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.
We are committed to the training of clinicians who are interested in expanding their skills in the area of reproductive mental health counseling. The Fertility Counseling Postgraduate Course (FCPC) is a foundational step in learning the key aspects of fertility counseling. This course has been taught since 2010, by Sharon Covington, MSW and Nancy Hafkin, PhD or Linda Applegarth, EdD, training over 300 mental health professionals across the globe in this work. Continuing their quality, integrity and legacy in the field, this course will now be taught to two other highly regarded reproductive mental health leaders, Kristy Koser, PhD and Laura Covington, PhD. The course will based upon the new 2nd Edition of Fertility Counseling, which both contributed chapters to.
The FCPC course will continue in the same model — a formal, live, closed cohort, monthly, three hour interactive class. It is a 10-month long teleconference-based program that provides 30 CEs, running from September to June. Please see attached flyer for more information. If you are interested in attending or receiving more information, please fill out an application by clicking here. If you have any questions, please contact Drs. Koser and Covington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are, also, excited to direct you to a 7.5 CEU program though PESI and The Psychotherapy Networker on Infertility, Pregnancy Loss, and Reproductive Trauma Training Course. This course is a crucial first step to becoming more confident in this growing area of expertise and provide an initial step towards the in-depth clinical training offered in the Fertility Counseling Postgraduate Course.
Here is what a few members of past years’ courses have said: