In addition to Dr. Zucker’s clinical work and writing, she advises and is interviewed globally for projects that center around maternal mental health, pregnancy, and transitions in motherhood. She also consults on various women’s health projects.
Dr. Zucker was featured on NPR addressing issues surrounding postpartum body image and cultural expectations.
Maven, a digital clinic for women, invited Dr. Zucker to speak about postpartum depression.
The Mental Illness Happy Hour, named one of the Top Ten Podcasts of 2011 by The Onion’s A.V. Club, is a weekly conversation between a guest and comedian/host Paul Gilmartin. Dr. Zucker’s episode addressed issues pertaining to postpartum depression, struggles in parenthood, and other mental health related issues. This episode was named one of the best podcasts by The Onion and voted #1 of 2012 by listeners. Dr. Zucker returned to the show a second time. This episode was also named one of the best podcasts by The Onion and voted #2 of 2012 by listeners. The first episode was mentioned in The Atlantic.
In support of Every Mother Counts, Dr. Zucker participated in an interactive discussion about why “Every Body Counts”.
Dr. Zucker was invited by the National Eating Disorders Association to facilitate a webinar on pregnancy and body image/eating disorder concerns. Jessica partnered with Claire Mysko, internationally recognized body image expert and award-winning author of “Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?”.
PBS: EARLY MOMENTS MATTER
Dr. Zucker was interviewed for this award-winning documentary. Early Moments Matter delves into the centrality of early parent-child attachment. The documentary was distributed to hospitals, birth centers, and pediatrician’s offices nationwide as an educational tool for developing families.
Expecting the Unexpected When You’re Expecting explores expectations surrounding pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. This workshop series aims to help pregnant and parenting women delve into expectations about pregnancy, birth, and motherhood with the hope of arming participants with tools to gracefully navigate these transitions. Perinatal and postpartum mood concerns are discussed and resources provided.
Jessica conducted a workshop at Bini Birth exploring strategies women can employ when faced with postpartum depression or anxiety. Additionally, Jessica spoke at a Bini Birth event exploring the art and science of early childhood attachment research.
Jessica conducted workshops addressing pregnancy, maternal mental health issues, and attachment at the Institute for Girls’ Development.
Dr. Zucker presented at the inaugural Museum of Motherhood conference in New York City dedicated to mindful motherhood.
Jessica participated in a roundtable media briefing and screening of This Emotional Life at the Paley Center for Media in New York City for New York area writers and reporters. Panelists explored the importance of establishing healthy social connections in infancy and the latest science in understanding the bond between parents and children. Hosted by Dr. Daniel Gilbert, a Harvard psychologist and author, the television documentary series premiered in 2010 on PBS. The series addressed issues organized around improving social relationships, understanding complex emotional struggles, and searching for greater happiness. Project partners included: Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions, Method, WGBH Boston Nova Science, Cause and Affect, Kunhardt McGee Productions, Vox Global Mandate, and Fleishman-Hillard.
Dr. Zucker spoke at the American Psychological Association’s Division of Psychoanalysis conference in Chicago as an invited panelist in association with her Karnac Books publication.
Dr. Zucker presented her book chapter based on her dissertation research findings at the William Alanson White Institute in New York City.
Jessica presented her paper “Lights, Camera, Attachment: Female Embodiment as Seen Through the Lens of Pornography” at the American Psychological Association’s Division of Psychoanalysis meeting as an invited panelist in New York City. She collaborated with Drs. Muriel Dimen, Katie Gentile, and Virginia Goldner.