What your colleagues have to say about this course

Emely Chenard, LMFT

Emely Chenard

This was so moving, informational and thought provoking as I navigating these uneasy times as both a therapist and woman. Thank you.

This was so moving, informational and thought provoking as I navigating these uneasy times as both a therapist and woman. Thank you.

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Such important information!

McKerrin Kelly

Thank you for this incredibly important podcast. I hope you will continue to add updated content as the situation changes.

Thank you for this incredibly important podcast. I hope you will continue to add updated content as the situation changes.

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Thought provoking

Candace Rodgers

A panel-based conversation about reproductive justice and the role mental health clinicians can serve in the therapy room to support client autonomy

  • Course Description

    As the landscape of reproductive rights rapidly changes around us, where do mental health professionals fit in, from the support we provide in-office to the way we interpret our ethical mandate to support social justice and human rights? Enter: Reproductive justice. This on-demand podcast CE course specifically centers around bodily autonomy at the intersection of reproductive justice, harm reduction, and spiritual/religious abuse/trauma, and discusses the at-risk populations most impacted by these new changes. Special emphasis is placed on actions mental health professionals can take in a post-Roe v. Wade United States, including the importance of clinicians always supporting client autonomy, regardless of a clinician’s personal position on this and other issues, discussion about available resources, considerations about client/clinician privacy, mandated reporting, informed consent, and clinical documentation, potential conflicts between ethical and legal requirements, and how to support clients navigating confusing and sometimes misleading reproductive care. Ethical conflicts are also discussed, including the importance of clinicians always supporting client autonomy, regardless of a clinician’s personal position on this and other issues. A resource guide is also included in the course player.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Define reproductive justice, harm reduction, and spiritual abuse and describe at least two sociocultural implications of the 2022 SCOTUS ruling overturning Roe v. Wade; Explain the position of national mental health membership organizations about reproductive justice and body autonomy, as well as guidance about professional obligation when law and ethics are misaligned; List three or more vetted resources clinicians can utilize to support clients in need of reproductive care


    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Intermediate

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Enroll in this free course and create a free Clearly Clinical account (or log into your existing Clearly Clinical account as part of the enrollment process)
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Log into your Clearly Clinical account and achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the requested course evaluation.

    Course elements (including the course audio, post-test, and requested course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via all major public podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Note To Listeners

    This interview discusses sexual violence and uses language that may be upsetting. We also share that this conversation includes reference to umbrella terms like ‘women’s rights’ and 'human rights'. Included in this heading are the rights of transgender and cisgender people, nonbinary people, women, females, girls, and people with internal reproductive organs. Law & Ethics themes discussed in the interview are on a broad, national scale and may not be applicable in your state. The opinions expressed herein are not legal advice, and we recommending consulting with your licensing body, professional association, liability insurance, and/or a behavioral health attorney.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Course Access Expiration

    Please note that you will have access to this free course for 30 days from when you sign up. If your access lapses, you are able to re-enroll.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, content, sponsor, or instructors.

Expert Panel Members

Orisha A. Bowers, Ph.D.

Reproductive Rights Expert

Dr. Orisha A. Bowers (she/her/hers) holds a BFA, MA, MEd, PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Graduate certificate in Women and Gender Studies and a Certificate in Complementary Alternative Medicine and is seeking the Registered Expressive Arts Consultant/Educator credential through the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. Orisha has more than two decades of experience in social services, nonprofit leadership, grants management, program design, and civic leadership as well as performing arts and education. Orisha’s life work is centered on an intentional merging of women’s studies, education, interdisciplinarity, advocacy, creativity, spirituality, healing, wellness, and movement. She uses scholarship and vocation to do healing work in reproductive health, women’s issues, and communities of faith. Please visit Dr. Bowers at OrixaWellness.com.

Jamie Marich, PhD

Trauma and Expressive Art Therapy Expert

Jamie Marich, Ph.D. travels internationally speaking on topics related to EMDR therapy, trauma, addiction, expressive arts and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice in her home base of Warren, OH. She is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice and delivered a TEDx talk on trauma in 2015. Jamie is the author of EMDR Made Simple (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps (2012), Trauma Made Simple, Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015), and EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care (Springer Publishing Company, November 2017, with Dr. Stephen Dansiger). Her latest book, Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery was released in April 2019. She presents on topics related to EMDR therapy, trauma, addiction, and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice (Mindful Ohio) in her home base of Warren, OH. She is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice and the co-creator of the Yoga Unchained approach to trauma-informed yoga. Jamie Marich is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Recovery Enhancement (2012), and Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment, and Working with Survivors. Her new book, Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation released in 2015 with Skylight Paths Publishing. She is currently working on EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care along with colleague Dr. Stephen Dansiger, by Springer Publishing. Marich’s writing and work on Dancing Mindfulness was featured in the New York Times in 2017. In 2015, she had the privilege of delivering a TEDx talk on trauma (available on YouTube), and she made her first appearance on the popular Recovery 2.0 Conference. Additionally, NALGAP: The Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies awarded Jamie with their esteemed President’s Award in 2015 for her work as an LGBT advocate. Please visit Dr. Marich at DrJamieMarich.com.

Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

Founder of Clearly Clinical, Senior Instructor

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with specializations in Utilization Review and Quality Assurance, and also the founder of Clearly Clinical, an online behavioral health Continuing Education program. As a consultant and trainer, Beth works closely with clinical teams across the country to improve their quality of care, documentation practices, and utilization review outcomes. She also operates a private practice in Westlake Village, CA, where she provides therapy to adolescent/young adult clients, members of the LGBT population, and those with addictive disorders. An adjunct graduate professor at Pepperdine University, Beth is a skilled professional public speaker and presenter, and she regularly presents at conferences throughout the country.

Donations Encouraged

In lieu of charging for this CE opportunity, we encourage you to make a donation to one of the organizations below or to the charity of your choosing. Thank you for your support of these reproductive care resources.


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Why is Clearly Clinical the nation's premier CE provider?

  • CONVENIENT: All courses are 1-hour podcast episodes, available on all public podcast platforms

  • AFFORDABLE: We are the least expensive unlimited CE option in the country

  • SOCIALLY-RESPONSIBLE: We donate to The Trevor Project for LGBT youth suicide prevention

  • WOMEN-OWNED: We are founded and run by Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • DIVERSE: We feature women and expert presenters from historically-marginalized communities

We're making donations to The Center for Reproductive Rights, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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