NEW!Maternal Mental Health Intensive Online: Perinatal Loss & Grief
Perinatal Loss & Grief
8 Hours, 8 CE Credits
(5 CE credits for MHCs)
Miscarriage and stillbirth are profound losses that are rarely talked about and little understood. Why? In our society, we have almost no understanding of how women and families who experience reproductive loss and child loss grieve and recover. With appropriate care—informed in best practices and evidence-based treatment—women and their families can learn ways to come to terms with loss while also reengaging with a life that is joyful again.
This training, based on our extensive clinical experience, and the expert training of our clinical team, examines theoretical and clinical applications related to parental grief and bereavement, including current theory and research, practices and models of effective counseling and psychotherapy and potential obstacles to clinician effectiveness.
This activity is co-sponsored by Postpartum Support International and the Seleni Institute. Postpartum Support International is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Postpartum Support International maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
Christiane Manzella, PhD
Lead Instructor & Senior Psychologist
Dr. Manzella possesses extensive experience as a clinician providing psychotherapy and supervision and as a professor of psychology at New York University.
Dr. Manzella’s focus at Seleni is to provide clinical care and to provide training and supervision, especially around grief and bereavement, her specialty. She is an empathic clinician, helping women, men, and families navigate the complex terrain of grief related to perinatal loss, manage the unique issues associated fertility challenges, and move through the challenges of recovering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Manzella is also an expert on the relationship between loss and trauma. She continues to use and teach mindfulness-based clinical interventions, including those she developed through her research and teaching as an international consultant on managing loss and trauma.
Dr. Manzella earned both her master's degree in clinical psychology and doctorate in counseling psychology from New York University.
Dr. Manzella has also completed postdoctoral training and has carried out research related to grief, bereavement and trauma. She has also completed postdoctoral trainings at Postpartum Support International, the Postpartum Stress Center, and the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy.
“I liked the self-paced nature and the clean look. I also appreciated the multimodal learning and quizzes along the way to consolidate learning. Lastly, I really appreciated case examples." Jules, Grad Student & Training Graduate
“This was genuinely the most valuable training that I have taken, and I look forward to taking more in the future and to continuing my relationship with Seleni." Sara, Psychologist & Training Graduate
“The instructors provided information clearly, using evidence-based skills. Instructors integrated case examples, which were helpful to learning and enhanced understanding. All topics were relevant and applicable to my work." George, Social Worker & Training Graduate