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Best Practices in Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders- Seattle, WA
Red Auditorium at the EvergreenHealth Medical Center
Kirkland, WA
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Best Practices in Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders- Seattle, WA
Friday, October 20th - 8:30am-5pm; training starts promptly at 9am
Saturday, October 21st - 8:30am-5pm; training starts promptly at 9am

This training is offered by Perinatal Support WA and hosted by EvergreenHealth Medical Center.

Objectives of this training:
Friday Oct 20th: Basic Topics
*Understand the "real" transition to parenthood.
*Know the spectrum of perinatal mental health disorders
*Know the risk factors for PMADs.
*Know key prevention strategies.
*Understand high risk populations and health disparities.
*Be knowledgeable about the impacts of perinatal mental health
on families and communities.
*Know the components of a treatment plan.
*Be able to effectively talk about, and screen new/expectant
parents for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.  

Saturday Oct 21st: Advanced Topics
*Understand the impact of birth experiences on postpartum
emotional health.
*Be knowledgeable about risk and symptoms for partners and
*Be knowledgeable about psychiatric medications during pregnancy
and breastfeeding.
*Be knowledgeable about supporting families in the NICU
*Be knowledgeable about feeding issues and perinatal mental health.  
*Understand the impact on infant and children
*Understand impacts on partners and relationships.
****You may register for Day 2 if you have previously taken at least 6 hours or specialized training in Perinatal Mental Health.

More than a two day training, we hope this will begin an ongoing conversation and collaboration with partners in Washington, particularly those representing under-served communities. Please contact us for more information.  

All scholarships have been given.

This training meets the CEU requirements to become a Professional Member listed on the Perinatal Support WA website provider page. Professional Members get discounted tickets. Become a member today and apply the discount immediately!

Coffee & tea provided,  lunch on your own.

11.5 CEU's for LICSW, LMHC, LMFT

11.5 CEARPS for RNs
(Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval & Recognition Program (CEARP), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation)

Trainers-  Leslie Butterfield, PhD and Heidi Koss, LMHC

Heidi Koss, LMHC is a psychotherapist in private practice, serving individuals, couples and families, with an emphasis on pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, birth trauma, as well as treating other related birth issues.

Heidi has contributed to the field of perinatal mental health in many ways over her career. She is the Co-Founder of the Northwest Association for Postpartum Support (NAPS). She served on the WA state leadership advisory committee for the Speak Up When Youre Down Postpartum Depression Awareness Campaign and has been an instructor at the Seattle Midwifery School for their PPMD course. She has collaborated on a PPMD training curriculum with the University of WA School of Nursing Infant Mental Health and Development Program and the Washington State Department of Health First Steps Division. She has been a Certified Postpartum Doula and Certified Lactation Educator for over twelve years, and the recipient of the prestigious DONA International Penny Simkin Award in 2006. Heidi is also the proud mother of 2 beautiful daughters.

Leslie Butterfield, PhD is a clinical psychologist who specializes in pregnancy and postpartum issues. At her Seattle, WA private practice she works with moms and couples struggling with pregnancy and neonatal loss, the transition to parenthood, pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, and birth related trauma.  Additionally, she has designed and taught the counseling skills curriculum for Seattle Midwifery School and Bastyr Naturopathic Universitys Department of Midwifery for the past 15 years.

In her capacity as an educator, Leslie has provided trainings and consultations to: University of Washington; Singapore KKH Hospital for Women; AWHONN(Association of Womens Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses); Marce Society; PALS (Pacific Association of Labor Support); API (Attachment Parenting International), NAPS (Northwest Association for Postpartum Support), Catholic Charities, Planned Parenthood, and others.  Recently she has served on the board of PATTCh (Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth) as Vice President, and Perinatal Support Washington as the former chair and current board member.


Red Auditorium at the EvergreenHealth Medical Center (View)
12040 NE 128th St,
Kirkland, WA 98034
United States

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