Course Description

This advanced practice workshop will introduce attendees to the wide range of disruptive events that can occur in the perinatal period, will teach them to identify characteristics of those events that induce ruptures in the normative developmental path of family-building, and to recognize the common clinical presentations of patients suffering in the aftermath of disruptive and traumatizing perinatal events. 

Increase your knowledge of how trauma affects the brain and how EMDR can improve client outcomes. Update your skills and enhance your ability to identify hidden trauma in the clients you see and learn to better facilitate healing in new clients suffering perinatal trauma. Learn advanced practice applications including the integration of AIP-based interventions across all prongs and phases of EMDR treatment. The use of specialized protocols and modifications are also addressed during this training. Case discussion, demonstration, and reflection around 'self as therapist' are woven throughout the course.

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

Course Overview

  • Self-Paced

    This course is structured for students to learn at their own pace.

  • Prerequisites

    Completion of an EMDRIA-approved foundational EMDR therapy training.

  • CE Credits

    This course is approved by APA, EMDRIA, and PSI for 18 CE credit hours. NY State CE approvals are pending.

The Prerequisite:

Get EMDR Trained

Join Dr. Mara Tesler Stein and other perinatal mental health practitioners for Foundational EMDR Therapy Training utilizing the Institute for Creative Mindfulness's EMDRIA-Approved curriculum.

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 We recognize that every person has access needs and we are happy to do everything we can to meet yours.


Mara Stein, PsyD, PMH-C

Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D., PMH-C is a clinical psychologist practicing in Chicago and Jerusalem. She is the founder and director of The Touchstone Institute for Psychotherapy and Training where she offers both EMDR Foundational trainings for perinatal specialists & advanced EMDR workshops which take a deeper dive into the intersections and applications of EMDR and perinatal mental health. Dr. Stein is a staunch advocate for trauma-focused care and is trained and certified in a range of integrative trauma therapies. A certified EMDR therapist, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer for the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, Dr. Stein is also certified in Emotion-Focused Family and Couple Therapy, is a Gottman Certified Therapist, and continues to pursue training in Clinical Hypnosis, Yoga-Informed treatment, Advanced applications of EMDR, Brainspotting, and Ego-State therapies.

Tiered pricing options for this course:

Questions? See our FAQ below.

  • Sustaining Access ($750)

  • Sustaining Payment Plan ($750)

    Three Monthly Payments of $250

  • $650.00

    Supported Access

  • $850.00

    Generative Access


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 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. 

Course Details

    1. Welcome to The Advanced Practice of EMDR for Perinatal Mental Health

    2. Your Expressive Arts Project

    3. Expressive Art Examples from Prior Trainings

    4. Downloadable complete slide deck

    5. Worksheets

    1. EMDR Module Introduction

    2. Review of EMDR Core Concepts

    1. Introduction to Three Core Tasks Module

    2. Three Core Tasks Slides

    3. An Unexpected Journey - from Davis & Stein, "Intensive Parenting: Surviving Your Journey Through the NICU" (Fulcrum, 2013)

    4. Story in Perinatal Trauma

    1. Philosophies of Care Introduction

    2. Philosophies of Care

    3. NIDCAP

    4. Developing a Philosophy of Care

    1. Perinatal Trauma Introduction

    2. Types of Perinatal Trauma - An Overview

    3. Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through the Trauma Lens

    4. Impact

    5. 'Birth Trauma' Video

    6. 'Born Too Soon' Documentary

    1. Parents’ views on care of their very premature babies in neonatal intensive care units- a qualitative study

    2. Love, Pain, and Neonatal Intensive Care

    3. Invisible wounds obstetric violence in the United States

    4. Beyond postpartum depression

    5. The effects of PTSD treatment during pregnancy: systematic review and case study

    6. “The loss was traumatic...some health care providers added to that”: Women’s experiences of miscarriage

    7. Coping and Adjustment - From Davis & Stein, "Intensive Parenting: Surviving Your Journey Through the NICU" (Fulcrum, 2013)

    8. Acclimating to the NICU - From Davis & Stein, "Intensive Parenting: Surviving Your Journey Through the NICU" (Fulcrum, 2013)

    9. Discharge and Homecoming - From Davis & Stein, "Intensive Parenting: Surviving Your Journey Through the NICU" (Fulcrum, 2013)

About this course

  • $650 - $850
  • On-demand
  • 18 CE's - APA, EMDRIA, and PSI

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this course EMDRIA-Approved?

    Yes, this course is approved for 18 CE credits through the EMDR International Association.

  • Is this course approved by PSI?

    Yes, this course is approved by PSI for 18 CE credits both for obtaining the PMH-C as well as for renewing the PHM-C.

  • 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:

  • 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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