Perinatal Loss: Clinical and Supportive Care - Los Angeles, California (USA)

08/14/2023 09:00 AM - 08/15/2023 04:30 PM PT


  • $425.00  -  Standard Registration
  • $325.00  -  Student Registration


The California Endowment
1000 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States of America


Postpartum Support International (PSI) is excited to announce the launch of this comprehensive perinatal loss training for birth workers, therapists, nurses, and other psychotherapy and medical providers. This course takes you into the world of perinatal loss, inclusive of miscarriage, stillbirth, complex congenital anomalies, and pregnancy decision making. Participants will explore trauma-informed strategies, clinical techniques, and practical interventions to support bereaved parents, families, and providers impacted by loss.

Joanna Cole and Dvora Entin are content and clinical experts in the field of perinatal death and infant loss and will discuss interventions across the spectrum of care. With a passion for compassionate bereavement care and support of the grieving, our PSI trainers are renowned for their attention to the complexities of the loss experience on both macro and micro levels as well as the responsibility to de-pathologize and honor the grief process as a life experience. Join them in this collaborative, practical, and research-grounded learning experience.

Due to the highly sensitive nature of the subject matter, and to support interactive discussion and self-reflective practice, attendance will be limited to 75 participants.


PSI Member Discount: Sign in to your member portal and receive a $50 discount off the registration fee for any ticket type.  If you are not yet a PSI member, but want to be, join here.

Faculty: Joanna Cole, PhD, PMH-C | Dvora Entin, LCSW, PMH-C

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of the various forms of perinatal loss;
  • Identify trauma informed options at birth to support grieving parents;
  • List strategies to address compassion fatigue;
  • Describe methods to support birthing persons, partners, and families as well as grief helpers and the medical responders involved in perinatal death;
  • Identify key therapeutic interventions for grieving parents and families; and
  • List perinatal loss resources within PSI and nationally.

Agenda: Download the training agenda here.

Registration Deadline: August 4, 2023.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel before August 5, 2023, you will get a full refund minus a $50.00 processing fee. If you cancel August 5, 2023, or later, you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee minus a $50.00 processing fee. Fees can be transferred to future events, and substitutions are accepted.

Accomodation: If you would like accommodation for a disability, please contact Orrin Banta at

Promotional Flyer: Please help promote this event by downloading the promotional flyer and sending it to your contacts.

Event Parking: Parking at The California Endowment is complimentary.

Continuing Education Credit:

Completion of this course provides up to 12 hours of continuing education credit.

Physician CMEs: The AAFP has reviewed Perinatal Loss: Clinical and Supportive Care Advanced Training and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 09/20/2022 to 09/20/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.  When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.  These CMEs can be applied by Nurse Midwives and Advanced-practice Nurses.

Nurses: This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Oregon Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  Approval valid through 11/16/2024.  OCEAN ID #2022-30.

Psychologists: Postpartum Support International (PSI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Postpartum Support International (PSI) maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers: This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886708348-4684) for 12 continuing education contact hours.

Counselors: Postpartum Support International has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6765. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Postpartum Support International is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Occupational Therapists: PSI is an approved provider of CEUs by American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Provider #11342. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Additional Information: The fee for continuing education certification is included in the registration fee.  Continuing education certificates will be emailed approximately three weeks after the training event.  Candidates for continuing education certification must document their time at the event by signing in and out for the event.  There are no activities (other than lunch and breaks) within the course that are not offered for continuing education credit.  Any grievances should be addressed with staff persons onsite at the event.  Alternatively, grievances may be addressed to Wendy Davis, Executive Director of PSI, by calling (800) 944-4773 or by email at

Lodging Information:

A limited number of rooms are available at Miyako Hotel Los Angeles for a discounted rate of $169 per night.  To make reservations:

  1. Go to the hotel website;
  2. Click on the red "Book Now" button;
  3. Enter your check-in and check-out dates;
  4. Click on the "Special Codes or Rates" link immediately above the calendar;
  5. Enter PISINTL as a Promo Code;
  6. Click on the "Apply" button;
  7. Click on the "Search" button;
  8. Click on the "Book Now" button; and
  9. Continue to complete booking your room.

If you need assistance, call the hotel at (213) 617-2000 and let them know you are with the Postpartum Support International group.  To ensure you get the lowest rates, please make your reservations prior to Sunday, July 16, 2023.

Parking for hotel guests is complimentary.

More Information:

If you would like more information about this training event, please contact Orrin Banta at or (530) 353-3249.