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Mentorship Program: Foundational Acupuncture in Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Care

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Register now for March 2021 start date. Completes December 2021.

An online mentorship & peer support programme led by Debra Betts and Claudia Citkovitz.

This mentorship program is for acupuncturists whose scope of practice includes treating in pregnancy, but who do not yet feel confident doing so. This ten-month online programme will take you step-by-step through diagnosis and planning suitable treatment options - no matter what your acupuncture treatment style.

Interactive online training is structured around lectures, worksheets, discussion forums and participation in monthly case reviews and Q & A sessions with Debra and Claudia (known as office hours) to ensure you make the most of the course material. There will be an emphasis on safe professional practice, pregnancy physiology, understanding red flags and when to refer, the latest research and developing treatment plans for the realities of clinical practice. You will examine case histories and treatment plans from Debra and Claudia’s clinical practice as well as have opportunities for specific feedback on your own clinical cases.

Study in your own time during each month and receive mentorship while expanding your expertise in this growing specialised area of clinical practice.

 

Indicative content

You can expect to cover the most frequently encountered issues in clinical practice, including but not limited to:

  • Safety considerations – what the research tells us about the forbidden points and recommendations for safe professional practice;
  • Explore treatments options and troubleshoot issues for the common presentations such as nausea, threatened miscarriage, back pain, breech, digestive issues, induction of labour, labour and postpartum care;
  • Explore treatment options for promoting wellness throughout the trimesters, and preventive care including emotional considerations, preparation for labour and postpartum recovery;
  • Explore key research and the understanding from this to promote maternity acupuncture in your practice.

 

How does it all work?

This course is structured in monthly modules with small cohort sixes to maximise your learning experience. While having access to lectures and resources, the expectation is that you will spend 2-3 hours per week of self-study engaging in set activities to deepen your understanding of the material.

  • At the beginning of the month you will log into an online classroom that contains a lecture and handouts from Debra and/or Claudia around specific topics, safety considerations and treatment suggestions.;
  • You then have three weeks to complete set activities such as worksheets and quiz’s in preparation for a live feedback Q&A session with Debra and Claudia in the final week.;
  • Ongoing discussion of the classroom material is possible through forums. These forums provide community engagement and also provide the opportunity for you to submit questions from your clinical practice.;
  • Optional additional resources will be provided for those who wish to explore topics in further depth, including understanding key research and how to utilise this for promoting acupuncture in maternity care..

 

At the end of the course and completion of set activities, you will receive a MAMPS certificate and have the option of applying for 15 Distance CEU / PDA through Healthy Seminars included as part of your tuition. There is much more than 15 participation hours during the ten-month. However, we are able to get approval and offer 15 CEU/PDA. Expect to allocate on average 2 hours per week to your mentorship program.

 

One payment of $2,500 or two-part payments of $1,500 each.

How does it all work?

This course is structured in monthly modules with small cohort sizes to maximise your learning experience. While having access to lectures and resources, the expectation is that you will spend 2-3 hours per week of self-study engaging in set activities to deepen your understanding of the material.

  • At the beginning of the month you will log into an online classroom that contains a lecture and handouts from Debra and/or Claudia around specific topics, safety considerations and treatment suggestions.
  • You then have three weeks to complete set activities such as worksheets and quiz’s in preparation for a live feedback Q&A session with Debra and Claudia in the final week.
  • Ongoing discussion of the classroom material is possible through forums. These forums provide community engagement and also provide the opportunity for you to submit questions from your clinical practice for group support and feedback from Debra or Claudia.
  • Optional additional resources will be provided for those who wish to explore topics in further depth, including understanding key research and how to utilise this for promoting acupuncture in maternity care.

Debra gradu­ated from the London College of Acupuncture in 1989. With a practice based in women’s health she commenced acupuncture courses for midwives in 1997. This led to publications on the use of acupuncture and acupressure in obstetric practice including the text book “The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth” in 2006, which has been translated into German and French.

Debra completed her PhD on the use of acupuncture in threatened miscarriage in 2014 through the University of Western Sydney and is currently the Director of Postgraduate Programmes for an online Masters course through New Zealand School Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

She is also a clinical supervisor at a hospital antenatal acupuncture clinic in New Zealand, and lectures internationally on the use of acupuncture in obstet­ric care. She currently resides with her husband and three children in Wellington, New Zealand.

Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, LAc., has led the Acupuncture Service at NYU Lutheran since 2004, supervising 8 acupuncturists who provide inpatient care and clinical instruction in the areas of neurological and orthopedic management, rehabilitation, labor and delivery, pain management. Dr. Citkovitz studied Chinese language in Beijing and acupuncture at the Pacific and Tri-State colleges in New York. An internationally known lecturer on acupuncture practice and research methodology, she lectures regularly for the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, the University of Westminster in London and the British Acupuncture Council. Her PhD study on acupuncture during acute stroke rehabilitation was the first conducted in the United States, as was her 2006 study of acupuncture during labor and delivery. Dr. Citkovitz is a frequent peer reviewer and Editorial Board member on journals including Acupuncture in Medicine, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Explore, and Meridians. She is a past member of the NCCAOM’s Task Force on Hospital-Based Acupuncture, the Tri-State College Advisory Board and the Touro College Institutional Review Board, and is currently a Commissioner of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.



$2,500.00 USD