Mothercentric™ Approach Training
The Mothercentric™ Approach Training is the only perinatal mental health training informed by Internal Family Systems.
December 1 - December 2, 2023
9:00am - 4:30pm PST
Join us for this life changing, experiential training that shifts the way we conceptualize, treat, and support women who are conceiving, birthing, and raising children.
For the first time ever, after teaching the Mothercentric™ Approach exclusively online, Jessica and Rebecca will be opening the doors to Family Tree Wellness (see photos), their Silicon Valley wellness center, for a live 2-day Mothercentric™ Approach training.
Can't make it live? You can still attend virtually!
Two Day Training
This two day course will be useful for anyone engaging closely with individuals who are in the perinatal phase of life. This includes mental health providers, social workers, clinical supervisors, medical and health care providers, childbirth professionals, teachers or professors, parents or caretakers, and anyone interested in shifting the way we conceptualize, treat and support women who are conceiving, birthing and raising children.
Day 1: Redefining PMADs
Day 2: Mom Parts - all NEW material!*
*For those who have completed Day 1 of the 2 day training OR previous Mothercentric Approach training
20% of new mothers in America
(17 million women) are "sick" with a
Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorder.
The Mothercentric™ Approach brings an Internal Family Systems-informed, holistic vision for understanding and treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADS) - not as disorder in mothers - but rather as the consequence of parts and patriarchy during matrescence and the accompanying disease of shame new mothers get saddled with. This is not a course about diagnosing PMADs - it's a course about working effectively with matrescent women, without making mothers into identified patients on behalf of a patriarchal society that exiles their needs and dismisses their value.
The Mothercentric™ Approach provides a new way of looking at PMADs and matrescence, focusing on an expectable set of Mom Parts that emerge in matrescence. The intensity and prominence of these parts create an imbalance or destabilization in internal leadership, designed to funnel and redirect resources to the new baby. When the context in which this massive shift takes place is imbued with patriarchy, mothers more often than not begin to be run by outer and inner critics, intense anxiety and shame. Moms exist in protection mode, a survival oriented state that feels like failure and looks like "disorder." Society lives with the painful results - the regifting of trauma and the handing down of legacy burdens.
Why Use The Mothercentric™ Approach?
The only Internal Family Systems informed perinatal mental health training.
Views matrescence as a wild developmental phase with unique healing potential (not a disorder).
Identifies predictable Mom Parts to support deep exploration and healing of intergenerational wounds.
Names psychological patriarchy as a propagator of shame, and shame as a primary culprit in PMADs.
Centers the experience of perinatal women (not their babies).
The Mothercentric™ Approach
1 / Participants will be able to list the three matrescent phenomena that render mother’s brains more plastic, and create a unique opportunity for profound healing of intergenerational wounds.
2 / Participants will be able to state two primary functions of the perinatal portal.
3/ Participants will be able to name at least three of the most common “Mom Parts” that emerge as leaders in mothers’ systems.
Participants will be offered a new paradigm for thinking about the mental health of new mothers - a more holistically informed perspective that considers the perinatal phase of life as a portal to healing humanity’s legacies of trauma and suffering. Participants will work with the material experientially, engaging their own inner systems through guided IFS meditations and opportunities to explore their own parts in community.
Rebecca Geshuri and Jessica Sorci are both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Certified Internal Family Systems Therapists and also Perinatal Mental Health Certified. As Co-Founders of Family Tree Wellness in Silicon Valley, California, Rebecca and Jessica lead their one-of-a-kind IFS-informed group psychotherapy practice that provides counseling, education and support for people who are in the family building phase of life. They are wildly enthusiastic about creating trainings and supporting other therapists who want to deepen their knowledge and skill with using IFS and working in Reproductive Mental Health. Most importantly, they are mothers on their own healing journeys who bring personal experience with grief and growing, mixed with creative expression and spirituality to their work. Their goal is nothing short of shifting the motherhood paradigm and healing humanity's intergenerational burdens.
*This course is approved by PSI for continuing education, relevant to advanced training
for obtaining PMH-C's.
Family Tree Wellness, Inc (Provider #1000049) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education; course meets the qualifications for 10 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science. Course completion certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form. Family Tree Wellness, Inc maintains responsibility for the program & all of its content.
What are your COVID policies?If you or a close family and friend has symptoms consistent with COVID, please refrain from attending in-person. Consistent with CA policy, masks are no longer required indoors. However you may wear one if you prefer.
What does a Virtual Ticket include?A Virtual Ticket allows you to access the training virtually via Zoom and cannot be shared with anyone else.
What is your refund policy?Requests for full refund should be submitted by email to email@example.com, no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. An administrative fee of $25 will be accessed. Cancellations occurring within 2 weeks of course start dates are eligible for particle refund equal to 75% of the course fee. Refunds will be issued within 5 business days.
What does an In-Person Ticket include?An In-Person Ticket includes water, tea, and snacks throughout the two day training. Registration does not however, include any lunch, travel or accommodation costs.
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"Seeing motherhood and matresence through this lens feels very liberating and empowering.
I want to be able to share this with my clients."