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Perinatal Loss Professional Workshop

Led by Elaine Cavazos, LCSW and 

 Rachel Saffer, LCSW

Friday 10/19 

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Location: The Austin Center for Grief & Loss

2413 Greenlawn Pkwy., Austin, TX 78757


$50 with CEU's available

The Austin Center for Grief & Loss will be hosting a 2-hour workshop on Perinatal and Stillbirth Loss in honor of Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month this October. This workshop will be facilitated by Elaine Cavazos, LCSW, and Rachel Saffer, LCSW.  Participants will learn about the experience of the family, the emotional needs of these families after delivery and individual and group therapy interventions.


Elaine Cavazos, LCSW, graduated with her master of social work degree degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, in 1991. She has practiced in many social work settings including MD Anderson, Texas Children’s Hospital, Seton Healthcare System, and My Healing Place. Elaine has over 25 years of experience in the field of social work. Her career includes experience as an assistant clinical faculty member at the UT Austin School of Social Work from 2003-2010, and as an adjunct professor both in the classroom and in field education since that time. Ms. Cavazos owns a private practice where she focuses on providing psychotherapeutic services to clients looking for help with pregnancy and postpartum mental health issues and/or perinatal loss. She also serves as the Clinical Director for the Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas. Ms. Cavazos chaired the inaugural University of Texas Maternal Mental Health and Wellness Conference in April 2017 and is chairing the planning committee for this same conference in the spring of 2019.

Rachel Saffer, LCSW has been a therapist at The Austin Center for Grief & Loss for 4 years. She has experience in providing counseling to adults, teenagers and children who have experienced significant trauma in both group and individual settings. She has a Master's Degree in Social work from Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

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