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Paternal Perinatal Mental Health: The Changing Face of New Fatherhood



This training was presented on
September 29, 2023




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  • Recording
  • Note-taking slides (3/page)
  • Video: New Dads Get Postpartum Depression, Too 
  • Expanding the International Conversation with Fathers’ Mental Health: Toward an Era of Inclusion in Perinatal Research and Practice (6 pp)
  • Men’s Perinatal Mental Health in the Transition to Fatherhood (5 pp)
  • The Center for Men’s Excellence: Anger Management
  • The Center for Men’s Excellence: Assertive Communication
  • The Center for Men’s Excellence: The Fatherhood Role
  • The Center for Men’s Excellence: Social Support
  • The Center for Men’s Excellence: State of the Union Meeting

Training Materials & Resources

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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.


Important Training Information:

  • This is a webinar-style training. This means that you will not be on camera and will not be able to see other learners. This training will not include breakout rooms. Opportunities to interact with the presenter(s) and other participants will be included.
  • This training will be recorded. The recording will be available to registered learners within 2 days of the training.
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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

Director, The Center for Men’s Excellence

Dr. Maxwell Maris is a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Men’s Excellence. He received his PsyD from Alliant International University, San Diego and completed an APA internship at Sharp Healthcare. Dr. Maris comes to the field of psychology with over seven years of experience as a United States Navy Diver and supervisor. His research focus has been on the mental health impacts of deployment, specifically for non-combat military personnel. His other clinical interests include men and masculinity issues, substance use treatment, trauma, and athletic performance. In his free time, Dr. Maris plays golf (or attempts to), cooks delicious meals, reads comic books, plays video games, and finds any activity where he can enjoy the sunshine.


Maxwell Maris, PsyD

Post-doctoral Fellow, The Center for Men’s Excellence