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.

Looking for a custom training for your staff?  Get in touch with us, we offer a ride range of trainings with CEUs.

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.

 

Nov
10
Fri
2017
Clinical Consultation Groups- Online
Nov 10 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 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:

Online, led by Heidi Koss, LMHC–  2nd Friday of each month beginning Nov 10th 12-2 (Pacific Standard)

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.

This activity has been submitted to the Washington State Nurses Association Approver of Continuing Nursing Education (A-CNE) for approval to award contact hours. The Washington State Nurses Association Approver of Continuing Nursing Education (A-CNE) is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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

 

Jan
23
Tue
2018
Clinical Consultation Group In person- Seattle, WA @ Seattle, WA (Laurelhurt)
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Postponed until late January 2018

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:

Led by Tricia Spach, ARNP-

Tricia is a psychiatric ARNP specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric illnesses, including mood disorders during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. Psychotherapy with a focus on maternal mental health and infant mental health.  Tricia’s background in both community mental health as well as private practice will provide a broad perspective on treatment interventions for those working in may treatment settings.  Additionally,  as a psychiatric nurse practitioner Tricia is able to consult on prescribing medications for pregnant and breastfeeding people in addition to consultation on therapeutic interventions.   This training is approved for CEARPs for nurses.  This training is appropriate for both therapists and psychiatric nurse practitioners and will provide learning in both of these areas.

This group will meet monthly on the first Tuesday of the month beginning November 7th, 5:30-7:30pm

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