About The Course

Recorded Webinar Available upon purchase

Course Description: While pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in a person's life, it can result in a traumatic experience. It is important for clinicians to understand the possibility of birth trauma, traumatic pregnancy losses, and infertility when working with clients and their reproductive health. Other considerations for a traumatic pregnancy include sexual assault, incest, and a history of childhood trauma. This training will discuss examples of birth and pregnancy trauma including infertility, miscarriage, still birth, and traumatic birthing experiences. We will identify how these experiences impact clients, as well as those who are currently pregnancy after a past pregnancy or birth trauma.

Participants will be able to:

  • Learn how pregnancy, birth trauma, and pregnancy loss impact perinatal mental health and as potential for PTSD.
  • Identify the impact of sexual assault, incest, and childhood trauma on reproductive health. 
  • Explore trauma informed practices for supporting this population.

Meet The Presenter

Erin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has worked for years in the domestic violence and sexual assault community. Erin enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages, and helping families heal after abuse and trauma. Erin also enjoys working with parents and expecting parents to help their children heal, and learning to parent after experiencing abuse, trauma, and childhood abuse.

Her approach comes from an Attachment, Psychodynamic, and somatic lens. She leans toward somatic approaches in therapy and believes in working with trauma from a “bottom-up” approach, working on grounding to help you feel safe in your body and in the world. Erin has specialized in working with survivors of trauma who have difficulty feeling connected with their bodies.