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Holding Black Mothers in Psychotherapy

Taught by Angel Montfort: How the Art of Holding applies in the context of race to treat PMADs

  • Starts Oct 27
  • 150 US dollars
  • Virtual - Zoom

Available spots

Discover how the Art of Holding can be applied within the context of race to treat Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders. Black women are twice as likely to experience Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders, yet are significantly less likely to receive adequate treatment. Systemic racism and provider implicit bias are well-known factors in perpetuating these disparities. As mental health clinicians, we are positioned to enact change by acknowledging that racism exists, and actively fighting it in our practices. In this course, participants will: * Learn how both historically and in the present, racism impacts the perinatal experiences of Black women and Black birthing people * Examine the relationship between race and clinical presentations * Develop skills to support Black clients in a meaningful way utilizing the Holding approach Through a combination of didactic and experiential components, participants will learn several interventions that can be applied throughout each step of the therapeutic process so that clinicians can provide more culturally-informed, compassionate care. Dr. Montfort is committed to providing treatment to culturally diverse populations, and has specialized experience treating Perinatal Mood Disorders, Traumatic Stress Disorders, Women's Issues, Military-Related Issues, and Adjustment Issues. Read more about Dr. Montfort and her work at Note: While this training has not yet been approved for CEU credit, we have a successful history of supporting trainees' applications to relevant boards with all required materials. In addition to these materials, we are also happy to work with you and support your specific needs.

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