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Pioneering Infertility Counselling Training

We-Taking Care is an organization that offers a specialized training course in infertility counseling. This course is designed to provide psychology professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively counsel individuals and couples who are struggling with infertility.

Infertility can be a challenging and emotionally difficult experience for individuals and couples, and the role of a counselor is crucial in helping them navigate this complex journey. The infertility counseling training course offered by We-Taking Care is designed to equip professionals with the skills and techniques they need to provide effective and supportive counseling to those struggling with infertility.

The training course is led by Dr. Poonam Nayar, who has vast hands-on experience in the field of infertility counseling. It includes both theoretical and practical components, with a focus on evidence-based approaches to counseling. The course covers a range of topics related to infertility counseling, including the psychological impact of infertility, coping strategies, relationship issues, and ethical considerations.

Why is there a need for infertility counseling? An overview of the training module

MODULE 1: Understanding the emotional and psychological impact of infertility and its treatment.


  1. Personal /social/cultural context

  2. The narratives and the drawings

  3. Challenges –coping with infertility


MODULE 2:  Basic concepts regarding causes of infertility and A.R.T.

  1. Basic medical aspects of infertility and its treatment- A.R.T

  2. The Distress of Couples during Infertility Treatment

MODULE 3: Routine Psychosocial Care: ESHRE/ASRM guidelines

  1. Why is it important? The evidence

  2. Who can provide?

  3. Sharing patient feedback

  4. Communication skills for sensitively discussing infertility with patients

  5. Conducting sensitizing workshops for the infertility team

MODULE 3: How to implement distress screening at A.R.T. clinic.

  1. Behavioral observations: some red flag indicators

  2. Interview schedule…… for infertility……. to be developed

  3. Psychological tests

  • Initial screening for risk--- PGI HQ N2; Well being

  • Detailed screening using Infertility Specific Tests   Screen IVF, Fertiqol

  • The need for culture-specific tests

MODULE 4: Strategies for assessing and providing psychosocial support to couple during the A.R.T. process

  • Intake: preparation for infertility treatment

    • Information provision

    • Lifestyle change

    • Yoga based techniques 

  • During treatment
    Interventions during phases of high stress.

    • Before oocyte pick-up

    • Before embryo transfer

    • The waiting period

    • The forgotten male

  • ​After treatment – Successful outcome

  • After treatment -- Failure /miscarriage
    Breaking bad news


MODULE 5: Specialized Psychosocial care: The invisible grief.

  1. Marriage counseling during infertility treatment

  2. Male sexual dysfunction and  infertility

MODULE 6: Holistic Approaches

  1. SEHT – Subconscious Energy Healing Therapy

  2. Use of Hypnotherapy in Infertility  

  3. Yoga-based techniques for enhanced self-regulation

  4. Holistic IUI and IVF: Positive psychology and affirmations

  5. Mindfulness in Infertility Treatment

MODULE 7: Emerging trends

  1. Use of Internet-based technology: The KindMap App and MyJourney App

  2. Decision aids



 Third-party reproduction: Psychological concerns

  • Surrogacy

  • Gamete donor

  • The welfare of the child

  • Evidence: Long-term follow-up of children born through ART

Course Format: This course would include lectures, presentations, case studies, and clinical examples. Further role-playing and simulated counseling sessions will provide learners with an opportunity to practice their skills in a safe and supportive environment. This enhances confidence and competence in working with clients dealing with infertility.

Course Duration: The course duration is approximately 45 hours

Course Outcome:

The outcomes of infertility counseling training will be significant and impactful as it will provide students with a deeper understanding of the physical, emotional, and psychological challenges faced by individuals and couples struggling with infertility. This will lead to deeper knowledge of the medical causes of infertility, the emotional impact of infertility, and the various treatment options available. It will finally equip the trainees with skills and techniques to develop greater empathy and sensitivity towards clients dealing with infertility

Participants in the infertility counseling training course will learn how to:

  • Understand the emotional and psychological impact of infertility on individuals and couples

  • Develop effective counseling strategies for supporting individuals and couples struggling with infertility

  • Help clients manage their emotions and cope with the challenges of infertility

  • Understand and navigate the ethical issues related to infertility counseling

  • Communicate sensitively and effectively with clients and many more


This is a comprehensive and valuable resource for professionals who are working in the field of counseling and would want to specialize in Infertility Counselling as this is the evolving industry, after ART guidelines and the ruling of MOHFW and ICMR. It provides participants with the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to provide effective and compassionate support to those who are struggling with infertility.

Your Certificate is:
  • Ideal for sharing with potential employers

  • Include it in your CV, professional social media profiles, and job applications.

  • An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill & achieve high results.

  • An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning.

  • Digital Certificate: a downloadable Certificate in PDF format immediately available to you when you complete your course.

  • Certificate: a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate.

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