Clinician Note: Many clinicians have asked how the PPSC training class differs from the course sponsored by PSI (Postpartum Support International). PSI offers a 2-day training course instructed by postpartum experts (and yes they do travel and offer this in many locations!) Clinicians tell me the PSI training is an excellent overview of almost everything any therapist who wants to work with this specialized population would need to know.
Our (10 hr) class is limited to 8-9 clinicians who are committed to focusing their practice on the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and who seek a more in depth clinical experience. The small group format enables us to dig deep into the dynamics that impact this work, including those that directly affect our clients as well as ourselves. Consequently, the intimate and powerful experience helps facilitate the connection to this work which is vital for the success of the practice as well as the foundation of exceptional clinical practice.
Our training is based largely on the text: “Therapy and the Postpartum Woman” which provides the framework for the principles of practice we explore. Essentially, the class will enhance individual clinical skills with hands on application and advanced knowledge for clinicians who hope to become experts in this field.
Any clinician who has attended both the PSI training and our clinical program should feel free to provide their input 😉