Washington DC Doula Training in 2019
Doula Trainings International will host a Washington DC doula training in May of 2019. My dear friend Malika, The DC Doula, will lead this workshop. If you’ve ever thought about attending a Washington DC doula training, take a look at DTI. For my own doula training I chose to attend the workshop in Brooklyn in March of 2014, and our small yet mighty group of doulas became instant, lifelong friends and supporters. (In fact, one of the doulas from the group has now facilitated a workshop in her hometown of Fairbanks, AK and I was privileged to travel there in April 2016 to lead the group! It was totally amazing!)
What happens when I take the Washington DC doula training and what happens after?
- You will attend a rigorous 4-day on-site training (SO much fun in addition to being an amazing learning opportunity) followed by 9 months of tele-classes (a monthly Q&A session facilitated by a DTI educator, required reading and writing activities, and documentation of your service to families) to complete your birth & postpartum doula certification.
- As noted above, all DTI doulas become certified birth AND postpartum doulas by participating in this DTI2: Power of Two combination training. This is important for two reasons. Being able to support our clients after the birth of their child as well as during helps us to be stronger as doulas in our compassion and knowledge of the way these two time periods affect one another so intimately. Secondly, we benefit from the added flexibility that doulas who are trained to do both birth and postpartum work enjoy.
- Lifetime support from the DTI membership and educator team to ensure you have what you need to thrive as a doula. Encouragement and support from the other certifying/certified doulas in your training group.
- Assistance with building a client base, learning interviewing skills, and managing the business side of being a doula.
What’s the cost?
One full payment ($1,597.00) for new doulas and $1,197.00 for doulas already in the field. Register here.
Where will the training be held?
DTI will choose a location in a spot central to the metro area. You will not receive this exact address until shortly before the training, so please hang tight! We promise it will be a special and carefully thought-out choice!
Why choose DTI?
DTI formed in 2011 on the premise that doulas need other doulas to thrive. Because of this, DTI is intentional about building unconditional support into its training model. DTI believes in the transformative power and impact that doulas have on all birthing people and families around the world, and DTI trusts the professional integrity of its doulas in the same way we learn to trust birthing people. DTI doulas feel very prepared to practice on their own after the completion of the program. View DTI’s Compass of Care here.
We hope you’ll join this amazing Washington DC doula training. Registration closes soon, so please register quickly. A year from now, you’ll wish you had done it last year! Please request to join our private Facebook group for all the latest information.