Speaker Bio

Dr Avital Pearlman

Avital has spent her career supporting children, families and individuals and couples throughout their fertility journey and beyond. Avital has worked across CAMHS, Paediatric and peri-natal settings. In her work with children and adolescents, Avital has often worked with children who are donor conceived, adopted or are no longer in contact with a biological parent. Within this context Avital considers the development of identity throughout the different stages of childhood and is mindful of all the factors that contribute to a sense of self.

This work is also informed by working with parents who are considering or have children via donor conception. It is through this lens that she informs how conversations can happen sensitively, both keeping in mind children’s understanding and the parental journey. Avital works systemically and her practice is informed by attachment theory.