When clients’ reproductive stories don’t go according to script, it’s hard to know how to best support them.
That’s especially the case with infertility and pregnancy loss, where hopes shatter and decisions weigh heavy...
...like whether to try to conceive again, when to utilize assisted reproductive technology, who to tell about what’s going on, and how to grieve.
Without training in reproductive mental health, therapists run the risk of feeling lost in the complexity of what their clients are experiencing... or of diminishing the importance of the situation in the short- and long-term.
Whether you already specialize in treating individuals seeking parenthood or are just starting out, attachment offers an essential framework for understanding how clients relate to the experience of creating a family.
And by extension, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) provides a roadmap for intervention with both individuals and couples.
Watch Dr. Kristy Koser, LPCC, fertility counseling expert to get the skills you need to:
By the end of this dynamic training, you’ll be able to work with clients who are faced with challenging decisions about family planning after receiving devastating news.
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All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners. For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.
Kristy Koser, PhD, LPCC, is an author, speaker, and educator on the topic of reproductive mental health, trauma, and loss. She has been invited to speak, collaborate and contribute to the growing field of reproductive psychology many times over the last decade. Dr. Koser is a certified emotionally focused couples therapist and supervisor and has written extensively in peer reviewed journal articles and other outlets about infertility and the impact on the couple relationship. She has presented on EFT at numerous professional conferences around the world and has been an avid consultant to other therapists wanting to know more about incorporating EFT into their practice. Dr. Koser has created several self-help courses for fertility patients and teaches a 10-month postgraduate fertility counseling course that is a fundamental first step for any mental health professional considering working with this population. In addition, Dr. Koser has contributed countless blog posts, guest lectures, and more recently several book chapters in foundational fertility counseling texts with Cambridge Press. She is an active member of ASRM and her specialty areas include working with couples during and after fertility treatment and the transition into parenthood. Dr. Koser maintains a private practice serving clients in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Financial: Kristy Koser is the co-owner of Aporia Counseling & Psychotherapy, PLLC and has an employment relationship with VA Department of Health. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Kristy Koser is a member of the Ohio Counselor Association and the American Society for Reproductive Health.
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This Wasn’t Supposed to Happen
The Psychological Impact of Pregnancy Loss and Infertility
What’s Attachment Got to Do With It?
Assessment Tools to Understand Reproductive Trauma
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) as a Roadmap
Interventions for Connection, Repair, and Accessibility
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