Training: The Aftermath of Pregnancy and Infant Loss: Identifying Treatment Objectives

Training Postponed until further notice: stay tuned!

The Aftermath of Pregnancy and Infant Loss: Identifying Treatment Objectives

Location- ABC Counseling, PLLC 1451 Diederich Blvd Russell, KY41169

Registration– 8:30 am

Presentation – 9-3:30 pm


 Target Audience:

Counselors, Nurses, Clergy, potential volunteers



Date: Pending 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

8:30 – 9 a.m. Registration

9 – 9:30 a.m. Understanding the Bereaved Parent’s Perspective

Heather Pick

9:30 – 10:30 Identifying Care Objectives and Applying the Core Actions of Psychological First Aid to Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Keri Kitchen and Cathie Whitt

10:15 – 10:30 Break

11:45 – 1 p.m. Lunch (On your own)

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Ongoing Care Objectives and Maintaining Support

Keri Kitchen and Cathie Whitt

3 – 3:30 p.m. Evaluations & Adjourn


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the presentation(s) participants will be able to:

  • Have a deeper understanding of loss and the grief process through the eyes of a parent
  • Identify treatment objectives for individuals
  • Learn essential elements of forming lasting memories
  • Understand the tools to provide compassionate care
  • Apply the concepts behind psychological first aid to pregnancy and infant loss events
  • Learn the effects of words and attitudes on the experience of bereaved parents
  • Learn how to support and partner with our bereaved parents



About the Speakers:

Keri Kitchen, M.Ed., L.P.C.C., N.C.C., SBD Secretary/Executive Director

Keri Kitchen is the mother of Carys Rainn and her brothers, Paxton (twin), and Keegan. Keri is a licensed professional clinical counselor and National Certified Counselor with a B.A. in Psychology from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson School of Professional Counseling. Keri is also a certified birth and bereavement doula and has training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.

Cathie Whitt, RN
After obtaining an Associates degree in Nursing from AshlandCommunity College, Cathie spent 10 years as a Senior Community Health Nurse at the FIVCO District Health Department. Cathie has provided care for countless mothers and babies at KDMC in her combined 37 years as a staff nurse in Labor and Delivery, Mother/Baby, NICU, and the Newborn Nursery. Cathie serves as Grief Coordinator at KDMC and specializes in bereavement, caring for families who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. In addition, Cathie is the facilitator of the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support group through the hospital, and works to organize additional remembrance and support events.


Heather Pick, R.N.

Heather Pick is married to Adam Pick and the mommy to Bryson, Christian, & Wyatt . She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in May 2006 from Marshall University. She is currently employed at King’s DaughtersMedicalCenter and has worked in the Emergency Department as a nurse for 9 years. While she was in school. She was a nurse extern at St Mary’s Medical Center in labor and delivery. Her passion is to bring awareness to parents who have lost their children and started a Miles for Awareness campaign to dedicate her running miles to parents who have lost children or suffer from infertility. She ran her first half marathon in remembrance of over 50 families.



Fee: Suggested donation of $10


Email: keri at

Phone: (606) 923-7648



This educational activity is intended to enhance the knowledge and skill of the healthcare professional or anyone caring for parents and families experiencing an infant/child loss, applying the concepts found in Psychological First Aid.


Continuing Education:  6 CEUs approved by Ky LPC Board. Information will be provided to nurses to submit to nursing board to request CEs.