DTD Advanced Learning Community

Join Our Advanced Learning Community to Further Develop Your Doula Skills

We believe that being a doula is a life-long journey of learning, reflection, and community. We are so proud to work with doulas of all backgrounds from across the country and seek to help all doulas build their skills, regardless of where they received their doula certification. One of the many ways we support professional doulas is through our Advanced Learning Community.

Amy's Advanced Learning Community
Featured Meeting with Amy Gilliland

Attend a Featured Meeting With Amy

Spend time with our DTD founder Amy L Gilliland

Dr. Amy is a lifelong doula who has spent decades as an educator, and approaches her curriculum, education style, and communication practices with a researcher’s mindset. Our Advanced Learning Community meets twice a month and is nurtured by her wisdom. Anyone taking an online class or certification program is eligible for our meetings.

This is your opportunity to discuss the novel and original concepts in each one of her courses. You can continue the transformation of your neurological caregiving system that began with your DTD training.

Becoming an Annual DTD Advanced Learning Community Member

At Doulaing The Doula, we offer a wide variety of courses that explore everything from ways to increase your effectiveness with families through trauma-informed and anti-racist approaches to learning how to better manage your paperwork. There are no prerequisites, our community is open to doulas from all backgrounds and trainings.

We’re Here to Make You Better!

With one annual fee of $300, you will have unlimited access to an ever-expanding list of evidence-based courses from our Founder, Research Fellow, and master educator Amy L. Gilliland. This year our offerings include 15 nursing continuing education hours of courses including The DTD Postpartum Course; the DTD Film Festival of Birth Videos; and:

Doula Assisting Birthing Parent and Partner with Birthing Ball
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Powerful Prenatal Relationships
Based on 20 years of research with doulas! Become the confident and calm professional who knows how to develop transformative relationships with pregnant clients. People don’t just want support, they want positive change from their time with you! Be willing to become that person in this three hour course that integrates trauma informed & anti-racist approaches. (3 nursing CE’s)

Your Social Brain
Our brains are designed for us to connect to others. Come on a journey with DTD where we show you how our social brains work and how to meet those needs – even in a virtual environment. Be a better communicator and increase your social effectiveness in just one hour! (1 Nursing CE)

Recognizing the Previously Traumatized Person in Labor
This course will change how you approach every person you encounter, that’s how valuable it is! How do you recognize whether a patient or client has previous trauma? What do you change in order to optimize their birth outcomes? Apply these strategies immediately after completing this course and return for the intriguing resources. (2 Nursing CE’s)

Business and Marketing for New Doulas
Learn new ways to build your practice, better manage paperwork, and identify your target clients with experienced, professional doulas.

DTD Postpartum Course
This course is a comprehensive examination of the first year after a pregnancy ends. This course was designed to help a wide range of people through the postpartum period, focusing largely on parents, educators, birthworkers, nurses, family visitors, sexuality educators, and therapists. This course also supports the healing needs of people after their own challenging births and postpartums.