FALL Advanced Clinical Practices in Holistic Treatment of Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)


FALL Advanced Clinical Practices in Holistic Treatment of Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)

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This full-day training at a cozy New England Inn will relax your senses and nourish your soul as you join with other passionate perinatal mental health professionals in expanding your holistic expertise. This day is so much more than a professional development course. We will immerse ourselves in meditation, collaborate in affirmation creation and nurture ourselves while learning. Seats are limited, register today!


Deadline for registration is Thursday, October 31, 2019, 8:00PM EST.

*This course is APPROVED by NASW/CT Chapter for 6.5 CEC’s.*

Attendees are responsible for verifying continuing education requirements for their own state/license/certification.

*APPROVED for the Postpartum Support International Advanced Clinical Course [Psychotherapy Track] and Certification Continuing Education requirements for national certification in Perinatal Mental Health, and is one of the first available in New England!

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Advanced Clinical Practices in Holistic Treatment

of Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)

Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am-4:30pm at the Guest House Retreat Center in Chester, CT

APPROVED for Postpartum Support International’s Psychotherapy Advanced Clinical Training Requirement & PMH-C Continuing Education

6.5 CECs APPROVED with NASW/CT Chapter

Course Objectives

  • Name, describe, and compare a variety of types of Complementary and Alternative (CAM) interventions for perinatal populations.

  • Define scope of practice for mental health practitioners in relation to complementary therapies and describe when to refer out and how to make strong, ethical referrals.

  • Conceptualize the peripartum woman from a holistic perspective, conducting a holistic intake assessment and adapt psychotherapy interventions to consider whole person in the perinatal context.

  • Distinguish relevant CAM therapies for fertility, prenatal, and postpartum mental health concerns.

  • Analyze appropriate client scenarios for psychotherapist CAM intervention, formulating holistic treatment plan frameworks for perinatal clients.

  • Be able to implement holistic interventions that consider the whole-birthing woman, her mental health and physical wellness in the context of sociocultural identity and within systemic limitations or barriers.

Schedule - November 15, 2019

8:30-9:00 AM Registration, Welcome, Coffee & Breakfast

(Coffee, tea & water are available to you all day at no cost, in reusable cups! Breakfast includes fruit & baked goods, Compliments of Growing Well)

9:00-10:30 AM Prenatal Mindfulness Meditation Exercise

Overview of Complementary & Alternative Medicine Therapies

Introduction to Holistic Treatment of PMADs

Common Types of Treatment for Perinatal Women

10:30-10:45AM BREAK

10:45am-12:30PM Distinctions between Conventional & Holistic Psychotherapy, The Holistic Psychotherapy Interview, Whole-Woman Psychotherapy, Holistic

Support around fertility and loss, Cultural Considerations

12:30-1:30PM Farm-to-Table lunch buffet in the Guest House Dining Room, Networking

1:30-3:00PM Postpartum Mindfulness Meditation Exercise

Whole-Woman Treatment of Anxiety, Depression & Birth Trauma

3:00-3:15PM BREAK (Cookies & Snacks, Compliments of Growing Well)

3:15-4:30PM Whole-Woman Treatment continued; Customs and cultural traditions in the postpartum, Holistic healing and postpartum planning;

Sociocultural considerations, Q & A, Wrap Up

4:30PM Submit course evaluations, Certificate of Completions Awarded

Open invitation to walk the Labyrinth

5:00PM Networking Reception at The Brushmill by the Waterfall - Hors D’Oeuvres Compliments of Growing Well, Cash Beverages

Venue, Accommodations, and of course… Food!

Light breakfast, farm-to-table lunch and snacks are included, compliments of Growing Well, LLC. Please note any food allergies in your registration.

Whether you are traveling from out of state or want to make a “staycation” out of the event, you are welcome to make reservations for overnight accommodations at the Guest House for only $94/night (call (860) 322-5770 for reservations). Local restaurant options are just a few miles away and dinner and breakfast may also be included.

The Guest House is conveniently located on Route 148 off CT Rt-9 with easy access from Interstate 91, Interstate 95 and the Metro North Railroad. If you are able, please join us after the training for Happy Hour and more networking at the Brush Mill Restaurant, 129 West Main St., Chester, Ct. 06412

Fine Print & Details:

Per NASW/CT Requirements, attendees must complete the entire course and submit a course evaluation in order to be awarded CEC’s. Many state NASW Chapters accept CEC’s from other states however you are ultimately responsible for verifying eligibility to apply this course toward your individual licensure renewal. Please keep in mind, even if the CEC’s are not transferable, this is still among the most affordable PSI-Approved courses available!

Babies & Breastfeeding: This training is intended to be mompreneur-friendly. There will be a private space for lactation and a fridge available for any pumping moms. If you have a small baby (6 mos or younger) and wish to bring them, you are welcome to do so. I ask that you make yourself comfortable near an exit so you can easily tend to your baby as you need to.

REFUNDS: The accommodations at the Guest House are customized based on the size of the group. Refunds will be offered through 8:00pm EST on Thursday October 31, 2019. Refunds cannot be offered after this deadline however I will do my best to accommodate you at a future date with a discount- contact me directly for any concerns regarding the need to cancel: hello@growingwellcounseling.com

COMPLAINTS/CONCERNS: I want you to be happy and feel confident leaving this training that you gained valuable knowledge and insight. If you have any concerns regarding the training material, venue, or your overall experience, please contact me directly at hello@growingwellcounseling.com or by phone at (860) 837-0204.