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.

 

Sep
30
Sat
2017
Warm Line Volunteer Training @ Seattle
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

About our Warm Line:
We support 250 new parents on the phone every year. We have both mothers ad fathers available to answer questions, provide hope, support, information, and importantly talk about how parents can start to feel better through wellness and self care as well as connect them to resources in their community.

Criteria to be on the Warm Line:
1. A parent, or partner, who has had and recovered from a perinatal mental health complication.
2. Or – A licensed mental heath provider.
3. You have at least an hour a day available to answer phone calls during your scheduled shift.
4. You are at least one year postpartum.
5. You can make a year commitment.

About the training:
1. In person 3.5 hour training offered 3 times per year (September, January, and June)
2. 10 hours of independent learning at your own pace- includes videos and readings.
3. Ongoing training in perinatal mental health throughout the year- we highly encourage our Warm Line volunteers to attend our trainings throughout the year to learn more about the spectrum of perinatal mental health. As a benefit of being a PS-WA volunteer we offer attendance at our trainings free of charge.

For more information please contant Mia Edidin at Mia.Edidin@perinatalsupport.org

Oct
20
Fri
2017
Best Practices in Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders @ Red Auditorium at EvergreenHealth
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day
Best Practices in Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders @ Red Auditorium at EvergreenHealth | Kirkland | Washington | United States

Friday, October 20th and 21st.

Doors Open at 8:30am

Training starts promptly at 9am and ends at 5pm.

Learn how to effectively identify and screen parents experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders in your practice. This two-day training is appropriate for a range of providers, including OBs, pediatricians, midwives, RNs, social workers, mental health therapists, doulas, public health employees, IBCLCs, and more.

Objectives of this training:
Friday Oct 20th: Basic Topics
*Understand the “real” transition to parenthood.
*Know the spectrum of perinatal mental health disorders
*Know the risk factors for PMADs.
*Know key prevention strategies.
*Understand high risk populations and health disparities.
*Be knowledgeable about the impacts of perinatal mental health  on families and communities.
*Know the components of a treatment plan.
*Be able to effectively talk about, and screen new/expectant parents for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Saturday Oct 21st: Advanced Topics
*Understand the impact of birth experiences on postpartum  emotional health.
*Be knowledgeable about risk and symptoms for partners and fathers.
*Be knowledgeable about psychiatric medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
*Be knowledgeable about supporting families in the NICU
*Be knowledgeable about feeding issues and perinatal mental health.
*Understand the impact on infant and children
*Understand impacts on partners and relationships.
**You may register for Day 2 if you have previously taken at least 6 hours or specialized training in Perinatal Mental Health.

Training is offered at $275 for both days or $145 each day.

All scholarships have been given.

We are approved for 11.5 CEUs for LICSW, LMHC, LMFT and  11.5 CEARPS for RNs.

We hope this training is a starting point for a larger discussion on how you and your organization can best serve childbearing families experiencing perinatal mental health complications.

Trainers: Leslie Butterfield PhD & Heidi Koss, LMHC

 

Nov
1
Wed
2017
Clinical Consultation Groups- Online
Nov 1 @ 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:

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

 

Nov
7
Tue
2017
Clinical Consultation Group In person- Seattle, WA @ NE Seattle
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 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:

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