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Prepare yourself to navigate the complex practical and personal components of family-building as a working mental health clinician.

If you are a social worker, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or other professional currently practicing, balancing your work with your family-building journey presents a unique array of practical and personal concerns that you may feel unprepared for.

This one-of-its-kind course guides clinicians through the complex professional adjustments that will take place once you are expecting a child, from logistics in the workplace to shifts in relationships and boundaries with clients.


Accreditation

Seleni Psychology Counseling and Support, PLLC has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6950. Seleni Psychology Counseling and Support is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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.

Seleni Psychology Counseling and Support, PLLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0477.

This continuing education training can be utilized for DONA International recertification requirements and is approved for 2 CEUs for doulas.

The Seleni House Foundation, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0095.

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Course Curriculum


  Course Registration
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  Section 1: An Introduction to Family-Building in the 21st Century
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  Section 2: Physiological, Psychological, Cognitive, and Behavioral Changes during Pregnancy
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  Section 3: In the Workplace: The Practical
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  Section 4: The Continuum of Perinatal Adjustment
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  Section 5: Taking Care of Yourself: Watching Out for Burnout in Your Professional
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  Section 6: The Conversation with Patients: The Clinician’s Use of Self
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  Section 7: The Therapist’s Reproductive Story and Reproductive Identity
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  Section 8: Reproductive Trauma: The Therapist’s Experience
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  Section 11: Practical Considerations
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  Section 12: Transitions: Leaving and Returning to Work
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  Section 13: Psychotherapy in The Digital Age
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  Conclusion and Final Exam (required for course completion certificate and for CE credits)
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Nitzia Logothetis, MSc, MA, LMHC
Psychotherapist and Founder of the Seleni Institute

Nitzia Logothetis, MSc, MA, is a trained psychotherapist, as well as the founder and executive chairwoman of the Seleni Institute. Mrs Logothetis has a professional interest in maternal mental health, mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. She has worked as a school counselor at the Colegio Isaac Rabin in Panama and as a psychotherapist at the Karen Horney Clinic in New York.

After obtaining a degree in psychology from Brown University, Mrs. Logothetis earned an MSc in child development from the University of London. As an Honorary Associate Research Fellow at The Institute of Psychiatry in London, she engaged in research into neurological changes associated with autism and was a coauthor of several papers on the subject. She later earned an MA in counseling for mental health and wellness from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have access to this course for one year - across any and all devices you own.
Is there a way for me to permanently save any course materials offline, for reference in my future practice, and so that I can study for the final exam?
In your course's "What You Can Expect from this Course" portion, you'll find a section titled Supporting Materials which includes all applicable downloadable materials for the course, such as powerpoint slides, original readings, worksheets, and handouts.
I can't log into my account at training.seleni.org.
First, verify that you are trying to log in with the same email address you used to purchase and enroll in your course. If you have confirmed that you are using the correct email address and still can't log in, try resetting your password with this link: https://sso.teachable.com/secure/136076/users/password/new If you can’t access the account after following these steps, please email us at [email protected] and we will help you fix the issue.
I can't advance to the next lesson.
In order to uphold the learning standards for the professional organizations that have approved Seleni's curricula, our courses require course compliance. This means that: -When you first take the course, you have to complete the lessons in the order that they appear. Once you have finished the course, you can jump between lessons as you like, in any order. -Similarly, you are required to complete the short quiz at the end of each section before you proceed to the next. -Make sure to always click "Complete and Continue" when you complete a lesson, or you will not be able to advance to the next. -Teachable tracks video watching, and requires that users watch 90% of a video before it is considered completed. If you find yourself unable to advance, make sure you have watched the lesson's video completely - it is easy to accidentally skip over a few minutes here and there, but Teachable picks up on when the window playing the video is minimized, or you fast forward! https://support.teachable.com/hc/en-us/articles/360022403191
I'm having technical issues loading the online course materials and streaming the video.
Our learning platform, Teachable, has a great collection of resources for troubleshooting common technical issues that may come up, and a highly responsive customer care team. The majority of technical issues when using Teachable can be resolved by updating your browser, resetting your internet connection, or refreshing the page! Some helpful support articles: https://support.teachable.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000115971-Common-Technical-Issues-Troubleshooting https://support.teachable.com/hc/en-us/articles/360050556251
I scored less than 80% on my final exam and need to retake it.
No problem! Please send an email to [email protected] that includes the name of the course you are referring to and the email address associated with your student account on Teachable.
How will I receive my continuing education credits?
Upon successful completion of the course curriculum and final exam, you'll receive an email with a mandatory course evaluation. This evaluation includes the request form for your certificate. This will be processed within two business weeks of the course evaluation submission, and you will receive your certificate via email.
I completed the course, why haven't I received my certificate?
We issue certificates within two business weeks of receiving your course evaluation, not within two business weeks of exam completion. Make sure you completed and submitted the course evaluation form that you received in your email after you passed your exam. You might also want to check your spam folder.

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