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.

 

Oct
28
Mon
2019
Hey Dad, How Are You Doing? @ Webinar
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hey Dad, How Are You Doing? @ Webinar
Hey Dad, How are You Doing?
Have you asked that question? Do you know why it’s important? Are you prepared for the answers?
Free Webinar Training
Presenter: Nicholas Kasovac, MA, R-DMT, IMH-E, OTS
Join us for this webinar to learn why new Dads are at increased risk during the perinatal period and how to engage and support them. Webinar will include an overview of paternal mood disorders, including risk factors and pathways specific to new Dads; effective screening; and tools to engage Dads.
To join the webinar follow this link on Monday October 28th.
This training is part of a New Webinar Series provided by Perinatal Support Washington through Department of Children, Youth and Families
Oct
30
Wed
2019
Advanced Topics in Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders – Everett @ St. Lukes Community Health Education Center
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The training is full and priority on the waitlist is given to mental health providers in Whatcom County. When you register for the waitlist please let us know if you are a mental health provider. If you are not a mental health provider but would still like to attend the training and you work or live in Whatcom County please join the waitlist as spots may open up.

This training is open to Whatcom County providers and community members.

As this is an advanced training, it is open to those who attended last year’s 1 day Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) training in Bellingham or an equivalent introduction to PMADs training.

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 Advanced Topics training:
*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.

Trainer-  Leslie Butterfield, PhD and Mia Edidin, LICSW

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

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

This Program has been approved for 6.5 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists by the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work.

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

Perinatal Support Washington is a state-wide non-profit dedicated to shinning a light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

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 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); 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 shinning the light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Nov
7
Thu
2019
Clinical Training and Consultation Group on Perinatal Mental Health- Mount Vernon @ Downstairs Conference Room
Nov 7 @ 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 Michelle Anderson, LMHC

Consultation meetings are on the 1st Thursday of each month, 9am-11am. The group will start November 7, 2019.

Details:
*For unlicensed clinicians this program does not meet requirements for supervision.
*Fee: $75/consult session
*To reserve your spot please pay $150 or pay in full ($750)
*The consult groups require a commitment of all 10 monthly consultation meetings

Format & Content:
Each meeting is 2 hours long. The first hour will have a discussion on a perinatal mental health topic with assigned readings. The second hour will be case consultation discussion.

Topics and dates:
Nov 7      Adjustment issues:  addressing ‘shoulds’ and unrealistic expectations of American mothering.
Dec 5       Perinatal Depression
Jan 2       Perinatal Anxiety, Intrusive/scary thoughts, OCD
Feb 6       Perinatal management of bipolar disorder and postpartum psychosis.
March 5  Birth trauma
April 2    Breastfeeding and perinatal mental health.
May 7      Perinatal loss: miscarriage, stillbirth, preparing for pregnancy after loss.
June 4     Medications during pregnancy and lactation.
July 2      Supporting parents during and after the NICU.
Aug 6      Sexual abuse survivors and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Limited Scholarships available for those providers who meet the following requirements:
1. Work in Skagit County,
2. Take 1 or more Medicaid (Apple Health) plans and
3. Have availability in their schedule and agree to continue to take new clients with Apple Health plans.

Consideration is given to applicants who already provide services to families at risk for, or experiencing perinatal mental health complications, in underserved communities and who display the skills and connections needed to serve women and families in those communities. Please write a brief statement about how this training will be used in your practice, how you plan to provide services to underserved communities, and how you hope this training will impact your community or community you serve. Please be sure to include details about how you meet the 3 criteria listed above.  The scholarship will cover up to $600 of the $750 fee program fee, the participant will be responsible for the initial $150 registration fee.  To apply, please email a statement to info@perinatalsupport.org with “Skagit Consult Group Scholarship” in the subject line.

Continuing Education information:

  • 20 CEUs are approved for LICWs, LMHCs, and LMFTs: “This Program has been approved for 20 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists by the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work.”
  • 20 contact hours for RNs: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17084 for 20 contact hours. CEUs are based on attendance (2 CEUs per 2 hour meeting).
  • This training is approved as an advanced course for the Postpartum Support International
    Certification in Perinatal Mental Health.
  • Continuing Education is provided by Perinatal Support of Wahsington at the completion of the year-long program.  CEUs are based on attendance (2 CEUs per 2 hour meeting).

Michelle Anderson 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 in perinatal mental health, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Lifespan Integration and yoga into 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, and a trainer for Perinatal Support Washington on issues related to perinatal mental health throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Nov
13
Wed
2019
Postpartum Psychosis – An Evening Clinical Discussion and Reading @ Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Rm 10/12
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday, November 7, 2019

6:30pm-8:30pm

This evening clinical meeting is an interactive presentation and discussion on postpartum psychosis. We will cover identification, treatment, and prevention; discuss strategies to support partners and families; and share resources available for both the mother and family. The evening will include a short reading by Sarah Townsend, author of Setting the Wire: A Memoir of Postpartum Psychosis.

This training and our Perinatal Support Washington Evening Clinical Training Series is cosponsored by Simkin Center at Bastyr University.

Free to current Perinatal Support Washington Members and Volunteers.

SPEAKERS:
Sarah C. Townsend, MA, MFA, LMHC
Laurie Ganberg, MSW, LICSW
Veronika Zantop, MD

OBJECTIVES:
*Identify risk factors for postpartum psychosis.
*Identify common symptoms of postpartum psychosis and understand differential diagnoses related to other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
*Identify 1-3 clinical interventions to use while assessing and treating individuals with active postpartum psychosis.

6:30 Networking
6:45- 8:30 training

CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.75 CEUs are pending for LICSWs, LMHCs, and LMFTs
1.75 Contact hours are available for RNs

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17084 for 1.75 contact hours.

Perinatal Support Washington is a state-wide non-profit dedicated to shinning a light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Veronika Zantop, MD is a psychiatric hospitalist and medical director of Women’s Wellness and the Center for Perinatal Bonding and Support at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. She graduated from the University of California San Francisco and completed a residency in Family Medicine followed by a residency in psychiatry at the University of Washington. She has given lectures on Perinatal Health for physicians, nurses, doulas and residents at Swedish as well as various perinatal conferences.

Laurie Ganberg, LICSW obtained her MSW from Smith College in 2006 and has had the privilege of working with women and families in their homes, medical settings, community agencies, and private practice. She joined the Swedish Center for Perinatal Bonding and Support’s Day Program, a perinatal partial hospitalization program in Seattle, when it opened in 2016 and is currently the lead therapist there. Laurie also facilitates trainings for multidisciplinary professionals in perinatal mental health.

Sarah Townsend is the author of Setting the Wire: A Memoir of Postpartum Psychosis (The Lettered Streets Press, 2019). Her essays have appeared in The Writer in the World and Pitkin Review, and a coauthored paper with Elisabeth Young-Bruehl serves as a chapter in Subject to Biography: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Writing Womens Lives. Sarah received her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College, her MA in counseling psychology from Northwestern University, and is a graduate of the College of Letters at Wesleyan University. Setting the Wire has been featured on Beyond Well with Sheila Hamilton, The Ish with Cameron Dezen Hammon, and in the Chicago Review of Books. Sarah writes and teaches in and around Seattle, WA.

                                                                                 

Nov
15
Fri
2019
Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Best Practices – Cowlitz County @ Youth and Family Link
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This training is for Cowlitz County providers or community members only.

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 and Mia Edidin, LICSW

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

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

This Program has been approved for 6.5 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Mental
Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists by the Washington State
Society for Clinical Social Work.

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.