Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care 
Maternal Mental Health 2-Day Certificate Training
Thursday, September 18 & Friday, September 19, 2014
Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel
9939 Universal Blvd. 
Orlando, Florida

7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (both days)

Psych Congress, in collaboration with Postpartum Support International, is excited to announce this unique 2-day maternal mental health certificate training. Depression and other mood disorders occur in up to 15% of pregnancies and postpartum women and all too often remain undiagnosed and untreated. An essential program for all who work with childbearing women, the education curriculum for this training is designed to improve participants' ability to diagnose and treat women who develop mental health disorders before, during, and after pregnancy thereby improving the well-being of mother and child. 
Tracks: Women's Mental Health, Collaborative Care
Credits: 13.25


Registration Fee(s)
Postpartum Support International (PSI) Member 2-Day Registration - $399
Non-member 2-Day Registration - $449
Non-member 2-Day Registration + PSI 1-Year Membership - $499
PSI Volunteer - $299

To register for the Maternal Mental Health 2-Day Certificate Training ONLY, CLICK HERE.

Wendy Davis, PhD
PSI Executive Director
Postpartum Support International
Portland, Oregon

Marlene P. Freeman, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA, CLC
PSI Education & Training Chair
Past President
Postpartum Support International
Indiana University Health
Indianapolis, Indiana

Accreditation Information

Intended Learners
This activity is intended for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychologists, physician assistants, psychiatric nurses, social workers, and other healthcare professionals who are involved in postpartum and perinatal care.

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Assess prenatal and postpartum risk factors
  2. Identify the challenges faced when identifying and treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), as well as the consequences of untreated PMADs
  3. Describe the symptoms and differential diagnosis of prenatal and postpartum depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorders, and psychosis
  4. Identify evidence-based screening tools and best practices for administering and interpreting scores and making referrals
  5. Discuss psychopharmacology as it relates to pregnancy, postpartum, and lactation
  6. Develop psychosocial and self-help treatment plans, as well as appropriate psychotherapy techniques and alternative therapies
  7. Discuss how PMADs affect partners and families
  8. Identify social support, legislative changes, and community resources that may benefit patients with PMADs
  9. Discuss cultural differences related to PMADs
  10. Discuss spirituality and PMADs


This activity has been planned and implemented by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) and PSI. NACCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

NACCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing nursing education activity awards 13.25 contact hours.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 13.25 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioner Pharmacology Credit
This continuing nursing education activity awards up to 3.0 pharmacology hours.  

North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NACCME maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Instructional Level: Advanced

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress and has approved the program as part of a comprehensive CME program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of Maintenance of Certification.

Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Accreditation
NACCME is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling to provide continuing education for licensed social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors.

CE Provider #: 50-16799 

Credit hours: 13.25

Certified Addiction Specialists
Approved for continuing education by the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders.

Requirements for Credit
To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must attend the educational activity and complete the evaluation form. After successful completion of the evaluation form online, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses may participate in this educational activity and earn a certificate of completion as AAPA, AANP, and ANCC accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through their reciprocity agreements.

Other healthcare professionals treating patients with mental health disorders should check with their state licensing and certification boards to determine if Psych Congress meets their continuing education requirements.

ADA Statement
North American Center for Continuing Medical Education complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please call 609-371-1137.

Contact Information
For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-630-6252.

Copyright © 2014 by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this accredited continuing education activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from North American Center for Continuing Medical Education.