An introduction for anyone who works with childbearing people and wants to learn about the impact of abuse on the birth experience.
Approved for 7.5 Bastyr University contact hours and 7.5 DONA International contact hours. This program, through Penny Simkin Inc., has been approved for 6.5 CEUs by the NASW Washington State Chapter. Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-361.
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Workshop leader Penny Simkin PT is a renowned author and speaker. Penny has devoted much of her 40-year career to exploring the impact of early trauma on pregnant women in our maternity care system and developing strategies to avoid retraumatization during birth and facilitate the process of healing. The workshop provides information, insight, and practical advice for individualizing prenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. Penny’s book When Survivors Give Birth, co-authored with Phyllis Klaus MFT, LMSW is the essential guide to the topic.
Phyllis Klaus MFT, LMSW is a licensed Marriage, Family, Therapist, social worker and author from in the Bay Area of California. She is a Founder of DONA International and has been involved with doula and perinatal research, for the past 35 years. She consults nationally and internationally and is co-author of The Amazing Newborn, Mothering the Mother, Bonding, Your Amazing Newborn; Video- The Amazing Talents of the Newborn; The Doula Book; and When Survivors Give Birth.