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Perinatal Mental Health & Young Adult/Teen Parents
March 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Open to WA state professionals with priority given to Pierce County Providers.
- Learn about the mental health needs of young parents
- Learn about appropriate perinatal mental health screening strategies
- Learn where and how to refer for mental health services
- Learn about effective ways to support young adult parents
**Registration will close at 2pm on Thursday, March 23rd**
Continuing Education Information:
- 6.5 CEUs approved for LICWs, LMHCs, and LMFTs.
- 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.
- 6.5 Contact hours approved for RNs: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17084 for 6.5 contact hours.
This free training is offered by Perinatal Support WA through a grant from Strengthening Families Washington at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).
Questions regarding the training, please email: email@example.com
About the Speaker:
Nneka Symister is a licensed Clinical Social worker who has two decades of experience helping individuals and families build and strengthen their relationships with themselves and others. Her work includes supporting diverse populations, including self -harming young adults and the LGBTQIA community. She also specializes in helping young women and couples who suffer with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, miscarriage and loss. In her work, she uses multiple techniques to best serve her clients, including Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, interpersonal therapy and mindfulness. Ms. Symister received her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and UrbanEducation from the State University of Albany. She is also EMDR trained. She is deeply involved in her community serving as member of state and national professional organizations, including the National Association of Social Workers, National Alliance on Mental Illness and The Links, Incorporated.