Spokane County Breastfeeding Coalition, Bloom Spokane, Postpartum Support International - WA   


 Providence Spokane Hospitals




Friday June 7, 2013                                                   8:00 AM - 5 PM
Saturday and Sunday June 8-9, 2013                        8:30 AM to 4:30 PM                                                       Options to  attend Friday only, Saturday and Sunday only, or all three days

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Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Auditorium 
101 West 8th Avenue 
Spokane, WA 99204


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Convenient parking in the parking structure located across the street on the south side of Providence Auditorium


The Madison Inn by Riversage                                    Toll Free Reservations: 1-800-538-0375            www.the-madison-inn.com                                       Street Address:                                                              15 West Rockwood Boulevard                            Spokane, WA 99204

The Madison Inn is right across the street from the auditorium.


Melinda Ferguson -Payments melinda@CalmConfidentDoula.com                            Karen Querna - Registration spokanebreastfeedingcoalition@gmail.com 



June 7, 2013
Breastfeeding: When Life Is Not A Bed of Roses...
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA
 June 8-9, 2013
Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Postpartum Mood Disorders: Best Practices
Heidi Koss, MA, LMHC and Leslie Butterfield, PhD

This is the first time that this important combination of topics and renowned speakers has been offered in the Inland Northwest. Please plan to attend!                                       

 These three days have flexible options to attend Friday only, Saturday and Sunday only, or all three days are open to OBs, midwifes, pediatricians, family medicine physicians, IBCLCs, OT/PT/SLPs, Childbirth educators, Labor and/or postpartum doulas, WIC Program clinic staff, Facilitators of early parenting education, La Leche League leaders, Registered Nurses, and Registered Dietitians, involved with the daily feeding and parenting issues of new families.                                                    

Continuing education credits will be available for RN's, RD’s, IBCLC’s, LMHC’s and LMFT’s.


June 7, 2013 only before May 15, 2013 $100 After May 15, 2013 $125 At the door $150

June 8-9, 2013 only before May 15, 2013 $$250 After May 15, 2013 $300 At the door $350

June 7-9, 2013 combined before May 15, 2013 $350 Ater May 15, 2013 $425 At the door $500

It is quick and easy to register for this course using the online registration form. Click the Register Now! button and pay using either a credit card or check.  Please note that you must select the PayPal option to pay by credit card; you do not to create a PayPal account.

 If you work for an organization that requires the use of Purchase Orders or for other payment arrangements, please contact  Melinda Ferguson,Treasurer, melinda@CalmConfidentDoula.com first to make special arrangements.  Please understand we cannot confirm your attendance for this course until payment has been received and processed.

Registration requests received after the course has reached capacity are placed on a waiting list. PSI of WA will notify individuals immediately when space becomes available and payment must be processed promptly.

The registration fee includes course materials, continental breakfast, lunch, breaks, and continuing education credit

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June 7, 2013

Breastfeeding: When Life Is Not A Bed of Roses...

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC

8:00-8:30 am - Registration and Sign-in

8:30-10:00 am - A New Paradigm for Depression in New Mothers

10:00-10:30 am - BREAK

10:30-12:00 pm - Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Infant Mortality, Breastfeeding, and Sleep Practices

12:00-1:00 pm - LUNCH

1:00-2:30 pm - Birth Trauma: Causes and Consequences of Birth-Related PTSD

2:30-3:00 pm - BREAK

3:00-4 :30 pm - Breastfeeding Lowers Women’s Risk for Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome

4:30-4:45 pm - Evaluations and Certificates

 June 8   

Best Practices: Perinatal Mood Disorders, Identification, Treatment and Community & Family Support

Leslie Butterfield, PhD & Heidi Koss, MA, LMHC

8:30-Registration and Sign-in

9:00-9-30 am - Identify and discuss the challenges faced when identifying and treating perinatal mood disorders

9:30-10:15 am - Differentially diagnose prenatal and postpartum depression, anxiety,  panic disorder, OCD,                               PTSD,  and psychosis. Assess prenatal and postpartum risk factors

10:30-11:00 am - Impact of Sexual Abuse History in the pregnancy and postpartum experience

11:00-11:20 am - Discuss Domestic Violence and Abuse Risks during Pregnancy and Postpartum

1120-1140  am - Understanding PMADs with Military Families

11:40-12:00 pm - Identify and Understand Special Trauma Populations

12:00-1:00 pm - LUNCH

1:00-1:30 pm - Develop psychosocial and self-help treatment plans

1:30-1:50 pm - Discuss Cultural differences and PMD

1:50-2:20 pm - Discuss Breastfeeding and PMD Discuss PMD and Adoption, Pregnancy Loss, and NICU

2:20-2:40 pm - Screening and Prevention

2:20-3:00 pm-  BREAK

3:00-3:15 pm - Discuss psychopharmacology as it relates to pregnancy, postpartum, and lactation

3:15-3:30 pm - State appropriate psychotherapy techniques

3:30-3:45 pm - Discuss Alternative Therapies

3:45-4:15 pm - Identify social support and community resources,  including how to set up support groups, and      offer social support

4:15-4:30 pm - Evaluations

June 9

Advanced Topics of Consideration: PMAD & the Family, NICU, Attachment, Trauma and Therapy Techniques 

Leslie Butterfield, PhD & Heidi Koss, MA, LMHC

8:30-9 am - Registration and Sign-in

9:00-10:15 am - NICU & Attachments

10:15-10:30 am - BREAK

10:30-11:30 am - Partners & Fathers

11:30-12:30 pm - LUNCH

12:30-1:45 pm - Birth Trauma & PTSD

1:45-3:00 pm - Treating Anxiety & OCD

3:00-4:15 pm - Impact of PMADs on Children, Family Systems and Marriage

4:15-4:30 pm - Evaluations and Certificates


Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women’s health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a Research Associate at the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Amarillo, Texas. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in both the Divisions ofHealth and Trauma Psychology, Editor-in-Chief of U.S. Lactation Consultant Association’s journal, Clinical Lactation, and is President-Elect of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Trauma Psychology.
Dr. Kendall-Tackett is author of more than 320 journal articles, book chapters and other publications, and author or editor of 22 books in the fields of trauma, women’s health, depression, and breastfeeding, including Treating the Lifetime Health Effects of Childhood Victimization, 2nd Edition (2013, Civic Research Institute), Depression in New Mothers, 2nd Edition (2010, Routledge), The Psychoneuroimmunology of Chronic Disease (2010, American Psychological Association), and Breastfeeding Made Simple, 2nd Edition (co-authored with Nancy Mohrbacher, 2010). 
Dr. Kendall-Tackett received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in psychology from California State University, Chico, and a Ph.D. from Brandeis University in social and developmental psychology.  She has won several awards including the Outstanding Research Study Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. She was named Distinguished Alumna, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, California State University, Chico. In 2011, she received the John Kennell & Marshall Klaus Award for Excellence in Research from DONA International (with co-recipient Thomas Hale), and the Community Faculty Award from the Department of Pediatrics, Texas Tech University School of Medicine. Her websites are UppityScienceChick.com, BreastfeedingMadeSimple.com, KathleenKendall-Tackett.com, and PraeclarusPress.com.


Leslie Butterfield, PhD, Chairwoman, PSI of WA State, Vice President, PaTTCh

Leslie Butterfield is a clinical psychologist who specializes in pregnancy and postpartum issues. At her Seattle, WA private practice she works with moms and couples struggling with pregnancy and neonatal loss, the transition to parenthood, pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, and birth related trauma.  Additionally, she has designed and taught the counseling skills curriculum for Seattle Midwifery School and Bastyr Naturopathic University’s Department of Midwifery for the past 15 years.
In her capacity as an educator, Leslie has provided trainings and consultations to: University of Washington; Singapore KKH Hospital for Women; AWHONN(Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses); Marce Society; PALS (Pacific Association of Labor Support); API (Attachment Parenting International), NAPS (Northwest Association for Postpartum Support), Catholic Charities, Planned Parenthood, and others.  Recently she has represented PATTCh (Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth) as Vice President, and PSI (Postpartum Support International) as WA State Chair - at national and international conferences.  
Leslie is currently adjusting to the fact that her sweet baby boys are now maturing teenagers and driving!!  She loves to belly dance, cook with her sons, do photography, and travel around the world – having recently completed visits to SE Asia and Paris!  She also travels regularly to Virginia to visit her parents and try to convince them to move to Seattle.
Please go to www.lesliebutterfield.com for further information.



Heidi Koss, MA, LMHC, Board of Directors of PSI of WA and PATTCh  

Heidi Koss, MA, LMHC is a psychotherapist in Kirkland, WA specializing in pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders (PPMD), birth trauma, sexual abuse and parent adjustment issues. She also hosts a weekly birth trauma support group. She is the WA State Coordinator for Postpartum Support International, and on the Board of Directors of Postpartum Support International of Washington (PSI of WA), and  PATTCh – the Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth, as well as co-founder of the Northwest Association for Postpartum Support (NAPS). Heidi provides in-service trainings and consultation for health care providers including speaking at international conferences such as PSI, ICEA, DONA, as well as consulting with the University of WA and the Washington State “Speak Up When You are Down Campaign.”  She has made appearances on King 5 news and National Public Radio regarding perinatal mood disorders. Heidi has also been a Postpartum Doula and Certified Lactation Educator. Heidi is also the proud mother of 2 beautiful daughters.”


Planning Committee:

Kristine Brewer, RD, CD, IBCLC, Spokane Breastfeeding Coalition, Spokane Regional Health Department

Jen Kennedy,  CLE, PPD Facilitator, PSI Representative, and Trained Postpartum Doula, Bloom Spokane

Gail Peterson, RN, ARNP, IBCLC. Spokane Breastfeeding Coaltion, Providence Sacred Heart Hospital

Karen Querna, RN, BSN, IBCLC, Spokane Breastfeeding Coalition, Providence, Sacred Heart Hospital

Tine Reese, BLOOM Spokane

Leslie Butterfield, Ph.D., Chairwoman, PSI of WA State, Vice President, PaTTCh

Heidi Koss, MA, LMHC and Board of Directors of PSI of WA (Postpartum Support International of WA) and PATTCh (Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth)