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

 

Feb
24
Sat
2018
Warm Line Volunteer Training @ Seattle, WA
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

About our Warm Line:
We support 250 new parents on the phone every year. We have both mothers and fathers available to answer new parents calls.  We answer questions, provide hope, support, information, and provide information about how parents can start to feel better through wellness and self care. Lastly, we ensure that every family has access to the care they need and go above and beyond to connect them to resources in their community.

Criteria to be on the Warm Line:
1. A parent, or partner of, who has had and recovered from a perinatal mental health complication.
2. Or – A licensed mental heath provider.
3. You have at least one 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.

Training:
1. 3.5 hour Warm Line training offered 3 times per year (September, February, June)
2. 10 hours of independent learning about perinatal mental health 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

Mar
14
Wed
2018
Clinical Consultation Group- Bellingham WA @ Michelle's Office- Downton Bellingham
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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.

Led by local Bellingham therapy Michelle Anderson, LMHC

Michelle  is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in working with pregnant and new mothers in her private practice, Mobile Mama Therapy located in Bellingham, WA. Michelle conducts both home and office visits focusing on issues related to the transition to motherhood, attachment, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, baby loss, traumatic birth and parenting.

Michelle blends her training as a certified yoga instructor with her training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Lifespan Integration forming a mindfulness based psychotherapy approach with her clients. She is a co-founder of the Maternal Mental Health Task Force of Whatcom County, a consultant with the Nurse Family Partnership of both Skagit and Whatcom Counties, a member of the GRADS Advisory Group of Whatcom County as well as a consultant and instructor on issues related to maternal mental health throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Consult Group start date: Wednesday March 14th from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Group will meet the the second Wednesday of each month for 10 months.

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

 

Apr
26
Thu
2018
Clinical Consultation Group In person- Seattle, WA @ Seattle, WA
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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