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.

 

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 approved for LICSWs, LMHCs, and LMFTs
6.5 Contact hours are approved 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

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
5
Wed
2019
GPS- Parent Support Group Facilitator Training – Yakima @ The Klickitat Room
Jun 5 @ 8:30 am – Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm
GPS- Parent Support Group Facilitator Training - Yakima @ The Klickitat Room | Seattle | Washington | United States
This free training is open to providers and community members located in Central and Eastern Washington.
See below for information on how to apply to attend the training.
The training is offered by Perinatal Support WA through a grant from Strengthening Families
Washington at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).

 

Wednesday, June 5th and Thursday, June 6th
Registration: 8:00am
Training is from 8:30am-5:00pm both days
Lunch provided

Presenters:

Mia Edidin, LICSW
Crystal Gurney, CD(DONA)

GPS Group Peer Support© is an evidence-informed group model that will give you the map to support parents in your community. GPS for Parents© is an empowering group experience that provides a place for parents to address the challenges they face, hear from others on the path, gain perspective and strength, and chart a course through challenging times. ‘

This model can be used in a wide variety of settings including those running postpartum support groups, breast/chest feeding groups, psychoeducational groups for parents with kids 0-3, for families in the NICU, perinatal loss groups, and any group in which parents are asked to share and listen.

YOU WILL:

1. Learn how to provide an evidence-informed model that incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based stress reduction and psychosocial education in a warm and accessible group model

2. Learn group leadership skills to provide trauma-informed, empowering group environments through both didactic and experiential learning modalities

3. Explore cultural messages and myths that can undermine confidence, competence and mental health

4. Learn how to provide a population and culturally sensitive, group model for diverse communities

5. Include the values and soul of your community into the heart of GPS Group Peer Support©

6. Merge GPS Group Peer Support© with already-existing educational curricula and learning objectives to enhance deeper engagement

CEU’s:

  • 14 CEU’s pending for LICWs, LMHCs, and LMFTs
  • 14 Contact hours are pending for RNs

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17084 for 14 contact hours

GPS for Parents© is based on over 15 years of model development by both Annette Cycon and Liz Friedman in their work as the co-founders of MotherWomans Postpartum Support Initiative and through their development of the MotherWoman Support Group Model.

This training is open to experienced and first-time group leaders.

Directions to apply:
To apply to attend this training free fo charge you must live in Central or Eastern Washington and intend to start a new parent support group or currently run a new parent support group. Priority will be given to those who meet the guidelines on a first come first serve basis. For information on the guidelines and directions to apply,  please review the following document:  Support group facilitator guidelines.
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.

Oct
10
Thu
2019
GPS- Parent Support Group Facilitator Training – Seattle @ 2100 Building, Community Room B
Oct 10 @ 8:30 am – Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm
GPS- Parent Support Group Facilitator Training - Seattle @ 2100 Building, Community Room B | Seattle | Washington | United States

Thursday, October 10th and Friday, October 11th
Registration: 8:00am
Training is from 8:30am-5:00pm

Presenters:Mia Edidin, LICSW
Crystal Gurney, CD(DONA)

GPS Group Peer Support© is an evidence-informed group model that will give you the map to support parents in your community. GPS for Parents© is an empowering group experience that provides a place for parents to address the challenges they face, hear from others on the path, gain perspective and strength, and chart a course through challenging times. ‘

This model can be used in a wide variety of settings including those running postpartum support groups, breast/chest feeding groups, psychoeducational groups for parents with kids 0-3, for families in the NICU, perinatal loss groups, and any group in which parents are asked to share and listen.

YOU WILL:

1. Learn how to provide an evidence-informed model that incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based stress reduction and psychosocial education in a warm and accessible group model

2. Learn group leadership skills to provide trauma-informed, empowering group environments through both didactic and experiential learning modalities

3. Explore cultural messages and myths that can undermine confidence, competence and mental health

4. Learn how to provide a population and culturally sensitive, group model for diverse communities

5. Include the values and soul of your community into the heart of GPS Group Peer Support©

6. Merge GPS Group Peer Support© with already-existing educational curricula and learning objectives to enhance deeper engagement

Lunch on your own

CEU’s:

  • 14 CEU’s pending for LICWs, LMHCs, and LMFTs
  • 14 Contact hours are approved for RNs

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17084 for 14 contact hours

GPS for Parents© is based on over 15 years of model development by both Annette Cycon and Liz Friedman in their work as the co-founders of MotherWomans Postpartum Support Initiative and through their development of the MotherWoman Support Group Model.

This training is open to experienced and first time group leaders. Providers of services to ALL parents are invited to participate in this training.