First, PSI has a new president. Leslie Lowell Stoutenberg, RNC, MS, is the Manager of the model Pregnancy & Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorder Program at St. Alexius Medical Center & Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Ill., and has been involved with PSI as a member for many years. Click here for Leslie’s first message as president of PSI, as well as to see Dr. Lucy Puryear’s outgoing message as she leaves her position as PSI president.
Also, PSI will be partnering with the California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative to offer a new, monthly, FREE teleseminar series entitled “Perinatal Mental Health Inpatient and Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs.” The series is designed to help healthcare providers and organizations interested in developing special programs to treat women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like postpartum depression. The series will kick off on Wednesday, August 29th, from 3:30-4:30 Eastern (12:30-1:30 Pacific). To participate, the call-in number is 1-805-360-1000 and the access code is 942812. Future calls will be held on the last Wednesday of each month.
Finally, PSI has announced its call for proposals for its annual conference to be held next June in Minneapolis. Proposals are due September 9th. Click here for more information as well as a link for submissions.