This workshop provides an introduction to the issue and includes advanced counseling techniques for the survivor. Registration in the two-day workshop is limited to attendees who have experience in perinatal mental health, education and care for childbearing people. Registrants must attend both days. Register early – space is limited.
Approved for 15.5 DONA International Contact Hours and 14.5 Bastyr University contact hours. This program, through Penny Simkin Inc., has been approved for 13 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.