Maternal Mental Health NOW is thrilled to offer our self-paced online certification training on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including depression and anxiety during pregnancy, postpartum depression and anxiety, OCD, and postpartum psychosis. Our Bringing Light to Motherhood: Online Training on Maternal Mental Health allows you learn on your own schedule from the comfort of your home. The online program offers 12 hours of pre-recorded video lectures, personal stories, interactive quizzes, and supplementary reading material that you can access when it's convenient for you. 

Bringing Light to Motherhood is an approved pre-requisite course for Postpartum Support International's Certification in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C).

The training is comprised of 7 independent modules: (1) Risk Factors & Prevalence, (2) Symptoms & Diagnoses, (3) Screening & Assessment, (4) Attachment & Bonding, (5) Interventions, (6) Treatment Plans, and (7) Psychopharmalogical Considerations.


What do we cover in our training?

  • Myths, expectations & stigma
  • Impact on fetus, infant, developing child, family and couples
  • Inter-generational transmission of trauma
  • Differential diagnoses
  • Risk factor & co-occuring conditions
  • Prevention approaches
  • Screening & assessment
  • Cultural considerations
  • Attachment theory & dyadic approaches
  • Treatment & intervention
  • Psychoparmacological considerations
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Health Care Professionals including therapists, clinical psychologists, social workers, community health workers, counselors, nurses (neonatal, labor and delivery, maternity, NICU), midwives, nurse practicioners, physicians (psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, pediatricians, neonatalogists, family practitioners, general practitioners, primary care physicians), lactation consultants, health educators, doulas & home visitors.
Training Objectives:
  1. Understand and recognize symptoms of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  2. Identify risk factors, co-morbid conditions and additional considerations
  3. Successfully administer screening and assessment tools to pregnant and postpartum women
  4. Learn basics of effective intervention and identify resources for informed care
Cost: $495
Materials provided: learning videos, additional readings, and resources
You will have access to the content and materials in the training for 12 months from your date of registration. 
*Partial scholarships available for those who qualify.
As of May 2019 CEUs available for PsyD, LMFTs, LPCCs & LCSWs and CHES. Please check back soon for more information.
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