Despite an increase in awareness of maternal mental health, postpartum disorders continue to afflict our clients, many of whom still feel silenced and misunderstood by healthcare providers and perhaps even their closest friends and family members. But with the right kind of presence and precision, therapists responding to the urgent nature of a postpartum crisis are often able to reach these clients and undo the shame and internalized stigma that often exists for suffering mothers. In this session, we’ll explore perinatal expert Karen Kleinman’s mindful, “holding” approach to symptoms, and discover how to:
This online program is worth 2 hours CPD.
Hilary Waller, MS, LPC, is a psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She is the director of education and programming at The Postpartum Stress Center outside of Philadelphia, which was founded by renowned perinatal expert Karen Kleiman and was listed in Philly Magazine as a "Center of Excellence" for Maternal/Fetal Care in 2008. In addition to providing direct care services to individuals, couples and groups at the center, Hilary serves as an instructor with Karen Kleiman, providing a quarterly 12 CE hour postgraduate advanced training for clinicians across the US and abroad who want to specialize in treating the perinatal population. She conducts workshops and trainings for maternal mental healthcare providers as well as non-clinical staff working with the perinatal population. Hilary completed her master's degree in counseling psychology from Holy Family University in 2013. She is deeply honored to support new patients.
Hilary's forthcoming clinical workbook on the treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD), co-authored by perinatal experts Karen Kleiman and Dr. Tonya Cotler, will be published in the fall of 2022 (PESI Publishing).
Financial: Hilary Waller has an employment relationship with The Postpartum Stress Center. She is an author with Routledge and receives royalties. Ms. Waller receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Hilary Waller has no relevant non-financial relationships.
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