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 ONLY Day 1 of this training.

If you ARE trained in Brainspotting, you are in the right place! Register on this page for the workshop that includes both Day 1 and Day 2 of this training. 


Register by April 19th, 2024 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!


This course takes place live on Zoom. Check out this link for Zoom requirements.


For more information on our work at The Touchstone Institute, visit our website.

Course Overview

  • Live Interactive Workshop on Zoom

    May 8th - 9th, 2024, from 9am - 6pm EST

  • Prerequisites

    This training is open to practioners trained in Brainspotting who work with perinatal clients

  • CE Credits

    This workshop offers 16 CEs. Please see CE section below for more details about specific coverage.

Not yet trained in Brainspotting?

Register for only Day 1 of this training:

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.

Instructor

Jana Glass, LPC, PMH-C

Instructor

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:

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 training sessions and submission of a course evaluation is required to receive a CE Certificate for this course. Course evaluations are made available after all live sessions have been completed within the course portal. After completing the evaluation, participants will be able to download their CE certificates. This training offers 16 CE credits.

  • It is your responsibility to verify CE coverage in your State or Provence.

  • The Touchstone Institute for Perinatal Training is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Touchstone Institute for Perinatal Training maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  • The Touchstone Institute for Perinatal Training, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7346. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Touchstone Institute for Perinatal Training, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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

  • The Touchstone Institute for Perinatal Training, [provider number:1876], is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The Touchstone Institute for Perinatal Training maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: [1/19/2024-1/19/2025]. Social workers completing this course receive 16 continuing education credits.

Learning Objectives

Participants in this training will be able to:

  • Identify professional struggles with the perinatal population
  • Define Perinatal Trauma

  • Describe the effects of trauma on an individual and family

  • Know risk factors and populations at increased risk for perinatal trauma

  • Identifying common threads and themes for perinatal grief and loss

  • Best practices to mitigate trauma effects

  • Learn 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

  • Understand the core principles of Brainspotting and how they are a natural fit with this population

  • Increase confidence and competency in engaging with this population

  • 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

  • Reduce concerns about using Brainspotting during pregnancy

  • Self-evaluate burnout and engage in self-compassion exercise

  • Expand on 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

  • Identify how to integrate Brainspotting into your practice

  • Operationalize the core principles of Brainspotting

  • Increase understanding of the relevancy of using Brainspotting in the Perinatal Period and pregnancy

  • Reduce concerns about using Brainspotting during pregnancy

  • Know which Phase training set ups are helpful to the population

  • Learn 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. 

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: www.touchstoneinstitute.org/pricing.

  • What is your refund policy?

    More than 14 days notice is required for a full refund minus 7% administrative fee. Cancellations made within 14 days of training are eligible for a 50% refund or full transfer to another training within The Touchstone Institute. Only 1 transfer to another training is allowed. If you can not attend the transferred training your fee will be forfeited. No-shows are not eligible for a refund or transfer. Exceptions to this policy are limited to medically documented circumstances or family bereavements. Failure to attend without prior notification (no-shows) will not qualify for a refund.

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