In partnership with local therapist Leslie Butterfield, PhD
Leslie Butterfield, PhD is a clinical psychologist specializing in pregnancy and postpartum issues. At her Seattle private practice she works with moms and couples struggling with pregnancy loss, the transition to parenthood, pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, and birth related trauma. Additionally, she has designed and taught the counseling skills curriculum for Seattle Midwifery School and Bastyr Naturopathic University’s Department of Midwifery for the past 15 years.
In her capacity as an educator, Leslie has provided trainings and consultations to: University of Washington; Singapore KKH Hospital for Women; AWHONN(Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses); PALS (Pacific Association of Labor Support); API (Attachment Parenting International), NAPS (Northwest Association for Postpartum Support), Catholic Charities, Planned Parenthood, and others. Recently she has represented PATTCh (Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth) as Vice President, and PSI (Postpartum Support International) WA State Chair, at national and international conferences
This group will meet monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month beginning April 26th 7-9pm
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 Leslie Butterfield at the completion of the year-long program based on participation- MAs, MSWs, MFTs.
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