Annual Conference: May 14, 2016

Nacef 2016 Conference


This year’s conference is about YOU! This one day conference builds your skills for coping and keeping your career sustainable.As birth workers we are exposed to stressful and sometimes traumatic experiences. You will explore how stress physiologically affects you, how to build resilience for yourself, your clients, and your co-workers.

May 14, 2016 8am-4:30 pm   AGENDA
Peace Health Hospital in Vancouver, Washington.
Early Bird Registration until April 14th $95
Regular Registration $125
Student Registration $65
Scholarships available. Find out more here


image001Rhona Berens, PhD, CPCC: Coach, speaker, writer and advocate with Parent Alliance and Forte Dreams Coaching. Rhona, 2015 CAPPA conference keynote speaker, brings years of experience supporting families through the transition of pregnancy into parenthood, including coaching ways to reduce stress.

Stress is Contagious boosts your basic understanding of the neuroscience of stress and the differences of productive and unproductive stress (including prenatally through postpartum) by means of providing current research and specific examples. You will practice using applicable tools to educate your clients and patients without causing more stress. Gain knowledge of ways to reduce your stress and identify how stress is transferred from you to your clients and between family members.


FB headshotWayne Scott, LCSW,

Since 1989 Wayne Scott, MA, LCSW, has worked with traumatized clients in outpatient, residential, and hospital settings in Chicago, Washington D.C., and Portland. He has provided direct practice as well as clinical supervision to clinicians who work with these clients. He has presented workshops to professional audiences throughout the country on mitigating the psychological impact of treating clients affected by crisis, adversity, and interpersonal violence. His essays have appeared in The Art of Psychotherapy, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment in Social Work, The Psychotherapy Networker, The Sun: A Magazine of Ideas, and Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, among others. Recently he did a five minute talk on vicarious trauma for Portland Ignite 2013: Strong@ the Broken Places.

Strong @ the Broken Places provides you with perspective on Secondary stress. Secondary stress -sometimes called vicarious trauma-affects human services professionals such as L & D nurses, midwives, doctors and doulas. You will access and deepen your awareness around the costs and benefits of high stress work, the necessity of creating safety within your work environment, and the importance of creating a flexible personal strategy to negotiate the regular demands of your job.

You will build upon the knowledge of the neurobiology of stress, and start identifying your own resiliency to increase your own efficacy, while also learning how to aid in your team’s wellness.

May 14, 2016 8am-4:30pm AGENDA
Peace Health Hospital in Vancouver, Washington.

Early Bird Registration until April 14th $95
Student Registration $65
Regular Registration $125

Scholarships available. Find out more here



Directions to Peace Health:

600 NE 92nd Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98664

Directions to the hospital

Campus map
Health Education Center:
1) Enter on 92nd Avenue from Mill Plain Boulevard

2) Pass the parking structure, then turn left into the first driveway.

3) The Health Education Center entrance is directly across the first driveway, north of the parking structure.

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