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.

 

Apr
29
Mon
2019
Spokane: Best Practices in Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders @ Providence Medical Park, 2nd Floor, Sister Loretta Marie and Sister Peter Claver Conference Rooms
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day
Spokane: Best Practices in Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders @ Providence Medical Park, 2nd Floor, Sister Loretta Marie and Sister Peter Claver Conference Rooms | Renton | Washington | United States

This training is free and offered by Perinatal Support WA through a grant from Strengthening Families Washington at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) and generously hosted by Providence Health Care.

Monday, April 29th and Tuesday, April 30th

  • Doors Open at 8:30am
  • Training starts promptly at 9am and ends at 5:15pm
  • Lunch provided

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:
Monday, April 29th: 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.
*Become 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.

Tuesday, April 30th: Advanced Topics
*Understand the impact of birth experiences on postpartum  emotional health.
*Become knowledgeable about risk and symptoms for partners and fathers.
*Become knowledgeable about psychiatric medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
*Become knowledgeable about supporting families in the NICU
*Become 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.

 

This training meets the CEU requirements to become a Professional Member listed on the Perinatal Support WA website provider page. See here for more information.

13.5 CEUs are pending for MSWs, MAs, and MFTs.

13.5 Contact hours for RNs: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17084 for 13.5 contact hours.

 

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

 

May
20
Mon
2019
Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Best Practices – Port Angeles @ Olympic Medical Center, Linkletter Hall
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This training is offered by Perinatal Support WA through a grant from Strengthening Families Washington at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).

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

Trainer- Leslie Butterfield, PhD

Registration 8:30am
Training is from 9:00am-5:00pm
Lunch will be provided

6.5 CEUs are pending for LICSWs, LMHCs, and LMFTs
6.5 Contact hours are available for RNs

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

Leslie Butterfield, PhD is a clinical psychologist who specializes in pregnancy and postpartum issues. At her Seattle, WA private practice she works with moms and couples struggling with pregnancy and neonatal 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 Universitys 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 Womens Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses); Marce Society; 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 served on the board of PATTCh (Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth) as Vice President, and Perinatal Support Washington as the former chair and current board member.

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

May
28
Tue
2019
Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Best Practices – Yakima @ The Memorial Education Center
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This training is offered by Perinatal Support WA through a grant from Strengthening Families Washington at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).

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

Trainer- Leslie Butterfield, PhD

Registration 8:30am
Training is from 9:00am-5:00pm
Lunch will be provided

6.5 CEUs are pending for LICSWs, LMHCs, and LMFTs
6.5 Contact hours are available for RNs

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

Leslie Butterfield, PhD is a clinical psychologist who specializes in pregnancy and postpartum issues. At her Seattle, WA private practice she works with moms and couples struggling with pregnancy and neonatal 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 Universitys 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 Womens Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses); Marce Society; 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 served on the board of PATTCh (Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth) as Vice President, and Perinatal Support Washington as the former chair and current board member.

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

Jun
3
Mon
2019
Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Best Practices – Tacoma @ Franciscan Education and Support Center
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This training is offered by Perinatal Support WA through a grant from Strengthening Families Washington at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).

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

Trainer: Mia Edidin & Heidi Koss, LMHC

Registration 8:30am
Training is from 9:00am-5:00pm
Lunch will be provided

6.5 CEUs are pending for LICSWs, LMHCs, and LMFTs
6.5 Contact hours are available for RNs

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

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 Youre 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.

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

Jun
21
Fri
2019
Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Best Practices – Mount Vernon @ North Sound Behavioral Health Organization
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This training is offered by Perinatal Support WA through a grant from Strengthening Families Washington at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).

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

Trainer: Heidi Koss, LMHC

Registration 8:30am
Training is from 9:00am-5:00pm
Lunch will be provided

6.5 CEUs are pending for LICSWs, LMHCs, and LMFTs
6.5 Contact hours are available for RNs

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

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 Youre 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.

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