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“Do you have kids?”
This common intake question is intended to gather information, forge connection, and build context around your clients’ lives.
But for your clients experiencing infertility, it is a major trigger. And it activates the grief and isolation inherent in involuntary childlessness.
As more individuals start their families at older ages and the presence of reproductive challenges increases, infertility trauma and grief will show up in more therapy practices.
Without specific training in infertility grief and trauma, you won’t be effective at challenging inadequacy beliefs, negative self-worth, shame, worry, irritability, depression, body issues, and relationship conflict these clients experience - nor be equipped to navigate the myriad of heartbreaks they face.
Don’t let therapy be a place where clients coping with current or previous infertility feel further stigmatized.
Watch Dr. Loree Johnson, LMFT, fertility counseling and reproductive trauma expert, for this dynamic one-day training that will give you the skills you need to process infertility grief and trauma with your clients. Using the lens of cultural humility, you’ll learn strategies to:
Packed with case studies, exercises, and compelling self-reflections for the therapist, this training will have you ready to meet the growing need for support around infertility.
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Dr. Loree Johnson, LMFT, graduated from Syracuse University with a master’s and doctorate in marriage and family therapy. Inspired by one of the first mental health programs to weave the basic tenets of social justice into the filed of family therapy, she started her career in community mental health and now works in private practice in Hermosa Beach, CA. As a result of her reproductive story, Dr. Johnson sought training in fertility counseling and reproductive trauma. She is certified in EMDR. Dr. Johnson has been an active member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for more than 20 years and has served in various board positions at the state and national levels. She completed her tenure on the Anti-Racism Task Force for the Mental Health Professionals Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. In addition to reproductive psychology, Dr. Johnson is passional about therapists and reducing disparities in the infertility and loss communities that impact access to treatment, care, and outcomes.
Financial: Dr. Loree Johnson maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Loree Johnson is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and the EMDR International Association.
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