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Couple walking woman pregnant Transition parenthood seminar

Our Transition to Parenthood seminar is aimed at professional therapists. The group combines readings on theory, literature and the latest research concerning the treatment of perinatal women and families. We also incorporate case consultations and presentations.

Participants will collaborate on topics and readings based on interests and current client presenting problems.

Topics include:  

  • Self of the Therapist: Our relationship with our mothers and fathers, attachment history, strengths and weaknesses we bring to treating perinatal women and families
  • Understanding the Impact of Becoming Parents on the Couple: Explore transitioning to parenthood research, adult attachment theory research and treatment models
  • Assessment, Managing Risks, Dealing with Anxiety-Provoking Presentations & Psychotropic Medications
  • Treating Suffering: Mindfulness-based treatments in clinical work with motherhood
  • Working with Attachment Themes in Psychotherapy with Perinatal Women and the Mother-Infant Relationship
  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Group Type
Day of Meeting
3rd Friday of each month for six months beginning June 21
9:00 a.m.
11:50 a.m.
$600 (two payment options: payment in full or $100 monthly installments for six months). This includes all readings and lecture materials as well as a total of 18 CEUs that are eligible for maintaining the Certification in Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International of 6 CEUs per year, and/or is eligible as the Advanced Training requirement needed to apply for the credential.

What to Expect

Participants will be assigned two to three articles per meeting, and should come prepared to present at least one clinical case (preferably of an individual, couple or family dealing with some aspect of transitioning to parenthood) during the six-month course, and to actively participate in group discussions.

Participant Requirements

Participants make a six-month commitment with the option to renew. Please contact Nikki Lively if you are interested in registering for an upcoming seminar.


Nikki Lively, M.A., LCSW

Clinical Director, Transitions to Parenthood Program

Ms. Lively is a certified Emotionally Focused couples Therapist (EFT) and her main area of expertise is supporting women, men, infants, couples and families in the transition to parenthood. In addition, she specializes in women's reproductive health.