INFORMATION, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS
Let's get connected!
Are you a Professional who specializes in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders?
We hope to grow our network of maternal mental health specialists, and would love to connect with more providers in WNY. If you would like to be included in this directory, please send us an email with your name, contact information, credentials (PhD, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, NP, MD), and information regarding specialized training and work experience with pregnant and postpartum moms.
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Postpartum Support International
PSI offers several online and in-person trainings, including "Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care" which is offered several times a year in a variety of locations. PSI offers a provider listserv and monthly virtual peer supervision groups. New in 2018, PSI now offers a certification in Perinatal Mental Health.
Postpartum Resource Center of NY
The PRCNY offers a variety of trainings for professionals, along with resources and awareness materials among other things. Learn about Project 62™ A Perinatal Mental Health Parent Support Network and Safety Net in every New York State community, including the WNY PMAD Coalition (formerly known as the WNY PMAD Task Force). General Information Contact: 855-631-0001
WNY PMAD Coalition contact: Jodi Hitchcock at
Postpartum Stress Center
Karen Kleiman offers an intensive 12 hour postgraduate course at her facility in PA. Click below for more information about upcoming trainings. This site also has some wonderful handouts and assessment tools for your clients.
Mental Health providers listed on this site are invited to join our Provider Connection listserv in order to make or seek referrals, ask questions, share information, or seek recommendations from others. If you would like to join the listserv please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Our Bookshelves
Recommended books for professionals working with postpartum moms
"Beyond the Blues - Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety" by Shoshana Bennett and Pec Indman
"Therapy and the Postpartum Woman: Notes on Healing Postpartum Depression for Clinicians and the Women Who Seek their Help" by Karen Kleiman
"The Art of Holding in Therapy: An Essential Intervention for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety" by Karen Kleiman
"Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Perinatal Distress" by Amy Wenzel with Karen Kleiman
"Women's Reproductive Mental Health Across the Lifespan" Edited by Diana Barnes
"When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women" by Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus
"Postpartum Mood Disorders : A Guide for Health, Mental Health, and Support Providers" by Kimberley Zittel
"Internpersonal Psychotherapy for Perinatal Depression" by Margaret Spinelli MD
"Women's Reproductive Mental Health Accross the Lifespan" Edited by Diana Lynn Barnes
"Traumatic Childbirth" by Cheryl Totano Beck, Jeanne Watson Driscoll, and Sue Watson
"The Oxford Handbook of Perinatal Psychology" Edited by Amy Wenzel