Perinatal Support Washington is pleased to be partnering with local area perinatal specialists to provide Clinical Consult Groups on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. These consult groups offer a forum to meet with peers and colleagues to confidentially discuss clinical issues. They are suitable for all mental health practitioners.
Led by local Bellingham therapy Michelle Anderson, LMHC
Michelle is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in working with pregnant and new mothers in her private practice, Mobile Mama Therapy located in Bellingham, WA. Michelle conducts both home and office visits focusing on issues related to the transition to motherhood, attachment, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, baby loss, traumatic birth and parenting.
Michelle blends her training as a certified yoga instructor with her training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Lifespan Integration forming a mindfulness based psychotherapy approach with her clients. She is a co-founder of the Maternal Mental Health Task Force of Whatcom County, a consultant with the Nurse Family Partnership of both Skagit and Whatcom Counties, a member of the GRADS Advisory Group of Whatcom County as well as a consultant and instructor on issues related to maternal mental health throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Consult Group start date: Wednesday March 14th from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Group will meet the the second Wednesday of each month for 10 months.
The consult groups require a commitment of all 10 monthly consultation meetings.
Each meeting is 2 hours long. The first hour will have discussion on a perinatal mental health topic with assigned readings. The second hour will be case consultation discussion.
20 CEUs provided by Perinatal Support of WA at the completion of the year-long program based on participation- MAs, MSWs, MFTs, and RNS (CEARPs).
Fee is $75/consult session.
Each group will follow the same curriculum topic schedule.
Week 1 – Perinatal Depression
Week 2 – Perinatal Anxiety – Intrusive/scary thoughts, OCD
Week 3 – Adjustment issues: addressing ‘shoulds’ and unrealistic expectations of American mothering.
Week 4 – Perinatal management of bipolar disorder and postpartum psychosis.
Week 5 – Birth trauma
Week 6 – Breastfeeding and perinatal mental health.
Week 7 – Perinatal loss: miscarriage, stillbirth, preparing for pregnancy after loss.
Week 8 – Medications during pregnancy and lactation.
Week 9 – Supporting parent during and after the NICU.
Week 10 – Sexual abuse survivors and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
For more info contact Mia.Edidin@perinatalsupport.org