Course Description

This training to deepen professionals' understanding of trauma in the perinatal period has two distinct parts:

Day 1 is open to all professionals working with perinatal clients. The information presented will increase knowledge of the effect of trauma on birthgivers and families. The main themes woven into the training are the lens of grief, the lens of trauma, the systemic challenges this population faces, and the skill set needed to be effective with this population while supporting people throughout their healing process. 

Day 2 will build on the foundational knowledge laid on Day 1, and will be specifically for those practitioners with Brainspotting experience

Starting on Day 1, The Rainbow Arc of Perinatal Trauma©  will be introduced with a focus on each stage and phase in which perinatal trauma can occur - from contemplation of family expansion all the way through to the postpartum period.  This dynamic and creative training will incorporate creative expression elements and a creative healing arts project. Guest lecturer, Dr. Janelle Peifer will share information on the impact on communities of color during the perinatal period. Participants will also get to hear firsthand from perinatal trauma survivors by listening to their personal journeys with time for questions. 

If you are NOT yet trained in Brainspottingclick here to register for solely Day 1 of this training.

If you are trained in Brainspotting, register on this page for the training bundle, which includes Day 1 and 2 of this training.

Register by April 21, 2023 to receive a creative and healing art package via mail that includes materials to use during the training for a healing arts activity and some self-care items for you!

Course Overview

  • Schedule

    May 8th and 9th, 2023, 9am to 6pm US Eastern Time, over zoom

  • Prerequisites

    To participate in Day 2, practitioners must have completed Day 1 and be trained in Brainspotting.

  • CE Credits

    Participants are eligible to receive 8 CE credits per completed day of this training (see more details below)

Note on Accessibility:

We include captions in all of our live and self-paced trainings. If there is anything else you need to make our trainings accessible to you, please reach out to us at [email protected]. We recognize that every person has access needs and we are happy to do everything we can to meet yours.


Jana Glass, LPC, PMH-C


Jana Glass is a Licensed Professional Counselor certified in Brainspotting, Addiction, Perinatal Mental Health, and Telemental Health. She has worked for decades with individuals seeking relief from traumatic experiences. This sparked her passion to pursue the best practice to help people heal and evolved into training other professionals as healers. Although Jana works with a wide spectrum of clients, her special interests include resolving trauma, sustaining sobriety, and prioritizing perinatal mental health. She recognizes the importance of supporting this population through fertility struggles, miscarriage, difficult births, pre and post-partum depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorders. Jana is in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia and provides individual and group consultation as a Certified Brainspotting Trainer and Consultant. She teaches Phase 1 and 2 through the Perinatal lens as well as the speciality training Connecting the Rainbow:Healing Perinatal Trauma. Jana is passionate about helping to foster hope when faced with situations that appear hopeless.

Dr. Janelle S. Peifer

Guest lecturer on Day 1

Dr. Janelle S. Peifer is a licensed clinical psychologist. She founded Center for Inclusive Therapy + Wellness to create a team committed to mental wellness for all. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, researcher, and assistant professor who works alongside clients as they navigate the winding paths of their lives. She will speak on Day 1 about the specific impacts of perinatal trauma in communities of color.

Tiered pricing options for Day 1 and Day 2:

Questions? See our FAQ below.

More about our pricing:

We offer tiered pricing for all of our trainings in order to make our courses accessible to as many practitioners as possible. If you are unsure which tier of payment is right for your financial situation, please read through our FAQ section below or visit our website.

Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you are interested in a multi-month payment plan. We are always happy to create a custom payment plan to make it more feasible for everyone to participate in our courses. 

Continuing Education Credits

Participation in all sections of training and submission of a course evaluation is required to receive a CE Certificate for this course. This two-day training is approved for 16 CE credit hours by the following approval agencies:

  • This course is approved by Postpartum Support International (PSI) for continuing education towards maintaining or obtaining the PMH-C.

  • This course is cosponsored by Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington. Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  • This course is approved through academic sponsorship by the University of Georgia School of Social Work for the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the Generative Access tier right for me?

    Select this tier if you: Own the home you live in (even with a mortgage); live in a two-income household; have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money; travel recreationally; have access to family money and resources in times of need; work part-time by choice, etc.

  • Is the Sustaining Access tier right for me?

    Select this tier if you: Have income available for recreational activities (going out to dinner, movies, concerts etc.); have consistent work compensated at a median income rate based on your region; pay rent that is not more than 25% of your monthly household income; do not own your own home, etc.

  • Is the Supported Access tier right for me?

    Select this tier if you: Are a graduate student paying tuition; have major medical expenses not covered by insurance; have been denied work, or experience discrimination related to ableism, racism, sexism, gender discrimination or other forms of oppression; are eligible for public assistance; have immigration-related expenses; have ever been denied work due to incarceration history; are supporting adult children, extended family members in need or have other adult dependents; are an elder with limited financial support; are primarily working in a setting with under-resourced populations and your income reflects this work, etc.

  • Are there payment plan options available?

    Yes! We are happy to work with you to create a payment plan that fits your needs. Please reach out to us over email with a brief description of the length of the plan that you are interested in using to pay for this course: [email protected].

  • How can I learn more about your pricing?

    Please visit our website for more information on our approach to pricing our trainings:

  • What is your refund policy?

    We require 30-days notice for cancellations to receive a refund, minus a 5% administrative fee. If you cancel within thirty days you will be able to apply your full tuition to any other trainings we offer.

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    $750.00The Advanced Practice of EMDR for Perinatal & Infant Mental Health (Mar 2023)

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  • $750.00

    $750.00NICU Parenting: A Practitioner’s Guide to Working with Families in the NICU and Beyond (self-paced)

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Learning Objectives

Day 1: 

  • Define Perinatal Trauma 
  • Describe the effects of trauma on an individual and family 
  • Name risk factors and populations at increased risk for perinatal trauma 
  • Identify common threads and themes for perinatal grief and loss 
  • Identify best practices to mitigate trauma effects 
  • Describe the phases of the perinatal period through The Rainbow Arc of Perinatal Trauma© where trauma can occur with an overview of core concerns in each phase of the family building process 
  • Discuss  core principles of Brainspotting and how they are a natural fit with this population 
  • Increase confidence and competency in engaging with this population 
  • Describe and be aware of racial and cultural considerations with this population and how to be most effective with support
  • Operationalize the core principles of Brainspotting Increase understanding of the relevancy of using Brainspotting in the Perinatal Period and pregnancy 
  • Address concerns about using Brainspotting during pregnancy 

Day 2:

  • Identify professional struggles with the perinatal population 
  • Self evaluate and discuss burnout and engage in self compassion exercise 
  • Describe the  principles of Brainspotting and how to use these tools to help your client in the healing process. 
  • Evaluate when to use Brainspotting with Perinatal clients 
  • Describe how to integrate Brainspotting in to your practice 
  • Operationalize the core principles of Brainspotting 
  • Discuss the relevancy of using Brainspotting in the Perinatal Period and pregnancy 
  • Address concerns about using Brainspotting during pregnancy 
  • Describe which Phase training set ups are helpful to the population 
  • Practice the new set up “Connecting the Rainbow” through demonstration and dyad practicum 

This all new set up is applicable across various populations and will be introduced through the perinatal lens.