Keren Epstein-Gilboa Ph.D, MEd, BSN, RN, FACCE, LCCE, IBCLC, RLC
Keren Epstein-Gilboa is a nurse psychotherapist who has been working with families in the transition to parenting and with young children for over twenty-five years. Her professional experience includes individual, group, and family counseling; teaching in university and professional settings; lactation consulting; childbirth education and birth support; and pre-school teaching. She researches and has published material on the psychological aspects of pregnancy, birth, nursing, mothering, and early parenting in peer reviewed journals, newsletters, and online resources. Her chapter on Breastfeeding Envy: Unresolved Patriachal Envy and the Obstruction of Physiologically Based Nursing Patterns is published in the book Giving Milk.
Dr. Epstein-Gilboa has a Phd in developmental psychology, human development, and family and social relations and a MEd in counseling and applied psychology from the University of Toronto. She has a BSN from the Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing. Dr. Epstein- Gilboa has post graduate training in family and couple therapy.
The author is a retired La Leche League Leader and a Fellow in the American College of Childbirth Educators. She has been a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 1988.