Somatic Experiencing (SE) and Perinatal Mental Health

Opportunity Overview

October 29, 2020; 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a virtual event.

Maternal Mental Health Now will present a webinar in which attendees will learn about” somatic interventions for trauma-informed Perinatal Mental Health. The perinatal period brings particular risks for trauma as well as challenges for self-regulation. We will explore the connections between trauma, self-regulation, and how to work with the particular conditions of the perinatal period. Common somatic and self-regulation symptoms of trauma will be reviewed with a focus on how to develop trauma-informed psychoeducation.”

Additionally, “Dr. Vissing is a Licensed Psychologist certified in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) in private practice in Westwood, Los Angeles. She practices trauma-informed somatic psychotherapy, teaches at Antioch and Reiss-Davis Graduate School, and provides trainings and consultations for providers as Training Faculty for Maternal Mental Health NOW. Dr. Alyssa Berlin is a clinical psychologist specializing in pregnancy, postpartum, parenting and trauma. She is trained in EMDR and Somatic Experiencing, a certified Gottman educator, serves as a labor support doula, and created The AfterBirth Plan Workshop. Dr. Alyssa is on the Board of Advisors for the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) and is a faculty member of Maternal Mental Health NOW Training institute. You can read Dr. Alyssa’s blogs on the Huffington Post where she contributes to PBS’s ‘This Emotional Life” project.”

Webinar objectives will include the following:


1. Identifying and describing somatic symptoms of trauma in the Perinatal Period in ways that can be used for trauma-informed psychoeducation for new parents.
2. Explaining the importance of self-regulation skills for trauma healing and the particular challenges of self-regulation in the perinatal period.
3. Describing 3 main tenets of trauma-informed somatic interventions for Perinatal Mental Health


Opportunity Detail