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January 26 2021 9:00 am   through   March 12 2021 12:30 pm
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Full Registration $ 699.00
Transfer balance payment $ 349.00
Simkin Course Types
Course Type: When Survivors Give Birth
Audience Childbirth educators, doula trainers, SA/DV counselors, midwives, psychotherapists, nurses, lactation educators and consultants, behavioral health professionals and other experienced educators with passion for working with childbearing people.
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An unparalleled opportunity to gain skills as an educator of the When Survivors Give Birth (WSGB) curriculum and spend 6 (1/2) days with the co-authors of the groundbreaking book, Penny Simkin PT and Phyllis Klaus MFT, and LMSW. Only 15 individuals will be accepted into the Educator Workshop. Due to Washington State and King County health advisory guidelines regarding social distancing, we are offering this class virtually, via Zoom. Students will receive additional information, including login information once registered. Certificates of completion will only be issued to students present for all six sessions. Cost: $699 Application Deadline: January 10, 2020.


You will:

Deepen your foundational knowledge for understanding and healing the effects of childhood sexual abuse on childbearing people

Gain professional credentials to instruct the WSGB curriculum

Successful completion of the Educator Workshop and fulfilling additional requirements may lead to your approval as a WSGB Educator.

Schedule Details: (Note: Times are Pacific Standard Time/PST)

Tuesday, January 26, 9:00am – 1:30pm PST (Part One)

Thursday, January 28, 9:00am – 1:30pm PST (Part Two)

Tuesday, February 2, 9:00am – 1:30pm PST (Part Three)

Thursday, February 4, 9:00am –  2:15pm PST (Part Four)

Thursday, March 11, 9:00am-12:30pm PST (Part Five)

Friday, March 12, 9:00am-12:30pm PST (Part Six)


Qualifications to Attend:

Experienced educator with background in childbirth

Excellent communication skills and/or counseling background,

Experience in serving childbearing people and families with a history of abuse

Passion for educating providers about the needs of this population of clients.

Price: $699

Approved for 24 Bastyr University contact hours.

Apply to Attend:
Application must be submitted by 5PM (PST) Sunday, January 10, 2021.

Approval as a WSGB Educator: 

Your application will demonstrate your understanding and successful application of the education and/or counseling process.  Includes written records of your work with several women using the WSGB techniques. More information about the workshop and approval process is available here:​

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Simkin Center can help with information about lodging, ride and room sharing etc.
Questions:  Contact 425-602-3361