The field of Fertility Counseling is a rapidly growing specialty area in psychotherapy. Many clinicians are finding more patients presenting with reproductive issues and a complex history of reproductive loss. Whether infertility is a presenting problem or occurs during the course of therapy, clinicians need to understand challenges faced by clients as they navigate the world of assisted reproduction. Further, the fallout and aftermath for families who have struggled with infertility continues long after family building is resolved and can impact relationships for generations. Therapists who are interested in receiving continuing education and training in fertility counseling should contact me.
I am committed to the training of clinicians who are interested in expanding their skills in the area of reproductive mental health counseling. Our live, interactive ten-month teleconference classes Fertility Counseling Postgraduate Course, have been highly successful in educating mental health professionals across the continent and is now attacking participants across the world. Until this course, few clinicians have had access to an intensive, live, learning experience in this field.
The Fertility Counseling Postgraduate Course (FPCP) is approved for 30 credits, including three in Ethics, of Continuing Education credits by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners and the District of Columbia Board of Psychology. FPCP has also been approved for Advanced Training by Postpartum Support International (PSI) for Certification in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C). Please see the attached flyer describing the course.
Dr. Applegarth and I are in the process of our sixth year of our highly successful, internationally recognized course to mental health professionals. Due to overwhelming interest, we offer four monthly class that are taught live as a cohort and limited to 15 students: Monday 10am-1pm; Monday 3pm-6pm; Tuesday 9am-12noon; and Tuesday 3pm-6pm (all in EST). All 2021-22 classes are filled and we are now accepting applications for September 2022 to June 2023 classes. If you would like to be considered for next year’s class, please fill out an application and return to both of us by email. We will be scheduling a video interview with all applicants in July 2023. Please note it is important to get your application in early as we hold them according to date received and all classes have been filled yearly.
I also offer:
- Monthly group supervision for those who have completed the introductory course
- Individual case consultations
Here is what a few members of this year’s classes are saying: