Learning Objectives

This on demand training provides a comprehensive overview of relevant research literature on birth trauma and offers assessment and history taking recommendations when working with birth trauma survivors. This training is designed for psychotherapists, but all perinatal providers are welcome!

  • Understand experiential themes of birth trauma

  • Identify risk factors, immediate, and long term sequelae of birth trauma

  • Learn about experiences of birth trauma in historically marginalized groups (e.g., members of BIPOC and transgender-identifying groups)

  • Identify history taking recommendations for birth trauma survivors presenting for psychotherapy or counseling

  • Learn assessment tools that can be administered during the initial phases of psychotherapy with birth trauma survivors (including the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, PTSD Checklist for DSM-5, Dissociative Experiences Scale)

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Birth Trauma Recovery, Part 1 (Zoom)

    • Zoom Recording

  • 2

    Handouts

    • PPT Handout

  • 3

    Screening Measures

    • EPDS

    • PHQ-9

    • PCL5

    • DES

    • City Birth Trauma Questionnaire

  • 4

    Peer-Reviewed Papers

    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Due to Childbirth (Beck, 2004)

    • Onset Timing, Thoughts of Self-harm, and Diagnoses in Postpartum Women With Screen-Positive Depression Findings (Wisner et al., 2013)

    • Middle Range Theory of Traumatic Childbirth: The Ever-Widening Ripple Effect (Beck, 2015)

    • Traumatic Childbirth and Its Aftermath: Is There Anything Positive? (Beck, Watson, & Gable, 2018)

    • COVID-19 is associated with traumatic childbirth and subsequent mother-infant bonding problems (Mayopoulos et al., 2021)

    • Pregnancy, Birthing, and Postpartum Experiences During COVID-19 in the United States (DeYoung & Mangum, 2021)

    • The re-enactment of childhood sexual abuse in maternity care: a qualitative study (Montgomery, Pope, & Rogers, 2015)

    • Trauma-informed perinatal healthcare for survivors of sexual violence (Ward, 2020)

  • 5

    Evaluation

    • Evaluation Form: Birth Trauma Recovery: Overview, Assessment, and History Taking

Instructor(s)

Psychologist

Pria Alpern, PhD

Dr. Alpern is a licensed clinical psychologist, an EMDRIA-approved EMDR therapist, and an EMDRIA-approved consultant. She is the founder and director of Center Psychology Group in New York City, a psychotherapy practice that specializes in treating trauma within the adult and perinatal populations. Outside of her clinical practice, Dr. Alpern creates mental health content providing psychoeducation and raising awareness about EMDR and trauma-informed psychotherapy on her Instagram and TikTok platforms. She has been quoted in Glamour UK, Rolling Stone, NPR, and The New York Times.

Additional Training Details

*Workshop recording and content will be available to participants for 90 days after registration*

A certificate for 2 Postpartum Support International CEUs is included in the price of the training.

ADA Assistance: Workshops provided by Center Psychology Group are ADA compliant. If you are in need of assistance please contact us at [email protected].


Audio/video disclosure: This program will be audio and video recorded. 


Grievance Policy: We strive to create a training experience that enhances the clinical skills of participants while maintaining the highest degree of integrity and respecting the diversity of all. If you are dissatisfied with your experience, please contact us in writing at [email protected]. You will receive a reply within 5-10 business days.


Cancellation and Refunds: This is an on demand training and refunds will not be provided.

Center Psychology Group (EC Provider: # 22025) maintains responsibility for this program and its content in accordance with EMDRIA requirements.

Reviews

5 star rating

Birth Trauma Training

Courtney H. Malveaux, LPC-S, PMH-C

I was introduced to Dr. Pria and this training when I attended the Birth Trauma Primer for Perinatal Providers. Since that training, I have gained a wealth o...

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I was introduced to Dr. Pria and this training when I attended the Birth Trauma Primer for Perinatal Providers. Since that training, I have gained a wealth of knowledge on the impact of birth trauma and how to support my clients. I look forward to learning specific interventions to best guide my clients through such a challenging experience.

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5 star rating

Very Thorough

Elizabeth Fiocca

I learned a significant amount in taking this course. I learned how to better serve my clients and support them on their journey. Thank you!

I learned a significant amount in taking this course. I learned how to better serve my clients and support them on their journey. Thank you!

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Birth Trauma

Lois Hart

Presenter was excellent. Thank you. I will take the next 2 parts if EMDRIA approved

Presenter was excellent. Thank you. I will take the next 2 parts if EMDRIA approved

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