Fall Education & Training For Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

postpartum depression trainingThe Postpartum Resource Center of New York will also host a 2-day training, PSI’s Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care, at the Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks NY, this November 14-15. To attend or learn more, click here. PSI is also holding its 2-day trainings at the following locations in the next couple of months (click here to learn more):

  • August 29-30, Winfield, IL
  • September 10-11, Missoula, MT
  • September 23-24, Tain L’Hermitage, France
  • October 17-18, Fresno, CA
  • October 24-25, Grand Rapids, MI

The “We Can’t Wait” Early Childhood Mental Health Conference will be held in San Diego on September 27 and 28 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The event will feature a session on peripartum mental health with Katie Hirst, MD and Gretchen Mallios, LCSW, from the Postpartum Health Alliance of San Diego. For more information, click the link above.

The Marce Society is holding a Perinatal Mental Health Meeting in Chicago on November 6-8. It is entitled “Optimizing Maternal Treatment to Improve Infant Outcomes” and is sponsored by the Asher Center for Research and Treatment of Depressive Disorders at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, the Marce Society and NASPOG, and is aimed at healthcare providers. Continuing education credits are available. To register, click here.

ALSO, FYI, this week the Postpartum Resource Center of New York will host its 3rd annual Summer Gala. The event is Thursday, August 15th, at Captain Bill’s Restaurant in Bay Shore, NY from 6:30 – 10:30m.  A special treat this year will be a guest appearance by Ciaran Sheehan, star of Broadway’s “The Phantom of the Opera.”  Help support the great work of the PRC of NY helping moms with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders throughout New York by purchasing a ticket and joining in the silent auction. Tickets are available here.

Get PPD Training in France This Fall With PSI

PSIHow about getting some PPD — or la dépression post-natale — professional education in France this Fall? PSI’s Perinatal Mood Disorders Certificate Training will be held in Tain-l’Hermitage, France, located between Lyon and Avignon, on September 23-24.

This is a rare chance to take Postpartum Support International Certificate Training in Europe, thanks to the generosity of La Teppe Medical Center and Oguz Omay, MD. Trainers include Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA; Wendy Davis, PhD; and Psychiatrist Oguz Omay, MD. There are three separate workshops happening that week: Interpersonal Psychotherapy training with Scott Stuart, MD on 16-17 September, Perinatal Psychiatry with Kathy Wisner, MD on 18-20 Sept, and the PSI Training 23-24 Sept.

The workshops are in small groups enabling close contact among the participants. The location and food is wonderful, and the cost is kept to a minimum. All trainings are provided in English. Don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Omay if you would like to register or if you have any questions about the trainings or lodging. You can find more information and download the registration form here.

PSI Announces New President & New Programming

Postpartum Support InternationalThere’s lots of news coming out of Postpartum Support International that you should know about:

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.