Training and Certification

Training and Certification

The Gentle Sleep Coaching Program is currently the most extensive & professional sleep certification program available. The program involves over 50 hours of training, an exam and participation in case supervision with Kim West, LCSW-C who has been helping tired parents for over 16 years. Clinical supervision and ongoing advanced training are required to maintain certification as a Gentle Sleep Coach. Areas of training include:

  • Basic counseling and child development
  • Sleep Science and Behavioral Modification Techniques
  • Secure Attachment Theory
  • Supporting the Breastfeeding Mom
  • Postpartum Depression by Dr Shoshana Bennett, author and leading specialist on Postpartum Depression
  • Medical Conditions and Sleep Apnea in Children  by Dr Lewis Kass, Director of Children’s Sleep Center
  • Sensory Processing Disorders and Sleep by Jodi Jennings, OTLR

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