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Paternal Perinatal Mental Health: The Changing Face of New Fatherhood


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October 21, 2022




Fathers’ mental health is often overlooked in reproductive mental health research and practice. This presentation will provide information regarding key issues and best evidence-based clinical practice regarding paternal perinatal mental health.


Learners will:

  • Gain a broad overview of key psychosocial elements in the transition to fatherhood and men’s perinatal mental health
  • Review examples of how fatherhood involvement impacts the family system
  • Learn evidence-based approaches to better engage fathers with perinatal services, with their children, and with their partners during pregnancy and early parenthood


Who should attend: Mental health providers, nurses, midwives, doulas, administrators, home visitors.



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Dr. Singley is a San Diego-based board certified psychologist and Director of The Center for Men’s Excellence. His research and practice focus on men’s mental health with a particular emphasis on reproductive psychology and the transition to fatherhood. Dr. Singley won the American Psychological Association’s 2017 Practitioner of the Year Award from the Division on Men & Masculinities. He is Past President of the APA’s Section on Positive Psychology and is currently the President-Elect of the APA’s Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities and the President’s Advisory Council for Postpartum Support International. He conducts trainings and presentations around the country to assist individuals and organizations to enhance their level of father inclusiveness and founded the grant-funded Basic Training for New Dads, Inc nonprofit and Padre Cadre social networking application just for dads in order to give new fathers the tools they need to be highly engaged with their infants as well as their partners. In his free time, Dr. Singley likes to cook, surf, read, and trick his two teenage sons into activities so they can’t escape his annoying shrinky questions. 




Daniel B. Singley, Ph.D., ABPP