The National Eating Disorders Association invited Dr. Zucker and Claire Mysko, internationally recognized body image expert, to co-faciliate a webinar on pregnancy and body image/eating disordered concerns.
WORKSHOP SERIES: Expecting the Unexpected When You’re Expecting explores personal and cultural expectations surrounding pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. This workshop series aims to help pregnant and parenting women delve into conscious and unconscious 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 are provided.
Bini Birth invited Dr. Zucker to lead a workshop exploring strategies women can employ with the hope of preventing postpartum depression and anxiety. Additionally, Jessica spoke at a Bini Birth parenting event that explored the art and science of early childhood attachment research and its implications for parenting.
Jessica conducted workshops addressing pregnancy, maternal mental health issues, and attachment at the Institute for Girls’ Development.
The Museum of Motherhood in New York City invited Dr. Zucker to take part in a conference dedicated to mindful motherhood and conscious parenting. Jessica offered perspectives on the art and science of attachment theory as well as one-on-one parenting consultation sessions. Dr. Zucker participated alongside cutting-edge authors, psychologists, parenting experts, and perinatal researchers.
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 connec- tions 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 January 2010 on PBS. The series addresses issues organized around improving social relationships, understanding complex emotional struggles, and searching for greater happiness. Project partners include: 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 was invited to present her research at the William Alanson White Institute in New York City. She has been asked to return to the institute to discuss her book after its publication.
Jessica presented her research on female embodiment, sexual development, and the daughtering experience in 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. Her paper “Lights, Camera, Attachment: Female Embodiment as Seen Through the Lens of Pornography” was subsequently invited to be part of a psychoanalytic anthology (Karnac Books).