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Group Peer Support (GPS) Facilitator Training

January 12 @ 9:00 am - January 14 @ 5:00 pm


This 2.5 day training is open to experienced and first time group leaders. Providers of services to ALL parents are invited to participate in this training.

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.

Dates and Times:
Wednesday, January 12th, 2022, 9am-5:00pm PST
Thursday, January 13th,  9am-5:00pm PST
Friday, January 14th, 9am-12:30pm PST
Must attend all days

Mia Edidin, LICSW & Crystal Gurney

Location: Zoom


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


Continuing Education Information:

  • 15.25 CEU’s approved for LICWs, LMHCs, and LMFTs
  • This Program has been approved for 15.25 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists by the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work.
  • 15.25 Contact hours available for RNs
  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17084 for 15.25 contact hours


$360 General Registration

$335 PS-WA Member

$206 Current PS-WA Volunteer

There are very limited amount of spots available.  If the training is full please add yourself to the waitlist and we will do our best to get everyone in.

Scholarship information:
Limited Scholarships available for WA State providers who meet the following requirements:
1. Work within communities who have historically been underserved and have the necessary connection to serve families in those communities.
2.  Have concrete plans to start a group within 6 months.

Full and partial scholarships are available. To apply please follow this link to the application.
Deadline to apply: December 22, 2021

In the application you will be asked to 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 in the application.


If you wish to receive printed materials and manual prior to the training you must be registered by January 5th.

This is a live virtual training and a recording will not be sent out after the training, please only register if you are able to attend the training in its entirety.

Questions regarding the training, please email: training@perinatalsupport.org

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.


January 12 @ 9:00 am
January 14 @ 5:00 pm
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