Sept - Dec 2024 - PSI and Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health - Certificate Training

09/09/2024 12:30 AM - 12/16/2024 03:00 PM ET


  • $500.00  -  Full Fee - Individual
  • $410.00  -  Student or Medical Resident
  • $452.00  -  Group Discount (2-5) - 10%
  • $404.00  -  Group Discount (6-10) - 20%
  • $380.00  -  Group Discount (11-20) - 25%
  • $356.00  -  Discount (More than 20) - 30%


Zoom Webinar and Google Group - Links will be sent



Specialized training webinar series hosted by Postpartum Support International and Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health. This 8-session course, running from September 9 - December 16, 2024, 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. PSI Member discount.

Registration closes on September 1, at 11:55pm Eastern Time



  • Class #1, on September 9, will begin 30 minutes early with an orientation to course logistics and instructions (9:30 pacific/ 10:30 MT/ 11:30 Central; 12:30 ET)
  • Classes #2 - #8 are live from 1pm-3pm EASTERN TIME, on Mondays. See the schedule below. 
  • All presentations are recorded and available to registered participants
  • 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.
  • Join live webinar classes, or view recording
    • National Certified Counselors who want NBCC CE credit need to attend the live webinars.
  • Course includes recommended reading materials, resources, and optional small group discussions.
  • Attendees can join 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 Septembe 1, 2024. After September 1, partial refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
  • PSI member Discount: Log in to the PSI Portal to receive the member rate (if you are a current member).
  • To request accommodations for differing abilities: please contact





  • Sept 9: Class 1: Overview of Perinatal Mental Health Disorders
    Wendy N. Davis, PhD, PMH-C
  • September 23: Class 2: Screening, Assessment, Breastfeeding, Treatment Options
    Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA, CLC, PMH-C
  • October 7:  Class 3: Evidence Based PMH Psychotherapy
    Kristy Christopher-Holloway, EdD, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, CPCS, ACS, PHM-C
  • October 21:  Class 4: Dads and Perinatal Mental Health
    Danny Singley, PhD, APBB
  • November 4: Class 5:  Additional Considerations and Cultural Competency
    Gabrielle Kaufman, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT, NCC, PMH-C
  • Nov 18: Class 6: Psychological Gestation of Pregnancy and Postpartum
    Diana Lynn Barnes, PsyD, MFT, PMH-C
  • Dec 2: Class 7: Perinatal Mental Health and Psychopharmacology
    Chris Raines RN MSN APRN-BC
  • Dec 16: Class 8: Resources for Families, Professionals, and Communities
    Wendy N. Davis, PhD, PMH-C and Joy Burkhard, MBA

Continuing Education Credits:

  • Who is required to take a post-test for each class?
    • Social Workers who want NASW credit.
    • Nurses who are not able to view the live class webinar.
  • CEs for Psychologists: 16 hours. Postpartum Support International (PSI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Postpartum Support International (PSI) maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  • NURSES: pending

  • CMEs: The AAFP has reviewed Postpartum Support International Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training for Mental Health and Clinical Professionals, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 02/12/2024 to 05/20/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

  • SOCIAL WORKERS: This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886708348-4859) for 16 continuing education contact hours.

  • NBCC: 16 hours. Postpartum Support International has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6765. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Postpartum Support International is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. “In order to award NBCC credit, the Provider must ensure that the participant attended the live program, and was present for the number of NBCC hours indicated on the certificate or letter of completion, as required by Section I.3.” 
  • Occupational Therapists: 16 hours. PSI is an approved provider of CEUs by American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Provider #11342. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.
  • CAPPA: PSI is an approved provider of continuing education by CAPPA
  • LMFTs, LPCs, LMFTs: Check with your state or national CE board for recipricol approval. Most boards accept CEs from organizations that are approved sponsors of APA. 



Participants will be able to:

1. List the types of pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. (PMDs.)

2. Identify evidence-based risk factors for development of PMDs.

3. Describe theories of cause/etiology

4. List validated screening tools for PMDs.

5. Identify effective intake questions

6. Describe common issues related to breastfeeding and PMDs.

7. Describe 2 commonly-used non-traditional treatment approaches.

8. Name 3 evidence-based models used to treat perinatal mood disorders.

9. Describe common therapeutic issues and themes in perinatal mental health.

10. Describe how trauma and loss influence perinatal mental health.

11. Describe 3-5 special considerations and identify how these considerations impact treatment of PMH.

12. Identify the role of cultural competence in identification and treatment of maternal depression.

13. Discuss prevalence of depression and anxiety in new fathers

14. Describe common ways that mood disorders manifest in men

15. Describe effective methods to support partners.

16.Describe assessment for psychosis

17. Describe at least 4 concerns that women with severe mental illness have around motherhood.

18. Describe risks and benefits of psychopharmacological treatment in pregnancy and lactation

19. Identify resources for evidence-based data about medication during pregnancy and lactation

20. Describe reliable resources for patient support and information

21. Identify resources for community and systems development for perinatal mental health systems.


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