Perinatal Mental Health: Culturally Informed Approaches to Screening, Assessment, and Treatment

05/18/2022 12:00 PM - 01/01/2027 01:30 PM ET


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These two 90-minute webinars were hosted by Postpartum Support International and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) on presented on May 18 and May 24, 2022. They present an overview of perinatal mental health screening, assessment, treatment, and referral pathways through the lens of culturally-informed care and best practices in treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Register to receive recordings of the webinars. Scroll down for CE/CME information.




Perinatal Mental Health: Culturally Informed Approaches to Screening, Assessment, and Treatment

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Webinar 1
Addressing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color:
Disparities, Trauma, and Culturally Informed Care

Crystal Clark, MD; Joanna Cole, PhD, PMH-C; Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA, PMH-C

Webinar #1 focused on the impact of social determinants of health, the effects of the pandemic, and improving healthcare clinicians' awareness of trauma informed care and culturally informed approaches for perinatal mental health care.



Webinar 2

Saira S Kalia, MD, MBBS; Tiffany Conyers, LCSW, PMH-C; Jabina Coleman, LCSW, IBCLC

Webinar #2 focused on historical trauma and structural racism and its impact on maternal health and mental health care, defining and recognizing implicit bias and microaggressions, practicing cultural humility, and incorporating cultural identity into a patient’s care.



This project accomplishes these critical objectives:

  • Increase awareness of the impact of the pandemic on perinatal mental health, especially for those in communities hardest hit by COVID-19
  • Improve awareness by ob-gyns and other women’s healthcare clinicians of culturally informed approaches to addressing perinatal mental health

Objectives: By the end of the presentation, the attendee will be able to...
1. Describe the most common perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
2. Describe the elements of a culturally informed approach to perinatal mental health care
3. Describe the impacts of the pandemic on perinatal mental health
4. List treatment options and resources for perinatal mental health care

Continuing Education Credits: Each webinar is 1.5 credit hours

CME: The AAFP has reviewed Perinatal Mental Health: Culturally Informed Approaches to Screening, Assessment, and Treatment and deemed it acceptable for up to 3.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Elective credits. Term of Approval is from 05/21/2023 to 05/21/2024. 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.

APA Psychologists: 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.

NASW: This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886708348-1119) for 3 continuing education contact hours. (10/31/22-10/31/23)

NBCC: 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: 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 CEs for CAPPA members