UWLearns: Supporting New Parents in Therapy
Presented by: Amy Johnston, LCSW + Kayleigh Eisenstein, LCSW
Friday, March 8th, 9:30am-2:30pm
In-person at Urban Wellness
6321 N Avondale Ave #204, Chicago, IL 60631
Completion of this course earns 4 CE hours.
As therapists we often have clients who, during the course of therapy, become parents. It might be planned or unexpected, a joyful transition or a struggle (or both!). Becoming a parent can impact clients in every part of their lives, including social, emotional, school/workplace, relationships and physical health. It is essential that we cultivate an understanding of how best to support our clients as they navigate these changes, and build our awareness of how to continue supporting clients when we can and when to refer out for specialist support.
Join us for an all-day intensive training that will give you the tools to feel confident engaging with clients who are experiencing perinatal mental health struggles, difficulty adjusting to being a new parent, or complicated emotional experiences around this major life transition.
9:30-11:30 Recognizing, Assessing, Supporting or Referring: When a Baby Shows up in the Therapy Room
11:30-12:30 Lunch Break (on your own)
12:30-2:30 Tools for Engaging with New Parents: Normalizing, Resource-Mapping, Identity Work
This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively support clients who may start therapy for one reason, but becoming a parent brings a new perspective.
Upon completion of this course, therapists will be able to:
Identify the symptoms of perinatal mental health disorders
Assess for level of risk/need for specialist support
Understand the ways in which the transition to parenthood can impact clients’ identity, relationships, and trauma responses
Identify three strategies for supporting clients experiencing perinatal mental health challenges
Develop treatment plans for clients who are transitioning to parenthood
Implement evidence-based interventions for new moms and dads
Course Fee: $160
Urban Wellness, Ltd. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7025. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Urban Wellness, Ltd. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.