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.

Your PMADs 101 course or training includes:

  • Presentations from San Diego's top Perinatal Mental Health Clinicians
  • 3 CEs for qualified Masters and Doctoral level 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- 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.

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 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 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 because perinatal individuals typically see multiple providers prior to speaking to a specialized clinician 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!

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 is intended for a wide variety of clinical and perinatal professionals. Or in other words, if you are working with pregnant or postpartum individuals this training is for you.

Prior knowledge of PMADs or Mental Health is not necessary. PMADs 101 serves as an introduction of the conditions known as Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) and is geared towards the Prevention and Early Intervention of PMADs. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: PMADs 101 does NOT address the clinical treatment of PMADs.

The in-person PMADs 101 training is three hours in length and the PMADs 101 Online Course takes about 3 hours to complete.

The in-person training is held in one consecutive 3-hour time block. The online course is self-paced and participants have 1 year to complete the course.

Cost varies based on formate and whether you are a PHA member, seeking CE credit, and individual vs. group size. Please carefully review your options at checkout and contact us if you have any questions.

The PMADs 101 Online course is FREE to PHA members. CLICK HERE to learn more and see if you qualify.

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.