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

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

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Registration closes March 21st, 2021. MAMPS Completes December 2021.

Enrolment: $2,500 (save $500) or two part payments of $1,500

Previous students from the MAMPS program are welcome to continue engaging in this program a total payment of $500.

An online program for practitioners seeking to expand their maternity care practice and reflect on the realities of clinical practice with their peers. This ten-month online program features a specific topic each month lead by a MAMPS tutor. Interactive online training is structured around lectures, discussion forums and participation in monthly Q&A sessions lead by those with expertise in a specific topic.

For each topic, modules begin with a short lecture providing insight into specific treatment rationales and experiences. Participants then receive information to explore and discuss throughout the month, with a Q&A session at the end of each module. There will be an emphasis on exploring a range of acupuncture treatments options for these conditions, troubleshooting the realities of clinical practice and communication with medical caregivers. There will also be a framework providing opportunities for case discussion and feedback with experienced colleagues. Study in your own time and receive mentorship while expanding your expertise in this growing specialized area of clinical practice.

 

You can expect to have the opportunity to:

  • Explore treatment options for conditions that can be challenging in practice such as hyperemesis, pre-eclampsia, bleeding in pregnancy, cholestasis, gestational diabetes, twin pregnancies, anxiety and depression, initiating labour VBAC/ medical inductions, and postpartum care;
  • Discuss with MAMPS tutors their experiences of providing treatment in a wide range of environments, including within hospitals, outpatient and community clinics as well as their involvement in teaching face to face and online acupressure courses for acupuncturists, midwives and doulas;
  • Explore treatments options and troubleshoot issues that concern you in your clinical practice and submit specific case histories for discussion and feedback;
  • Optional lectures to explore key research concepts, examples from maternity care and relevance to promoting maternity acupuncture.

 

How does it all work?

This course is structured in monthly modules with small cohort sizes to maximize 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 each month, you will log into an online classroom that contains a lecture and handouts from a MAMPS tutor(s) about their experiences and treatment suggestions for a specific treatment topic.
  • You then have three weeks to engage in this lecture along with extra reading material and forum activities in preparation for a live feedback Q&A session with your tutor(s) in the final week. This will be recorded for those unable to attend.
  • 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 and case histories from your clinical practice for group support and feedback.
  • Additionally, forums provide you with the opportunities to post suggestions for topics you would like to see covered and start-up connections with others for projects you may like to work together on that can be supported by the MAMPS team.
  • Optional additional resources will be provided for those who wish to explore topics in further depth, including understanding key research and how to utilize this for promoting acupuncture in maternity care.

 

At the end of the course and completion of forum activities, you will receive a MAMPS certificate for advanced practice and have the option of applying for distance CEU / PDA through Healthy Seminars included as part of your tuition. 

 

Debra Betts shares an overview of the MAMPS program

 

The History of the Forbidden Points and their role in pregnancy

 

 

COVID-19 in pregnancy-2021 update

Registration closes March 21st, 2021

 

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 each month, you will log into an online classroom that contains a lecture and handouts from a MAMPS tutor(s) about their experiences and treatment suggestions for a specific treatment topic.
  • You then have three weeks to engage in this lecture along with extra reading material and forum activities in preparation for a live feedback Q&A session with your tutor(s) in the final week. This will be recorded for those unable to attend.
  • 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 and case histories from your clinical practice for group support and feedback.
  • Additionally, forums provide you with the opportunities to post suggestions for topics you would like to see covered and start-up connections with others for projects you may like to work together on that can be supported by the MAMPS team.
  • 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 forum activities, you will receive a MAMPS certificate for advanced practice and have the option of applying for distance CEU / PDA through Healthy Seminars included as part of your tuition. 

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.

Since 1995, Zena Kocher has been a practicing traditional Asian medicine provider with clinical experience in women's health. In 2006, she expanded her practice to also serve as an Integrative Medicine (IM) provider for MotherBaby Center at Abbott Northwestern hospital, which is a part of the Allina Healthcare system in Minnesota. As an IM inpatient provider, she uses acupuncture, massage, mind body techniques and aromatherapy to support women during their pregnancies, births and postpartum periods in the hospital. She has had the unique experience of working with high risk pregnancies in the antenatal unit, helping women to stay pregnant and happy longer. In the last few years, Zena has been enjoying training other acupuncturists to work in the MotherBaby Centers at other Allina Health hospitals and has created a MotherBaby collaborative to strengthen and inform our Integrative work.

Zena's introduction to natural medicine came at the heels of her Swiss grandmother, who would forage herbs and use them to treat her family. In 1995, she expanded upon this knowledge by studying directly under Dr. Duc Kieu, a Vietnamese Herbalist and Master Acupuncturist for three years. Then she went to receive her Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University and became NCCAOM certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. She utilizes various bodywork modalities, Shiatsu, Reiki, guided imagery, NLP, and hypnosis in her work. She enjoys teaching individuals, families, and groups of caring people and hopes to share this work internationally.

Dr Kate Levett has been working in health education, acupuncture practice and medical research for over 20 years. She is a specialist in acupuncture, research methods and education. She has qualifications in Education (B.Ed (HME) (Hons I) Univ.Sydney), a Masters degree in research (MPH (epidemiology) (with Merit) Univ. Sydney), an Advanced Diploma in Applied Science (Acupuncture) (AIAS), and bringing these skills together in her PhD from the NICM Research Institute at Western Sydney University. The subject of her PhD was in the development, delivery and evaluation of an antenatal education program, that used non-pharmacological pain relief methods to manage labour, such as acupressure, for the management of labour.

Sarah Budd has a background as a Midwifery Sister and subsequently trained as an acupuncturist in London and China. She set up an acupuncture service in Plymouth Maternity Unit in 1988, then completed a degree in Complementary Health Studies at Exeter University. In 1991, where she won a Churchill Fellowship, and then went to China again to study acupuncture anaesthesia. She was given the first and only full time post as acupuncturist midwife in the UK, then had a family, and now works one day per week in Plymouth, and privately at home. Over 6,000 pregnant women have been treated with acupuncture on the NHS in Plymouth, and the service was joint winner of the Prince of Wales' Foundation for Integrated Health Award in 2001.

Sarah co-authored a report for the Department of Health with Simon Mills, "Professional Organisation of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United Kingdom 2000" and worked as a Research Assistant on the Regulation of Complementary Medicine, and in the Acupuncture Research Resource Centre. Over the years, Sarah has contributed to text books and journals and continues to teach in acupuncture colleges / universities.

“It is a joy to offer help to women struggling in pregnancy, who would not otherwise be able to afford treatment.” Sarah Budd.



$2,500.00 USD

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