A crash course in understanding and responding to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
Despite impacting 1 in 4 women, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) continue to go unrecognized, undiagnosed, and untreated (although highly treatable).
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 tools to identify, assess, and respond to PMADs.
How does it works?
Understand the various types of PMADs, risk factors, and cultural considerations.
Provide better support.
Recognize the signs and how to assess perinatal distress.
Make a difference.
Confidently provide empathic support, education, and local resources to parents in need.
Your PMADs 101 Course Includes:
- Recorded Presentations from some of San Diego's top Perinatal Mental Health Clinicians
- 3 CEs for qualified Master and Doctoral level Mental Health Clinicians*
- A step-by-step guide on how to integrate assessing and responding to PMADs into your work with perinatal individuals
- Access to standardized screening tools used to identify PMADs
- 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 Chart
- Treatment and Crisis Referrals/Resources (Local and National)
- 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- a local, volunteer-led non-profit dedicated to providing perinatal mental health awareness, education, and referrals to San Diego parents and providers
*The Postpartum Health Alliance is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Postpartum Health Alliance maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CLICK HERE to learn more about PHA's continuing education program
ATTENTION San Diego Perinatal Professionals and Businesses
PMADs 101 Frequently Asked Questions
After completing the training, you will be able to:
- Explain the difference between PMADs symptoms vs. “typical” perinatal distress
- Discuss PMADs’ risk factors and other cultural considerations
- Assess and identify concerning levels of perinatal distress (aka potential PMADs)
- Recall a local and national resource that provides personalized perinatal referrals.
PMADs 101 serves as an introduction to the conditions known as Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) and is geared towards the Prevention and Early Intervention of PMADs.
Since Perinatal Mental Health is not addressed in the general education of healthcare practitioners, and because perinatal individuals typically see a wide variety of professionals prior to speaking to a clinician about their mental health (if they ever do), this course is ideal for any professional working with individuals in the perinatal period (pregnancy through 24 months postpartum). Prior knowledge of PMADs or schooling in Mental Health is not necessary.
After this training, you will be able to effectively identify someone with PMADs, provide them with support/psychoeducation, and, if needed, refer them to their local/national treatment resource. For that reason, PMADs 101 is appropriate for pre and post-licensure level clinicians*, as well as allied professionals of all educational levels/backgrounds.
TLDR: If you are working with pregnant or postpartum individuals this training is for you.
*PLEASE NOTE: PMADs 101 does NOT address the clinical treatment of PMADs.
Our PMADs 101 Online Course 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. All participants have access to the course for 12 months.
Cost varies based on format, PHA membership*, and CE credit. Please carefully review your options at checkout and contact us if you have any questions.
*PMADs 101 is FREE to PHA members. CLICK HERE to learn more about joining our alliance!
If you are a PHA member seeking assistance please contact info@postpartumhealthalliance.
CANCELLATIONS are subject to a $10 processing fee and must be requested 48 hours before live or in-person workshop/training to be eligible for a refund. Please EMAIL PHA to cancel your registration.
CE ATTENDANCE NOTICE: ONLY those who attend a CE workshop in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Participants cannot receive particle credit. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving more than 15 before the workshop ends will not receive CE credit.
IN-PERSON OR LIVE WEBINARS: Those seeking to receive CEs for workshops conducted via live webinars will require authentication to join (via signing into their zoom accounts) to prove to identify and record attendance. A follow-up evaluation form must be submitted to receive CE credits.
ONLINE COURSE: Those who registered for our online courses have 30-days from the date of register to request a refund. If online participants complete any sections of the course, or download any of the course's educational resources, they will need to follow our formal grievance policy prior to being eligible to receive a refund. Online participates must complete all course sections, quizzes, and the final course evaluation to receive CE credit.
Please EMAIL PHA if you have additional questions or to formally request a refund.
Many different PHA Board Members contributed to the development of the PMADs 101 in-person training and online course. All contributing individuals have licensed Masters or Doctorate level clinicians with extensive training and experience in Perinatal Mental Health.
The following is a list of the participating clinicians/Board Members who donated their time to record the presentation for the Online Course:
- Renata Cameron, LMFT
- Jen Fisher, LMFT
- Bethany Warren, LCSW
- Dr. Amanda Freeman, Ph.D
- Veronica James, LCSW
- Racheal Rabinor, LCSW
The in-person training is presented by PHA's current Training Chair or a qualified and trained PHA volunteer/Licensed Clinician.
Interested in Hosting a Live Training?
Do your part to ensure your staff is set up to better support perinatal individuals by teaching them how to recognize, understand, and respond* to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) within your clientele.
To request an in-person or live virtual, 3-hour PMADS 101 training, please complete the following form.
*Please note: This course does not does it cover medical or clinical treatment of PMADs.