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The Pregnant Therapist: Navigating the Therapeutic Relationship

Thursday, June 17, 2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Due to health and safety precautions with Covid-19, this three-hour workshop will be virtual.

A therapist’s pregnancy is an unavoidable self-disclosure, which impacts the therapeutic relationship in both challenging and enriching ways.  For therapists pregnant during Covid-19, there are further considerations: the therapist’s full body is not visible over telehealth; there is less certainty as to when the client and therapist will meet again in person, and anxieties around health and staying in connection are heightened.   The complex feelings and interpersonal dynamics which can arise are stirring for the client, and also for the therapist. 

This three-hour virtual workshop provides a forum for therapists to share experiences, discuss themes, reflect on the circumstances unique to being pregnant while sheltering in place, and together explore this transformative time. 

You will receive a zoom link and an outline one day prior to the workshop date.

This workshop will address:

  • Identifying the clinical complexities that accompany a therapist’s pregnancy
  • Therapist’s pregnancy as both therapeutic challenge and opportunity
  • Identifying common transference and countertransference themes related to the pregnant therapist
  • Exploring the impact a therapist’s pregnancy has on a client’s sense of love and attachment
  • Finding potential resources and supports for the pregnant therapist


Fee: $85, includes 3 CEUs (available to LSWs/LCSWs, LPCs/LCPCs, LMFTs, PhDs and PsyDs).  A limited number of partial scholarships are available. 

Facilitated by Amy Chandler, LCSW

Amy Derringer Chandler, MSW, LCSW is a relational psychotherapist whose attunement and compassion for the profound and enduring impact of loss, abuse and neglect create a context for her clients to understand, grieve and reclaim their sense of identity.   She works with adults and couples in the straight and LGBTQIA communities.  Read more.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute or request a refund.  All refund requests must be made in writing at least one week prior to the event and are subject to an administrative charge of $30.  Alternatively, you may transfer your full registration fee to a future workshop without penalty.  Cancellation and transfer requests made less than one week prior to event will not be honored and registration fee will be forfeited.  Requests must be emailed to [email protected] and will not be accepted by phone.  



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Thursday, June 17, 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Womencare Counseling & Training Center
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Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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