Continuing Education

Trainings hosted by Perinatal Support Washington are featured below. In addition, continuing education courses on mood and anxiety disorders are available from the following organizations.

Perinatal Support Washington is not responsible for the contents of any the websites and inclusion in this list does not indicate that Perinatal Support Washington is endorsing the policies, procedures, or views contained therein.
  • MedEdPPD – Developed with the support of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to provide education about postpartum depression for both parents and professionals.
  • Postpartum Stress Center – 22 continuing education (CE) credits can be obtained by reading three of Karen Kleiman’s books. Karen also has in person trainings several times per year.
  • CE4less.com – 8 credits for Therapy and the Postpartum Woman, 7 credits for Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts, and  7 credits for Tokens of Affection
  • Postpartum Support International (PSI) – PSI offers a 2 day course at various locations throughout the country and a 7 session online course with featuring nationwide experts.

 

Jan
2
Mon
2017
Clinical Consultation Groups- Seattle, Tacoma, and Kirkland
Jan 2 @ 6:30 pm

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.

The following group locations are available:

Tacoma, led by Sara Atchison, LMFT, CMHS.

Seattle, led by Leslie Butterfield, PhD.

The consult groups require a commitment of all 10-11 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.
CEUs provided by Perinatal Support of WA at the completion of the year-long program.

Fee is $75/consult session, with an option for at least one scholarship slot per group location. (See below for scholarship application.)

Each group will follow the same curriculum topic schedule.

To register, contact Mia.Edidin@perinatalsupport.org

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:
Perinatal Support WA will offer at least one scholarship for each consult group location.
The scholarship covers the fee for 12 consult sessions.

Requirements:
Master’s level therapist
Treating pregnant or postpartum women
Treating underserved population(s)
Treating families with children age 3 and younger
We strongly prefer those who identify as African American or Native American and who are currently serving those communities, but those serving those communities will also be considered.

Please fill out the following questionnaire and return your responses via email to Mia Edidin (mia.edidin@perinatalsupport.org) by February 28.

1. In your current occupation, what is your job title and role?
2. In your current occupation, what geographic area do you serve?
3.In your current occupation, who is the target clientele? Do you serve African American or Native American families? If so what percentage?
4. Are you currently seeing those with maternal mood disorders? If so, what percentage of your case load are those with maternal mood disorders?
5. How do you see consult groups impacting your current practice?
6. Have you had previous experience with consult groups?

Feb
13
Mon
2017
CANCELED! Lunch and Learn: Networking and Consultation- Tacoma @ Integrated Therapy Northwest
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This is a casual multi-disciplinary case consultation.networking event.

Please come and ask questions, present a case, and learn about perinatal mental health.

All disciplines and knowledge levels welcome!

Consultations are facilitated by Mia Edidin, LICSW and Sarah Atchison, LMFT both perinatal mental health specialists.

Feel free to being your lunch!

We meet on the first Monday of each even month 12-1:30:

April 3rd

June 5th

 

Feb
16
Thu
2017
Community Connections @ Northgate Public Library
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Ever wonder what happens on a Warm Line call?
  • Wondering if our support groups are right for your clients?
  • Not sure how to where to find a referral for a mental health professional or if a client needs one?

Please join us for an informal networking event and learn about our programs and services and to best serve your clients experiencing unexpected emotional challenges. You will have the opportunity to meet the parents who answer the Warm Line calls and the professionals who facilitate our support groups. Additionally you can tell us about your practice and how you are supporting new families.

 

Feb
27
Mon
2017
Understanding Infant Sleep for Professionals @ 2100 Building, Board Room
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sleep deprivation is a well documented risk factor for perinatal mood
and anxiety disorders. Sleep can be an effective preventative measure
as well as a treatment for mental health symptoms in new parents. How
do we help clients improve their babys sleep while keeping mental
health in mind? What impact can parents have on their infants sleep?
What is normal sleep behavior, and when is referral and intervention
appropriate?

Join us for a presentation and discussion on all things sleep! Macall
Gordon, MA has a Masters in psychology, with a background in infant
mental health and infant sleep research. She is a certified gentle
sleep coach and senior lecturer at Antioch University in Seattle.

This presentation is appropriate for anyone who works with new
parentstherapists, midwives, OBs, pediatricians, doulas, lactation
consultants, home visitors, case managers, and more.

Monday, February 27th, 2017
5:30- Doors open, networking and light refreshments
6-8pm – Presentation and Q & A
The 2100 Building
2100 24th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

Members: FREE
Community: $15
CEU’s: $20 (2 CEUs for LICSW, LMHC, and LMFT)
Continuing Education Units meet requirements for RNs, Doulas, and CBEs

Apr
3
Mon
2017
CANCELED! Lunch and Learn: Networking and Consultation- Tacoma @ Integrated Therapy Northwest
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This is a casual multi-disciplinary case consultation.networking event.

Please come and ask questions, present a case, and learn about perinatal mental health.

All disciplines and knowledge levels welcome!

Consultations are facilitated by Mia Edidin, LICSW and Sarah Atchison, LMFT both perinatal mental health specialists.

Feel free to being your lunch!

We meet on the first Monday of each even month 12-1:30:

April 3rd

June 5th

 

Apr
24
Mon
2017
Screening and Discussion: When the Bough Breaks @ 2100 Building, Board Room
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a screening of When the Bough Breaks, a documentary that “follows Lindsay Gerszt, a mother who has been suffering from PPD for six years. Lindsay agrees to let the cameras document her and give us an in depth look at her path to recovery. We meet women who have committed infanticide and families who have lost loved ones to suicide.

Babies are dying, women aren’t speaking out and the signs are being missed.  When The Bough Breaks takes us on a journey to find answers and break the silence.  This film also features stories from singer Carnie Wilson, actress Tanya Newbould, celebrity chef Aarti Sequeira and Peggy Tanous of The Real Housewives of Orange County.”

This viewing is for both families and professionals. Please be aware that due to discussion of sensitive subjects, such as self-harm and harm to children, families in recovery may want to watch with caution or postpone their viewing.

Monday April 24th, 2017
5:30pm-  Doors open, networking and light refreshments
6-8pm – Film and discussion
The 2100 Building
2100 24th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144