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6 Hour Introduction to The Art of Holding Perinatal Women in Distress™️

Virtual Course held via Zoom

About Our Training

Today an abundance of training opportunities exist for healthcare professionals seeking to specialize in the identification and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Karen Kleiman’s Art of Holding is a clinical approach rooted in psychoanalytic theory that integrates cognitive behavioral and mindfulness tools for relief from perinatal distress. The 6-Hour Introduction to The Art of Holding Perinatal Women in Distress™️ with Hilary Waller provides training in the basic tenets of the Holding Paradigm and instruction on how to integrate skills for The Six Holding Points into any form of maternal care practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish Karen Kleiman’s Art of Holding Perinatal Women in Distress™ from other therapeutic approaches for treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

  • Integrate use of holding points and understanding of the Holding Paradigm to improve assessment of symptoms and develop rapport in consideration of perinatal specific resistance.

  • Apply holding skills to address perinatal specific losses in practice.

  • Utilize six holding points to reduce therapist reactivity during therapeutic sessions in consideration of implicit and explicit cultural and gender bias and ways perinatal stage is uniquely triggering for therapists.

Who Should Attend

This is an advanced, intensive training for maternal health care providers who hope to specialize in this field and ideally, have had some fundamental PMAD training. This course focuses on professional development and the intricacies of treating perinatal women in distress. The program is designed to study the art versus the science of PMADs and the impact on both the client and the therapist.

Participants should have a masters or doctoral level degree from an accredited graduate program in mental health related field. Participation exceptions may be made to include doulas and lactation consultants when their interests and clinical practice aligns with the objectives of our training.

Course Fees
  • $499 ** prices are in US Dollars **

CE Credits
  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Introduction to Karen Kleiman’s Art of Holding Perinatal Distress has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit (6 CE credits). The Postpartum Stress Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-4036.

  • This course is approved to meet Advanced Criteria for the Postpartum Support International PMH-C certification.

Course Instructor
  • Hilary Waller, MS LPC

Cancellation Policy
  • Any changes with registration must be made 90 days in advance of the training date with an administrative fee of $50.00.

  • 100% of your registration fee (minus $50 admin fee) can be transferred to a future training if changes occur prior to 30 days of your scheduled training date.

  • This credit will expire one (1) year from the date of the original training. Note that each participant is only entitled to one rescheduled registration.

  • All registrations are final within 30 days of the scheduled training date. No refunds or transfers will be issued if cancellation occurs within that timeframe.

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