Supporting Couples During the First Year of Postpartum
8 Thursdays; Bi-weekly
February 8- May 16, 2024; 7:00pm-8:30PM ET 

12 CEs | Live On Zoom

Facilitator: Hazel Walker, LMFT
Program Dates: 8 Meetings February 8, February 22, March 7, March 21, April 4, April 18, May 2, May 16 

Cost of Program: FREE for Members – Become an NEAFAST Member! $80 for Non-Members 12 CEs: $156 for Members, $180 for Non-Members

The Couples Therapy Peer Consultation Group: Supporting Couples During the First Year of Postpartum is a biweekly, 12 CE event that will meet in 8 90-minute segments.  

This group will serve as an opportunity for case consultations to learn effective tools for supporting postpartum couples. You will learn narrative therapy interventions and assessment questions that can be used to gain a better understanding of the experience of the couple. Enhance the way you provide therapeutic support to postpartum couples. By learning the tools and incorporating them into your practice, you will help to address the impact of untreated perinatal mood and anxiety disorders that new parents face.


  • Thursday 2/8: Understanding the postpartum period 
  • Thursday 2/22: Assessment and screening during postpartum
  • Thursday 3/7: Addressing challenges couples face during this time
  • Thursday 3/21: Overview of narrative therapy for postpartum couples
  • Thursday 4/4: Tools for assessing and enhancing relationship dynamics
  • Thursday 4/18: Cultural competence in postpartum support
  • Thursday 5/2: Ways to promote interdisciplinary collaboration 
  • Thursday 5/16: Practical application with postpartum couples

Continuing education units will be distributed to all who attend all 8 sessions. If folks need to miss one session, they will be asked to write a 2-3 page summary.

Sign Up for the peer group Here!

Hazel Walker, LMFT is the founder and CEO of It’s aPARENTly Time LLC, where she provides therapeutic support to new parent couples. Hazel brings a wealth of knowledge to the complexities of the postpartum period. Her client centered narrative approach, allows couples to navigate the challenges of parenthood by fostering resilience and strengthening the foundations of the family unit. In addition to her clinical work, Hazel is an educator serving as an adjunct professor at UMass Global in their Marriage & Family Therapy program. In this role, she passionately imparts her knowledge to train future family therapists, shaping them into excellent systemic practitioners.

This activity is pending certification by the New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy (NEAFAST) on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions for LMFT professional continuing education.

This activity can be retroactively approved for CEs for Massachusetts LMHCs. Learn more at

Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at [email protected] the status of social work CE accreditation

Please note: It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

Cancellation Policy: Please email us at [email protected] if you are unable to make it.