lactation research at the University of California at Davis. She holds an MA degree in Counseling Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, and a BA in Sociology from the University of California at Davis.