Feb-May 2023 - PSI and 2020 Mom Webinar - Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training

02/13/2023 01:00 PM - 05/22/2023 05:00 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 2020 Mom. This 8-session course, running from February 13 - May 22, 2023, 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 Wednesday February 8, at 11:55pm Eastern Time



  • Class #1, on February 13, 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
  • Options: 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 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 January 13, 2023. After January 13, 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 wdavis@postpartum.net



  • Feb 13 Class 1: Overview of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Wendy N. Davis, PhD, PMH-C
  • Feb 27  Class 2: Screening, Assessment/Intake, Breastfeeding, Treatment Options Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA, CLC, PMH-C
  • Mar 13  Class 3: Evidence Based PMH Psychotherapy Kristy Christopher-Holloway, EdD, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, CPCS, ACS, PHM-C
  • Mar 27  Class 4: Dads and Perinatal Mental Health Danny Singley, PhD, APBB
  • Apr 10   Class 5:  Additional Considerations and Cultural Competency Gabrielle Kaufman, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT, NCC, PMH-C
  • April 24  Class 6: Psychological Gestation of Pregnancy and Postpartum Diana Lynn Barnes, PsyD, MFT, PMH-C
  • May 8   Class 7: Perinatal Mental Health and Psychopharmacology Chris Raines RN MSN APRN-BC
  • May 22  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: This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Oregon Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Approval valid through 9/13/2023. OCEAN ID #2021-26

  • 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 02/13/2023 to 02/13/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This course is approved for 16 hours AAFP Prescribed credits. AMA/AAFP Equivalency - Providers may choose to include the following in addition to the AAFP credit statement: 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.


Contact Stacey.porter@2020mom.org with questions about the webinar.
Contact membership@postpartum.net with questions about PSI Membership.
Contact wdavis@postpartum.net  to submit grievances