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Joy Slaughter

Philosophical Counselor

Health Coach

Doula

Mother of Seven

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EDUCATION

 

Graduate Diploma, Logotherapy

& Existential Analysis

Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland

Masters Coursework, Existential Coaching

New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling

Middlesex University

Bachelor of Science, Psychology 

Summa Cum Laude

Emphasis in Coaching

Thomas University

Bachelor of Science, Public Health

Lacrosse University

Bachelor of Science, Nursing

Traditional

Allen College

(In Progress; GPA 4.0)

Anticipated Graduation: May 2025

Associate of Arts, Liberal Studies

Emphasis in Fine Art Photography

Thomas University

CERTIFICATIONS

(Active)

 

Doula

Doulas of North America (DONA)

(Pending; Training Complete)

Neonatal Resuscitation Program,

Advanced Provider

Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring

AWHONN

Intermediate Fetal Heart Monitoring

AWHONN

Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring

AWHONN

Certified Nurse's Aide

Marshalltown Community College

Basic Life Support,

Healthcare Provider

American Heart Association

RECENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

BODY MECHANICS

  • Spinning Babies, 1-Day Workshop (12/2023)

  • Spinning Babies, 2-Day Workshop (6/2024)

  • 2024 Better Birth Pro Series, Body Ready Method (6/2024)

 

ALLIANCE FOR INNOVATION ON MATERNAL HEALTH (AIM)

  • AIM Patient Safety Bundle: Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy (5/2024)

  • AIM Patient Safety Bundle: Cardiac Conditions in Pregnancy (5/2024)

  • AIM Patient Safety Bundle: Obstetric Hemorrhage (5/2024)

  • AIM Patient Safety Bundle: Care for Pregnant and Post-Partum People with Substance Use Disorder (6/2024)

 

CALIFORNIA MATERNAL QUALITY CARE COLLABORATIVE (CMQCC)

  • Obstetric Sepsis Treatment & Patient Debriefing (5/2024)

  • Maternal Sepsis: Listening Skills, Screening & Diagnostic Criteria (5/2024)

  • Respectful Care Environment: A Trauma-Informed Approach (5/2024)

  • Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnancy (6/2024)

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

  • Community Health Equipment Technology (6/2024)

  • Improving Birth Outcomes in Louisiana by Expanding FQHCs to Include Freestanding Birth Centers (6/2024)

 

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

  • Introduction to Childbirth Education (DONA) (1/2024)

BEREAVEMENT

  • Basics of Breastfeeding for Birth Professionals (DONA) (2/2024)

  • Basics of Bereavement for Doulas (DONA) (1/2024)

  • 2024 Pregnancy Loss Bereavement Training for Nurses (5/2024)

  • The Patient-Provider Relationship in Black Perinatal Bereavement (6/2024)

  • At the Bedside of the Dying Patient (7/2024)

 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION

  • Advancing Obstetric Patient Safety: Diagnosing & Dismantling Obstetric Racism (6/2024)

  • Doulas and Disabilities (3/2024)

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women with Disabilities (3/2024)

  • National LGBTQ+ Curriculum (Pt. 1) (6/2024)

  • Improving Birth Outcomes in Louisiana by Expanding FQHCs in to Include Freestanding Birth Centers (6/2024)

  • Sex Education: An Islamic Perspective (6/2024)

  • Health Disparities of LGBTQ+ Older Adults (7/2024)

 

LACTATION

  • Lactation Basics for Doulas (2/2024)

  • Patient and Provider Checklists to Improve Lactation Rates for Black Parents (6/2024)

  • Toolkit for Lactation Support Professionals Supporting Lactating People with Physical Disabilities (6/2024)

  • Postpartum Resource Guide for NYC-Based Parents Created with a Reproductive Justice & PMDD Lens (6/2024)

  • Lactation in the First Three Weeks (6/2024)

 

CRITICAL CARE

  • Critical Care Labs (6/2024)

  • Diving Emergencies (6/2024)

 

NUTRITION

  • Prenatal/Postnatal Nutrition Review (3/2024)

  • Nutrition When Trying to Conceive (3/2024)

  • Nutrition During Menopause (3/2024)

  • Nutrition and Mood (5/2024)

  • Early Childhood Nutrition and Feeding (6/2024)

 

UROGYNECOLOGY

  • Period Pain and PMS (6/2024)

  • Understanding Vaginal Health: How to Prevent and Manage Infections (6/2024)

  • Evaluating & Improving Preparation to Provider Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare by CPMs (6/2024)

  • Pelvic Floor for Doulas (7/2024)

  • Bladder Pain Syndrome and Recurrent UTI Management (7/2024)

  • Uncomplicated UTIs: The Evidence and Patient Perspectives (7/2024)

 

EDUCATION

  • Midwifery Education Trends (6/2024)

  • An Interprofessional Curriculum for Midwifery and Medical Students (6/2024)

 

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Identification & Care of the Person with Bipolar Disorder in a Community Midwifery Setting (6/2024)

  • Postpartum Journaling (7/2024)

 

COLLABORATION

  • Improving Working Relationships Between Midwives and Obstetricians in Puerto Rico (6/2024)

  • Effective Communication for Healthcare Providers (6/2024)

 

LEGISLATION & POLICY

  • Family-Friendly Practices and Policies for Working Birthing People (6/2024)

 

ENDOCRINOLOGY

  • Hormones & Sex Drive (7/2024)

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

(Certifications may not be active)

  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (NRAEMT)

  • Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT-I)

  • Basic Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT)

  • ACE Health Coach Certification

  • ACE Weight Management Specialist Certification

  • ACE Behavior Change Specialist Certification

  • Paradoxical Intention Certification

  • Compassion Fatigue Educator

  • Existential Well-Being Counseling Certification

  • Grief and Bereavement Counseling Certification

  • Master Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner

  • Advanced Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Certification

  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Certification

  • Diploma in Advanced Counseling for Depression

  • Gestalt Psychotherapy Certification

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Certification

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Doulas of North America (DONA)
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWOHNN), Student
  • International Association of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis
  • American Student Nurses Association
  • Women's Health Coalition, Canada

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