Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Best Practices

Aug 07 2018

Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Best Practices

October 30, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
St. Lukes Community Health Education Center
3333 Squalicum Pkwy
Bellingham, WA 98225

This training is supported by the Whatcom County Behavioral Health Program Fund, hosted by the Whatcom County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force and presented by Perinatal Support Washington.

Objectives of this training:
*Understanding the “real” transition to parenthood
*Risk factors and prevention of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
*Understanding components of treatment and recovery
*Screening tools and practices
*Pharmacology and pregnancy and breastfeeding
*Impact on children, family and community
Registration 8:30am
Program starts at 9am
Lunch, coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided
Networking at 5:00pm

Trainer- Heidi Koss
Heidi Koss, LMHC is a psychotherapist in private practice, serving individuals, couples and families, with an emphasis on pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, birth trauma, as well as treating other related birth issues. Heidi has contributed to the field of perinatal mental health in many ways over her career. She is the Co-Founder of the Northwest Association for Postpartum Support (NAPS). She served on the WA state leadership advisory committee for the Speak Up When You’re Down Postpartum Depression Awareness Campaign and has been an instructor at the Seattle Midwifery School for their PPMD course. She has collaborated on a PPMD training curriculum with the University of WA School of Nursing Infant Mental Health and Development Program and the Washington State Department of Health First Steps Division. She has been a Certified Postpartum Doula and Certified Lactation Educator for over twelve years, and the recipient of the prestigious DONA International Penny Simkin Award in 2006. Heidi is also the proud mother of 2 beautiful daughters.

This Program has been approved for 6.5 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists by the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17084 for 6.5 contact hours

Babes in arms are welcome

Perinatal Support Washington, a state-wide non-profit dedicated to lifting the veil on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Refund Policy:  If you are unable to attend full refund minus a $25 processing fee are given up to 14 days before the training.  Withdrawal from the training 5 days before the training are refunded 50% of the training fee. There are no refunds given after that for non-attendance at the training.