Expert Perinatal Mentoring: Holding Intensive

This elite virtual roundtable discussion facilitated by Karen Kleiman, with Hilary Waller, is offered to PPSC expert clinicians who have completed the PPSC 10 or 12-hr professional training program. Our objective is to encourage an in-depth exploration of The Holding Approach to the treatment of perinatal distress and the application of these principles in clinical practice.

While unstructured in nature, our overarching objective is to further understand and operationalize the perinatal therapist’s use of holding principles so we can refine the intervention, reduce the burden of clients’ suffering, facilitate a strong therapist-client rapport, and improve clinical outcomes.

This will be a virtual group, drop-in, pay as you come via PayPal

Sample topics include:

  • Case presentations/consultation
  • Personal and professional reflections
  • Areas of vulnerability and competence
  • Barriers to holding / Hard to hold
  • Sitting with suffering: Balancing hers and ours
  • The use of self in therapy
  • Holding as adjunctive to other interventions
  • Ongoing assessment of best practices in extraordinary times

Prerequisite:    Completion of 10-hr or 12-hr PPSC Professional Advanced Training
Required Reading: The Art of Holding in Therapy (Routledge, 2017) by Karen Kleiman
Group Facilitated by Karen Kleiman, with Hilary Waller

Where:          Virtual via ZOOM
When:           Wednesday 11am- 12pm EST Weekly
Cost:             $40 per group → Click here to pay via PayPal                

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Email Hilary with questions at
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