PSI Approved Alternate Trainings - Certification for Perinatal Mental Health

Approved Alternate Trainings for the Postpartum Support International

Certification in Perinatal Mental Health[1]

Advanced Trainings must be in person. The PMD 14+ hour trainings can be online

Name of Training

Approved for PMD 14-hour Certificate Training?

Approved for Psychotherapy Track

(Advanced Course)

Approved for Psychopharm Track

(Advanced Course)

Approved for Affiliated Professionals Track (Advanced Course)

Allegheny Health Network and Rowan U. Cares Institute: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certification Program

no

YES

no

YES

Ruthie Arbit, MA, LICSW: CBT for Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

no

YES

no

YES

Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders: Behavioral Activation for PMADS

no

YES

no

YES

Association for Play Therapy: Postpartum Depression: A Family Disorder: The Immense Impact on Attachment and Child Development

no

YES

no

YES

“Becoming Us” Facilitator Training, with a Certified Becoming Us Trainer. In-person trainings only.

No

No

No

YES

Name of Training

Approved for PMD 14-hour Certificate Training?

Approved for Psychotherapy Track

(Advanced Course)

Approved for Psychopharm Track

(Advanced Course)

Approved for Affiliated Professionals Track (Advanced Course)

Beck Institute: Essentials of CBT. In-person trainings only.

No

YES

No

YES

Behavioral Tech: Dialectical Behavioral Training Intensive Training In-person trainings only.

No

YES

No

YES

Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis -

Diane Sanford, PhD: Mindfulness Practices to Ease Postpartum Stress

No

YES

No

YES

Cenpatico: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In-person trainings only.

No

YES

No

YES

Circle of Security: with certified COS trainer. In-person trainings only.

No

No

No

YES

Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute: Mindfulness Counselling Strategies. In-person trainings only.

No

YES

No

YES

Feeling Good Institute: TEAM-CBT Methods for Habits and Addictions: Step-by-Step Training for Therapists

No

YES

no

YES

Ferentz Institute

Master Class, Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT: Treating Postpartum Mood Disorders Through a Trauma Lens

No

YES

No

YES

Name of Training

Approved for PMD 14-hour Certificate Training?

Approved for Psychotherapy Track

(Advanced Course)

Approved for Psychopharm Track

(Advanced Course)

Approved for Affiliated Professionals Track (Advanced Course)

Gottman Institute: Bringing Baby Home, by Gottman Institute or Certified BBH trainer. In-person trainings only.

No

No

No

YES

Gottman Institute: Level 2 or Level 3 marriage counseling training. In-person trainings only.

No

YES

No

YES

GPS (Group Peer Support): Facilitator Training. In-person trainings only.

No

No

No

YES

The Institute for Family Health and Teachers College, Columbia University: Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Maternal Depression

no

YES

No

YES

International Society of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (ISIPT): in-person trainings

no

YES

No

YES

Maternal Mental Health Now:  “Bringing Light to Motherhood: Online Training on Maternal Mental Health” Onsite or Online Training on Maternal Mental Health

YES

No

No

No

Name of Training

Approved for PMD 14-hour Certificate Training?

Approved for Psychotherapy Track

(Advanced Course)

Approved for Psychopharm Track

(Advanced Course)

Approved for Affiliated Professionals Track (Advanced Course)

MotherWoman Institute: One Day Introduction to the Mother Woman Perinatal Support Group Model. In-person trainings only.

No

No

No

YES

Northwestern University Obstetric-Fetal Pharmacology:

Practical Prescribing and Research Methods Update. In-person trainings only.

No

No

YES

No

Northwestern University: Biennial Perinatal Mental Health Conference

NO

NO

YES

YES

Perinatal Support Washington (PSI Washington): 10-month facilitated Perinatal Mental Health Consultation

No

YES

No

YES

PESI: Emotional Freedom
Techniques (EFT)
and Tapping. In-person trainings only.

no

YES

no

YES

Postpartum Action Institute Workshop: Jane Honikman and Shoshana Bennett. In-person trainings only.

No

No

No

YES

Name of Training

Approved for PMD 14-hour Certificate Training?

Approved for Psychotherapy Track

(Advanced Course)

Approved for Psychopharm Track

(Advanced Course)

Approved for Affiliated Professionals Track (Advanced Course)

Postpartum Stress Center, Karen Kleiman: Postpartum Depression:  Assessment, Treatment & Advanced Clinical Practice Post-Graduate PPD Training Program. In-person trainings only.

No

YES

No

YES

Postpartum Support Virginia Advanced PMADs Training for Therapists

No

YES

No

YES

PSI: Advanced PMH Psychotherapy Course 

In-person trainings only.

No

YES

No

YES

PSI Annual Conferences

No

No

No

YES

PSI PMD Certificate Course

YES

No

No

No

PSI/2020 Mom MMH Online Certificate Course

YES

No

No

No

PSI Reproductive Psychiatry Seminars

no

YES

YES

YES

Resolve Through Sharing: in-person Perinatal Bereavement training. In-person trainings

No

No

No

YES

Seleni Institute: In Person Maternal Mental Health Intensive (16 hours - in person).

YES

Before exam, we encourage you to take an additional course on psychopharm for PMH

No

No

No

Name of Training

Approved for PMD 14-hour Certificate Training?

Approved for Psychotherapy Track

(Advanced Course)

Approved for Psychopharm Track

(Advanced Course)

Approved for Affiliated Professionals Track (Advanced Course)

Seleni Institute: online BUNDLE of Maternal Mental Health Intensive and Perinatal Loss and Grief

YES

Before exam, we encourage you to take an additional introductory course on psychopharm for PMH

No

No

No

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute Trainings and Workshops. In-person trainings only.

No

YES

No

YES

Shoshana Center, Deb Rich, PhD: Pregnancy loss for psychotherapists; Perinatal Bereavement for Psychotherapists. In-person trainings only.

No

YES

No

YES

Strong Roots Counseling, Mara Acel-Green: Birthing Healthier Families -  Post-Graduate Certificate for Use of CBT for Perinatal Emotional Complications. In-person trainings only.

No

YES

No

YES

University of Montana Perinatal Mental Health Conference, October 2018

YES

No

No

YES

When Survivors Give Birth: Penny Simkin, Phyllis Klaus, Selena Shelley, Elizabeth Johnson, Sharon Storton, Kicki Hansard, Georg’ann Cattelona, Carol Roberts.In-person trainings only.

No

YES

No

YES

Last Update: December 7, 2018


[1] This list is current as of the date noted here and is subject to updates and changes at any time. You will need to provide documentation of course completion for all trainings and prerequisites. Write to certification@postpartum.net with questions or to submit a course for approval. Please note that advanced courses must be an in-person onsite training.