Upcoming PATTCh Webinars & Events

Burnout, Secondary Trauma & Moral Injury Among Perinatal Providers

July 19, 1 PM - 2:30 PM PST

About the Workshop:

Working in perinatal care can be deeply rewarding or it can lead to job-related burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and moral injury. COVID-19 exacerbated problems that already existed in the maternity system and many providers are feeling the effects. Burnout happens when there is too much work, work that doesn’t seem to make a difference, and when there is little institutional support. In contrast, while burnout happens gradually, secondary traumatic stress and moral injury, can happen after witnessing one event. Unfortunately, burnout, secondary trauma, and moral injury are remarkably common among caregivers for perinatal women. They can lead to physical and mental health sequelae for both care providers and the mothers they serve. Self-care is essential for being able to provide care to others. In this presentation, participants will learn the causes and consequences of burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and moral injury. Fortunately, providers can recover, but they first need to recognize the symptoms. In this session, providers will learn some specific strategies and resources for recovery, and for integrating self-care into their care for others.

CEUs available

About the Presenter

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Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA

Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, and the CEO of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women's health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Psychological Trauma and was Founding Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Lactation. She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology, Past President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and is chair of APA’s Publications and Communications Board. 

Dr. Kendall-Tackett specializes in women's-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology, and has won many awards for her work including the 2019 President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association. Dr. Kendall-Tackett has authored more than 490 articles or chapters and is author or editor of 41 books. Her most recent books include Breastfeeding Doesn’t Need to Suck (2022, American Psychological Association), Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan (2017, Routledge US, with Lesia Ruglass), and The Phantom of the Opera: A Social History of the World’s Most Popular Musical (2018, Praeclarus). Her 41st book, Depression in New Mothers, 4th Edition (Routledge, UK) is in press.

Muna Bashir PATTCh Board

Moderator - Muna Bashir

Muna Bashir has been providing professional support and coaching to childbearing families and birth professionals for the past 20 years in diverse maternal-child health settings, both domestically and internationally. She has developed intrapartum tools to facilitate more effective communication between patients and clinicians during facility-based birth.

Muna is passionate about optimizing the perinatal care experience - especially among marginalized groups. She is also interested in conducting research that helps promote the implementation of better health systems, services, and their delivery.

PATTCh's mission is to expand awareness & advance knowledge about traumatic birth and its adverse impact on all childbearing people & babies. *Recordings will be made available to all registrants.

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