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COVID19 AND PSI EVENTS AND TRAININGS
As the news surrounding COVID-19 unfolds, we want to remind everyone that PSI is here for you. We provide support to families and training to professionals from afar every day. Our HelpLine, Video Groups, Webinars, FB support, Coordinators, Chapters, Climb Leaders, Peer Mentors, and Trainers are here, as always, and ready. Call us at 800-944-4773, or text 503-894-9453 (Eng) or 971-420-0294 (Español), to connect with the support you need.
Here are some updates regarding PSI services:
1. Our online directory and support coordinators can link people to more than 550 perinatal mental health specialists who provide online services. Find perinatal mental health specialists who offer online services on the Provider Directory. If you don't find what you need in our directory, then please reach out to your closest PSI support coordinators for further assistance.
2. Our local Support Coordinators provide support and referrals by phone, email, or text.
3. PSI Online Support Groups: We have increased the number of our free weekly online support groups, and added one for pregnancy mood support. Find info on timings and register here.
4. Trainings: All PSI Spring in-person trainings will be presented via Zoom Webinar. Attendees can choose to attend the zoom webinar or transfer credit to another PSI Training, online or later in the year. Learn more.
5. Annual Conference: It's too early to make a decision about the July conference in New Orleans. Registration is open and we will update when we have more information. Watch our conference page for updates.
We strongly encourage everyone to prioritize their physical and mental health. Practice good hygiene, social distancing, and, if needed distancing yourself from the news as well. Become knowledgeable about the facts but unplug when needed.
PSI PROVIDER DIRECTORY AND ONLINE SERVICES
As the news of COVID-19 is every developing, many people have been asked to stay home, and many businesses are unable to provide in-person services. These circumstances have left a demand for services, including online mental health services. We are asking that every provider who offers online services and has taken an approved Perinatal Mental Health training add these services to your existing PSI Provider Directory listing, or create a new listing.
Teletherapy Best Practices: Are you a professional interested in learning more about providing online or phone-based services? Take a moment to visit Person Centered Tech to take advantage of useful information, resources, and programs. Discounted programs available through March 31. Or check out this APA webinar on March 20.
For those seeking help, our online directory can link you to more than 550 perinatal mental health specialists who provide online services. Take a moment to search for providers who are offering online services in your area.
33RD ANNUAL PSI CONFERENCE: REGISTRATION IS OPEN & SUSAN HICKMAN RESEARCH AWARD
The annual PSI conference provides an opportunity to meet, learn together, and share ideas with others involved in the field of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMDs). This professional event is a unique training and networking opportunity, last year attracting more than 700 participants. The purpose of the conference is to bring together and inform medical and mental health providers, childbirth professionals, support and resource providers, caregivers, policy-makers, researchers, volunteers, families, and educators who want to improve their understanding of PMDs and improve their ability to serve pregnant, postpartum, and post pregnancy-loss families.
Susan Hickman Research Award
The Susan A. Hickman Memorial Research Award is given by PSI each year to an individual involved in a scholarly research project that contributes to the field of perinatal mental health. The recipient is selected by the PSI Research Committee among qualified applicants. The research award is $5000, and also includes conference registration and a stipend for travel to attend the annual PSI Conference. The 2020 award will be presented at the conference in New Orleans on July 10, 2020. Visit here for more info on the Hickman Award
Just a quick note this month, to remind you of member resources that can help providers navigate the current crisis together. We have several virtual communities for members to share tips, information, and questions.
Peer-consultation groups (via web conferencing):
For members who are professional providers of perinatal mental health services, to discuss cases and improve knowledge & skills relating to the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, birth trauma, and perinatal loss. The groups meet for 90 minutes once a month:
- Edith Casterline, Membership & CRM Manager
POSTPARTUM ACTION INSTITUTE & WORKSHOPS
The Postpartum Action Institute is created for individuals who are committed to confronting the stigma of mental illness and the mythology surrounding new parenthood. In a user-friendly and non-lecture style, PAI provides unique learning experiences for all professionals and community leaders working with expectant and new parents. This Institute is dedicated to the power of professionals and advocates who are willing to improve care during the transition to parenthood. Attendees will practice skills in an interactive and intimate setting – not in a typical classroom. Through innovative training methods over one and a half days, attendees will gain insights not taught in schools or professional conferences. Learn more about our workshops. Space is limited to 8. View the flyer here for more information. To register, click here.
UPCOMING PSI TRAININGS
NEW! PSI Advisory Council Webinar Series
LIVE WEBINARS: Every other Thursday (2/20/2020 – 4/30/2020) from 4:00-5:30 pm Eastern Time. Also available by recording. Register any time, and we'll send you all of the recordings!
Postpartum Support International (PSI) Advisory Council webinar series explores expert research and treatment in perinatal mental health. The sessions cover identification, diagnosis, support, and treatment. The expert faculty are members of the Postpartum Support International Advisory Council and are experienced clinicians, researchers, and perinatal mental health support, advocates.
PSI Certificate Trainings
UPDATE: All PSI Spring (April & May) in-person trainings will be presented via Zoom Webinar. Attendees can choose to attend the zoom webinar or transfer credit to another PSI Training, online or later in the year. Contact Orrin Banta with any questions. PSI online advanced psychotherapy and psychopharmacology trainings will count towards the advanced training requirement for the PMH-C.
Upcoming PMAD Certificate & Advanced Trainings
Coming Soon! The events listed below are not open for registration yet, but they will be soon. Keep an eye on our event page for more information. Trainings might become online events depending on public health status.
* PMAD Certificate Training (OR an approved equivalent): is a pre-requisite training for the Advanced training and the PMH-C Certification
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEWEST CERTIFIED PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (PMH-C)
NOTE: Our testing partner, PearsonVue, is closing all company-owned centers in the US and Canada from 3/16 through 4/16. In addition, many international testing centers have been closed. Email Jessica Peterson if you have questions.
Congratulations to the newest Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professionals (PMH-C)! The following PMH-C applicants became certified in February 2020. You can find the full list of PMH-C recipients HERE. To learn how to become a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional, visit our website.
We are now offering the option to have a professionally printed version of your PMH-C Certificate. The certificate is for those providers who have already passed the PMH-C exam, and are PMH-C Certified. Visit the store to order!
Do you have questions about the PMH-C? PSI is now hosting a monthly online zoom meeting where we can answer your questions! This is the time to ask questions about qualifications, exam preparation, etc. Join us on Zoom the first Friday of the month at 1pm PST/4EST. Dial by your location (+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) or +1 646 876 9923 US (New York))Meeting ID: 733 060 228 OR Or Join by Video with Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/733060228
New PMH-C Recipients from February 2020
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