In this episode, we interview Jeane Rhodes, a long time active member of the Association for Pre and Perinatal Psychology.  She talks about the history of the organization, her involvement over the years. She shares the story of how she became interested in the topic of prenatal psychology and her work with children in her practice.  She was the first person to ever receive a PhD in the field of pre and perinatal psychology and talks about that journey. In addition she shares the story of the making of her book, the Birth of Hope, based on her experiences in the foster care system.


Bio: Jeane Rhodes is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Colorado, former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (PPN) and former adjunct faculty (online) for SBGI and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, serving as chair or reader on for many dissertation candidates. Her PhD, the first ever awarded in prenatal and perinatal psychology, featured research into body language and birth memory. She has published numerous articles in the field of prenatal and perinatal psychology. Jeane worked in the foster care system for ten years in various capacities, including as a therapist for children in foster care and as executive director of a foster placement agency. She published a novel (The Birth of Hope) based on her experiences in the foster care system. The book also incorporates pre and perinatal psychology principles in this story of teen pregnancy in foster care. She has been active as a member and presenter at APPPAH Congresses since the early 90s, served on the Board of Directors for APPPAH for six years, and just recently chaired APPPAH’s 2019 International Congress. Once she completes her obligations as interim CFO for APPPAH at the end of this year, she will be focusing on her own research and writing. She resides in Lakewood, Colorado, USA, with her husband, Larry.