Professional Training 


"The MotherWoman Perinatal Support Group Model is the best program I have seen for supporting new mothers. They support and empower mothers without judging them. I wish they had been around when I was a new mother. It would have made a difference for me. Now that they are around, don't walk--run--to hear them speak."

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC, FAPA
Owner/Editor-in-Chief, Praeclarus Press
Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Lactation
President, American Psychological Association's Division of Trauma Psychology
Editor-Elect, Psychological Trauma


About Our Trainings

Our trainings are designed for a wide range of medical and social service providers, including physicians, nurses, midwives, social service employees, mental health providers, and all others working with women and families in the perinatal period. We offer regional trainings, as well as private trainings to meet the needs of individual offices, hospitals, agencies and staff.

All MotherWoman Training Institute Trainings are highly interactive and provide relevant handouts and resources, as well as opportunities to network with allied professionals. These are approved trainings of the Perinatal Support Coalitions of Western MA. 

If you have any questions please contact us at (413) 387 - 0703 or email Kristel Applebee at


Upcoming Trainings



November 15-19, 2014
Poster Presentation: An Evaluation of Four Distinct Perinatal Support Coalitions in Western Massachusetts
Presenters: Annette Cycon, LICSW, Founder/Director of Training & Liz Friedman, MFA, Program Director
American Public Health Meeting
New Orleans, LA
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**Annette Cycon and Liz Friedman will be presenting November 16-19.