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Digital Seminar

Reproductive Trauma: Essential Tools for Infertility, Pregnancy Loss, Birth Trauma, and Perinatal Mental Health Disorders


Speaker:
Janet Jaffe, PhD
Duration:
5 Hours 57 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jun 26, 2023
Product Code:
POS059304
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD | Live Webinar  3

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Description

All clients have a reproductive story – whether they have children or not, whether they want children or not, regardless of their gender or sexuality.

And while for some that story goes as imagined, many clients go through the quiet devastation of any number of unanticipated traumas.

These stressors create unique mental health challenges that are different from what therapists were trained to treat. Infertility and pregnancy loss aren’t typical grief. Birth trauma isn’t typical trauma. Perinatal mood issues aren’t just depression and anxiety.

Unseen and unacknowledged, these traumas can shatter clients’ sense of self and shake the foundations of their intimate relationships.

Whether clients are presenting to your practice to work specifically on symptoms related to reproductive trauma – or whether reproductive trauma comes up as relevant in the context of other clinical work – you need to be prepared to help them navigate these complex struggles.

Join Janet Jaffe, PhD, co-founder and co-director of the Center for Reproductive Psychology and acclaimed clinician and author, for this dynamic 1-day seminar designed to help you:

  • Assess clients’ reproductive story and its impact on self and relationships
  • Utilize the latest approaches to treat reproductive trauma
  • Create opportunities for posttraumatic growth – whether clients eventually have children or not
  • Manage issues of therapist self-disclosure and countertransference

Register today and be ready to respond to the unique reproductive mental health challenges of your clients!

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  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 profession's standards.  

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Counselors - Counselors

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Counselors - Kentucky Counselors

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Counselors - Montana Counselors

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 5.75 clock hours of instruction.


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Counselors - New Jersey Counselors

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Counselors - Ohio Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 5.75 clock hours of general continuing education. Tracking number: 20-1098666


Counselors - Pennsylvania Counselors

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 5.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Counselors - South Carolina Counselors

This self-study program has been approved for 5.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Counselors - Texas Counselors

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Course Level: Intermediate Format: Recorded asynchronous distance. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

 

Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Social Workers - California Social Workers

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Social Workers - Colorado Social Workers

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Social Workers - Florida Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 5.75 continuing education credits. 


Social Workers - Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 5.5 contact hours.


Social Workers - Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 5.5 continuing education hours.


Social Workers - Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 5.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Social Workers - Montana Social Workers

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 5.75 clock hours of instruction.


Social Workers - New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 5.75 clock hours of general continuing education. Tracking number: 20-1098666


Social Workers - Pennsylvania Social Workers

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 5.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


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Psychologists - California Psychologists

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 5.5 continuing education credit hours for California Psychologists. The California Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Psychology recognizes and accepts for continuing education credit courses that are specifically applicable and pertinent to the practice of psychology and by entities approved by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). This enduring material is certified for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by PESI as an accredited ACCME provider authorized to award credit by the AMA. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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Psychologists - Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 5.9 self-study continuing education credits.


Psychologists - Illinois Psychologists

 

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this self-study course qualifies for 5.5 contact hours.


Psychologists - Kentucky Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists, approved provider #202312H. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This self-study activity will qualify for 5.75 contact hours.


Psychologists - New York Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0014. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Psychologists - North Dakota Psychologists

CE credit is available. This course consists of 5.75 continuing education clock hours for North Dakota Psychologists. The North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners, pursuant to 66-03-01-03, confirms acceptance of continuing education programs for content related to practice authorized in North Dakota (century code 43-32) for programs approved by certain ce associations. When printing your certificate, please include any national social work approvals.


Psychologists - Ohio Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this self-study activity for 5.75 Standard hours of continuing education credit.


Psychologists - Pennsylvania Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This self-study program qualifies for 5.75 continuing education hours.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Marriage & Family Therapists

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Marriage & Family Therapists - California Marriage & Family Therapists

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs.  A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Florida Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 5.75 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 5.5 credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Montana Marriage & Family Therapists

The Montana Board of Behavioral Health no longer pre-approves any courses or sponsors. Each licensee is responsible for taking courses which contribute to their competence and directly relate to their scope of practice as defined in board statute (MAR 24-219-32). Licensees must keep CE documentation for three years in case of an audit. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 5.75 clock hours of instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved CEU provider with the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors. This self-study activity qualifies for 5.75 contact hours. Approved Provider # NVCEP2006.


Marriage & Family Therapists - New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Marriage & Family Therapists - Ohio Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 5.75 clock hours of general continuing education. Tracking number: 20-1098666


Marriage & Family Therapists - Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This intermediate level self-study activity consists of 5.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists - South Carolina Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study program has been approved for 5.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Marriage & Family Therapists - Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 5.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists no longer approves programs or providers. PESI activities meet the continuing education requirements as listed in Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 801, Subchapter K, Section 801.264 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


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Addiction Counselors - California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CADTP)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CADTP, Provider #: 201. This Category H activity meets the qualifications for 5.5 CEU's (continuing education hours).


Addiction Counselors - Connecticut Addiction Counselors

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Addiction Counselors - Oklahoma Alcohol & Drug Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors approved provider #20240032. This self-study activity consists of 5.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


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This self-study program has been approved for 5.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


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Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


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Janet Jaffe, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has been working in the field of reproductive psychology for over 25 years. She is the co-founder and co-director of the Center for Reproductive Psychology in San Diego, CA where she works in private practice with individuals and couples seeking psychological support on their journey to parenthood. She has done extensive writing on infertility and pregnancy loss, including Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility and Reproductive Trauma: Psychotherapy with Infertility and Pregnancy Loss Clients, the second edition of which is scheduled to be published in 2024. Dr. Jaffe has also contributed several chapters to books as well as journal articles regarding fertility counseling and women’s health. A member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Mental Health Professional Group (ASRM, MHPG), she served as chair of the Connections Committee, overseeing educational forums for members. She has given talks on reproductive psychology for professional audiences, including several through ASRM and American Psychological Association (APA) at their annual congresses, has been interviewed by National Public Radio, and has addressed patient audiences across the country.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Janet Jaffe maintains a private practice and is the co-founder and director for Center of Reproductive Psychology. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Janet Jaffe is a member of the American Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and the Postpartum Health Alliance.


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Objectives

  1. Assess clients’ reproductive story as it relates to case conceptualization.
  2. Differentiate reproductive trauma from PTSD to inform treatment interventions.
  3. Demonstrate cognitive restructuring for challenging clients’ self-blame after reproductive trauma.
  4. Utilize problem solving techniques to assist clients with managing decisions related to their desire to become parents.
  5. Utilize narrative therapy techniques intended to foster posttraumatic growth after reproductive trauma.
  6. Determine indicators for self-disclosure of the clinician’s reproductive history.

Outline

The Reproductive Story as a Foundational Understanding: Your Client’s Unconscious Guideline for the Creation of Self and Family
  • Development and elaboration of the reproductive story
  • Screening clients you suspect might have reproductive trauma
  • Assessment techniques to discern clients’ core assumptions of pregnancy
  • Psychological parenthood
  • Intersectionality, culture, and reproductive story
Identify Impacts of Reproductive Trauma: Infertility, Loss, Birth Trauma, and Perinatal Disorders Change the Script
  • Ways the reproductive story can go awry
  • What makes reproductive trauma different from other types of trauma
  • Differentiate reproductive trauma from PTSD
  • Disenfranchised grief: not just loss of wouldbe baby
  • Individual and couple impacts – self and relationships, meaning and purpose
  • Case conceptualization for reproductive trauma
  • How to cope in a child-centered world
  • Case example: assessing reproductive story
  • Case example: grief, loss, and coping after miscarriage and infertility
Healing Through the Lens of the Reproductive Story: Cognitive, Psychodynamic, and Narrative Approaches
  • Support clients searching for reasons in the face of disrupted schema
  • Create rituals for mourning and locating consistent support
  • How to help clients considering fertility treatments
  • What to do when clients decide to stop trying to conceive
  • Top strategies for challenging self-blame, guilt, and shame
  • Essential cognitive interventions when ideas about parenthood are shattered
  • Build insight around the meaning of family and parenthood
  • Techniques to help clients rewrite their reproductive story
  • How to facilitate posttraumatic growth for clients with reproductive trauma
  • Case example: use of decision tree with client contemplating using a donor
  • Case example: reproductive story work where there is intergenerational trauma
Clinical Considerations
  • The clinician’s reproductive story – does it interfere or enhance?
  • Evaluate clinician biases that can impact treatment
  • Self-disclosure – when, why, how much?
  • Taking care of oneself while taking care of others
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Psychiatric Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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