Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training for Mental Health and Clinical Professionals

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Mondays 9am - 11am AKT
Day 1:
Monday, September 13, 2021
Day 2:
Monday, September 27, 2021
Day 3:
Monday, October 11, 2021
Day 4:
Monday, October 25, 2021
Day 5:
Monday, November 8, 2021
Day 6:
Monday, November 22, 2021
Day 7:
Monday, December 6, 2021
Day 8:
Monday, December 20, 2021
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Video Conferencing
Go To Webinar and Google Group
Cost Range
$336.00 to $480.00
$480.00 individual full fee with discounts for PSI members, students, medical residents, and groups of 2-20.

Host And Instructor

Postpartum Support International (PSI)
Eight experts and trainers in the field of perinatal mental health


C.E. Credit for National Association of Social Workers (NASW): 16.00
CEUs are included in the cost of some events and are an extra fee at some. Please refer to the details and registration page of each event for CEU cost and details. CEUs are available for Psychologists, Nurses, Mental Health and Clinical Professionals, CMEs, Social Workers, NBCC, OTs, CAPPA, LMFTs, LPCs, LMFTs with state-by-state requirements/recognition and costs.
Contact Hours: 16.00

Training Overview Description

Specialized training webinar series hosted by Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom. This live, 8-session course, is presented by top experts and trainers in the field of perinatal mental health. Join from the comfort of your own home or office, and network with other participants through the course while you complete this certificate course in perinatal mental health.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • List the types of pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. (PMDs.)
  • Identify evidence-based risk factors for development of PMDs.
  • Describe theories of cause/etiology
  • List validated screening tools for PMDs.
  • Identify effective intake questions
  • Describe common issues related to breastfeeding and PMDs.
  • Describe 2 commonly-used non-traditional treatment approaches.
  • Name 3 evidence-based models used to treat perinatal mood disorders.
  • Describe common therapeutic issues and themes in perinatal mental health.
  • Describe how trauma and loss influence perinatal mental health.
  • Describe 3-5 special considerations and identify how these considerations impact treatment of PMH.
  • Identify the role of cultural competence in identification and treatment of maternal depression.
  • Discuss prevalence of depression and anxiety in new fathers
  • Describe common ways that mood disorders manifest in men
  • Describe effective methods to support partners.
  • Describe assessment for psychosis
  • Describe at least 4 concerns that women with severe mental illness have around motherhood.
  • Describe risks and benefits of psychopharmacological treatment in pregnancy and lactation
  • Identify resources for evidence-based data about medication during pregnancy and lactation
  • Describe reliable resources for patient support and information
  • Identify resources for community and systems development for perinatal mental health systems.

Course Details

  • Live classes are on Mondays, 9am - 11 am AKDT, according to the schedule; however, each presentation will be recorded and available to registered participants at any time pursuant.
  • Course includes recommended reading materials, resources, and small group discussions.
  • A Certificate of Completion is awarded to all attendees who view the whole course, whether through live sessions or by viewing the recordings and evaluating.
  • Attendees will be assigned to small discussion groups for collaboration and study. Groups can meet by phone and are not mandatory but highly encouraged to enhance learning.
  • Refunds are available if requested by August 1, 2021. After that, partial refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Click here for Faculty Biographies

Course Schedule

Class 1: Overview of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Wendy N. Davis, PhD, PMH-C

Class 2: Screening, Assessment/Intake, Breastfeeding, Treatment Options
Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA, CLC, PMH-C

Class 3: Dads and Perinatal Mental Health
Danny Singley, PhD, PMH-C, APBB

Class 4: Evidence Based Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy
Kristy Christopher-Holloway, EdD, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, CPCS, ACS, PHM-C

Class 5: Additional Considerations and Cultural Competency
Gabrielle Kaufman, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT, NCC, PMH-C

Class 6: Psychological Gestation of Pregnancy and Postpartum
Diana Lynn Barnes, PsyD, MFT, PMH-C

Class 7: Perinatal Mental Health and Psychopharmacology
Chris Raines RN, MSN, APRN-BC, PMH-C

Class 8: Resources for Families, Professionals, and Communities
Wendy N. Davis, PhD, PMH-C and Joy Burkhard, MBA

Continuing Education

More information and specifics on CEUs are available at:

Competencies & Endorsement

This training may cover certain competencies required for Endorsement®. AK-AIMH administers the Endorsement® to recognize the attainment of professional competencies in working with children 0-3. For more information about Competencies® & Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®, please visit AK-AIMH's website.

Event-specific Details

The Alaska Association of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (AK-AIMH) has listed this training for the benefit of Alaska's professionals as part of our initiative Project Compass: Leading the Way to Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Workforce Development. Project Compass is funded by AK-AIMH members and donors, the Alaska Children's Trust, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. Visit Project Compass to learn more!

Registration Information

Registration closes on Wednesday September 8 at 10:55pm AKDT

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