PMADs 101

A crash course in understanding and responding to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

Despite impacting 1 in 5 women, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) continue to go under-recognized, undiagnosed, untreated (although highly treatable), and stigmatized.

You can change that. This course will teach you how.

This comprehensive, evidence-based training provides professionals working with pregnant and postpartum individuals with the latest information on recognizing, assessing, and responding to PMADs.

How does it works?

Educate yourself.

Understand the various types of PMADs and how to assess perinatal distress.

Provide better support.

Recognize the signs, risk factors, and cultural considerations of PMADs.

Make a difference.

Confidently provide empathic support, education, and local resources to parents in need.

Every PMADs 101 course and training includes:

  • Presentations from San Diego's top Perinatal Mental Health clinicians
  • A downloadable step-by-step guide on how to integrate assessing and responding to PMADs into your work with perinatal individuals
  • Standardized screening tools used to identify PMADs, plus PHA's response roadmaps to support you in your follow-up assessments/conversations and in confidently identifying the appropriate resources or referrals
  • Additional downloadable resources, such as:
    • PMADs Symptoms Cheat Sheet
    • PMADs Risk Factors
    • Cultural Sensitivity checklist
    • "Typical" distress vs. PMADs
    • Local, national, and crisis resources
  • The satisfaction that you are doing your part in the prevention and early intervention of PMADs and making a difference in the lives of the people you serve
  • BONUS: 100% of proceeds go towards supporting PHA's- a local, volunteer-led non-profit dedicated to providing perinatal mental health awareness, education, and referrals to San Diego parents and providers

NEW!! PMADs 101 Online Course

Do your part to better support perinatal individuals by enrolling in our PMADs 101 course and learning everything you need to know about recognizing, understanding, and responding to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs).

Our PMADs 101 contains six modules that build off each other. To best ensure you are absorbing the educational objectives of the course, each module contains downloadable resources that highlight the learning covered in the presentation and concludes with a quiz to test your learning. This self-paced course will take you approximately 3-hours to complete.

Who should take this course? Since Perinatal Mental Health is not addressed in the general education of healthcare practitioners, and because perinatal individuals typically see multiple providers prior to speaking to a clinical about their mental health (if they ever do), this course is ideal for any professional working with individuals in the perinatal period (pregnancy through 12 months postpartum).

Please note: This course does not currently provide professional CEUs, nor does it cover how to medically or clinically treat PMADs.

ATTENTION San Diego Perinatal Professionals:

Become a PHA Member to receive FREE access to this course, free attendance at our yearly educational workshops, and so much more! Learn more about our Professional Membership HERE!

Host an In-Person Training

Do your part to ensure your setting or staff is set up to better support perinatal individuals by teaching them everything they need to know about recognizing, understanding, and responding to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) within your clientele.

In hosting an in-person training you will receive a private, interactive presentation tailored to the needs of your setting and staff.  In-person workshops are approximately 3 hours long and conducted by 1 or 2 trained Perinatal Mental Health specialists.

Who should host a training? Since Perinatal Mental Health is not addressed in the general education of healthcare practitioners, and since perinatal individuals typically see multiple providers prior to speaking to a specialized clinical about their mental health (if they ever do), this training is ideal for any setting serving individuals in the perinatal period (pregnancy through 12 months postpartum).

Please note: This course does not currently provide professional CEUs, nor does it cover how to medically or clinically treat PMADs.

ATTENTION San Diego Organziations and Businesses:

Become a PHA Organizational Member to receive FREE access to the PMADs online course or 10% off an in-person training. Learn more about our Professional Membership Options HERE!