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 – 15 continuing education (CE) credits can be obtained by reading two of Karen Kleiman’s books. Karen also has in person trainings several times per year.
- CE4less.com – 7 credits for Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts and 8 credits for Tokens of Affection: Reclaiming Your Marriage After Postpartum Depression.
- 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.
Presenter: Camie Jae Goldhammer, MSW, LICSW, IBCLC
Indigenous Womxn in WA state face a complex tapestry of risk factors and protective factors during the childbearing year. Historical trauma, lived experiences of trauma, racism, and poverty lead to a high prevalence of medical and mental health complications during this period. Childbearing and motherhood are also opportunities for growth, health, and healing. Indigenous womxn have a rich history to draw from to help support and heal through reclaiming traditional practices such as breastfeeding and indigenous parenting practices. This webinar will look at these issues as well as treatment implications and strategies for support mental health throughout the perinatal period.
Register in advance for this free training at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Camie Jae Goldhammer, MSW, LICSW, IBCLC, (Sisseton-Wahpeton) is a Clinical Social Worker and Lactation Consultant. Camie received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington in 2006, specializing in Maternal Mood Disorders and the affects of complex/Intergenerational trauma on attachment, bonding and the parenting practices of Native families.
This training is part of the Perinatal Mental Health Initiative Webinar Series provided by Perinatal Support Washington through Department of Children, Youth and Families.
SPEAKER: Amritha Bhat, MD, MPH
This evening clinical meeting is an interactive presentation and discussion focusing on medications for pregnant and postpartum parents and the unique role of the perinatal mental health therapist in supporting new parents. This presentation will not be an overview of medications during the perinatal period, and instead will focus on common medication related treatment issues that arise for clients and are often asked of the therapist- these include common experiences of beginning medication, common/uncommon side effects and managing side effects, when and how to taper off medications, addressing symptoms that may come back, managing side effects of tapering, when medication doesnt help, and more.
Additionally, Dr Bhat will draw from her practice and address the common questions and concerns she sees from parents. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions in advance via the registration form, as well as come with questions. This is not a case discussion, but common scenarios are welcome.
6:30 Networking and Registration
6:45- 8:30 training
Free to current Perinatal Support Washington Members and Volunteers, $20 registration fee for others.
- Be able to have an informed conversation with clients about beginning or discontinuing medication.
- Understanding common and rare side effects and be able to provide psycho-education and/or appropriate referral back to medical provider.
- Be knowledgeable about medications during the perinatal period.
- 1.75 CEUs 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.
About Amritha Bhat:
Dr. Bhat is a perinatal psychiatrist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington.
She earned her medical degree from Bangalore Medical College, India, and completed a psychiatry residency in St. Johns Medical College, India. She completed a second residency in Psychiatry with a focus on womens mental health and integrated care from the University of Washington, and a fellowship in Primary Care in Psychiatry.
Dr. Bhat also earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of Washington School of Public Health. She is board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
This training and our Perinatal Support Washington Evening Clinical Training series is cosponsored by Simkin Center at Bastyr University.
Perinatal Support Washington is a state-wide non-profit dedicated to shining a light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Presenter: Deborah Rich, PhD, LP
Did you know?
20– 25% of all pregnancies do not survive to a healthy live birth. Therefore,
most psychotherapists treating adults in their reproductive years will encounter this tragic
experience. The ideal course of treatment is for the client to remain with his or her trusted
psychotherapist as long as the therapist has basic competency in care following pregnancy loss.
The overall therapeutic goal is healthy integration of this traumatic experience.
This small group intensive workshop provides a foundation of essential medical knowledge to build specialty skills in clinical evaluation and intervention. This extremely sensitive material is presented in a safe and supportive environment which facilitates participant learning, self-awareness and self-care. Lecture and video will address these topics: best practice in the medical setting, medical terminology and procedures, patterns of perinatal grief, normal trajectory of grief and differential diagnosis. Case examples are used to illustrate psychotherapeutic interventions with an emphasis on differences by gender, culture, religion and sexual orientation.
This training is intended for therapists.
- Describe standard medical interventions for miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and stillbirth.
- Describe standard in-hospital support care and options for creating memories.
- Describe basic standards for handling fetal remains.
- Define developmental steps toward parent identity and attachment.
- Describe pregnancy loss within the context of trauma, depression and anxiety.
- Identify major clinical strategies which anticipate a normal trajectory of grief.
- Develop a resource list for in person, online, and biblio support.
Training will start promptly at 8:30 and end at 4:30 both days
Morning pastries, tea, coffee and afternoon snacks included.
Lunch is on your own
Continuing Education Information:
- 13 CEUs are pending for LICSWs, LMHCs, and LMFTs
About the Presenter:
Deborah Rich, PhD, LP is a Minnesota psychologist with over 30 years of specialty experience providing patient care, professional training and program development. Deb founded the Shoshana Center for
Reproductive Health Psychology in 1995, and launched MommaCareTM Training and Outreach Consultation in 2014. Deb was the Coordinator of Pregnancy Loss and Perinatal Mental Health a Fairview Health Services from 1999 – 2013 when the department was eliminated. She was a founding board member of the Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance in 2002 and continues as an active member of the education committee. Deb has also served on the boards of North American Psychosocial OB/Gyn and Minnesota Women Psychologists. She is a frequent lecturer at local and national workshops and has trained 14 cohorts with her MommaCareTM model.
Presenter: Deborah Rich, PhD, LP
Did you know?
20– 25% of all pregnancies do not survive to a healthy live birth. Therefore, most
childbirth caregivers and educators will encounter this tragic experience during the course of their
careers. The ideal scenario is for the trusted professional team to be prepared to provide both
immediate and ongoing support. If more intensive care is needed, a mental health professional can be
added to provide consultation or direct care. The overall goal for healing is healthy integration of this
traumatic experience within a stable support system.
This extremely sensitive material is presented in a safe and supportive environment which facilitates
participant learning and self-awareness. Lecture, video and discussion will cover:
- Current evidence-based practice in the healthcare setting
- Delivering bad news
- Facilitating joint decision-making
- Providing anticipatory guidance along the journey
- Risk factors for depression and anxiety
- Impact on living children and on the subsequent pregnancy
This training is for anyone working with families during the perinatal period.
- Define developmental process of parent identity and attachment
- Describe in-hospital best practice for supportive care following early and late pregnancy loss.
- Describe how guided participation helps patients anticipate a normal trajectory of grief.
- Identify 3 signs which indicate a need for more intensive intervention
Registration, pastries and coffee and tea at 8:30am
Training will start promptly at 9:00am
Continuing Education Information:
- 3.25 CEUs are pending for LICSWs, LMHCs, and LMFTs
- 3.25 Contact hours are available for RNs
- Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17084 for 3.25 contact hours.
About the Presenter:
Deborah Rich, PhD, LP is a Minnesota psychologist with over 30 years of specialty experience providing patient care, professional training and program development. Deb founded the Shoshana Center for Reproductive Health Psychology in 1995, and launched MommaCareTM Training and Outreach Consultation in 2014. Deb was the Coordinator of Pregnancy Loss and Perinatal Mental Health a Fairview Health Services from 1999 – 2013 when the department was eliminated. She was a founding board member of the Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance in 2002 and continues as an active member of the education committee. Deb has also served on the boards of North American Psychosocial OB/Gyn and Minnesota Women Psychologists. She is a frequent lecturer at local and national workshops and has trained 14 cohorts with her MommaCareTM model.