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Components of Care Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADS) Training: PSI’s Certification Program

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Place: Courtyard by Marriott Hartford Cromwell, 4 Sebethe Drive

Sign-in: 8:00 am – 8:30 am | Training: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Your registration includes a light breakfast and lunch, training manual, handouts, and certification of continuing education credits.  Registration Deadline: 3/7/2018 | Cost: $375.00 Cost is discounted if you are a PSI Member or Volunteer. A limited number of scholarships are also available for those serving the perinatal community, especially underserved communities in Connecticut; you may apply HERE.  Lodging: Please see registration site for lodging information.

Training Faculty: Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA | Pec Indman, EdD, MFT

Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN | Jeanne Watson Driscoll, PhD, PMHCNS-BC

This two-day course, taught by expert and engaging faculty, uses a thorough, evidence-based curriculum designed for psychiatrists, nurses, physicians, social workers, mental health providers, childbirth professionals, social support providers, and anyone interested in building skills for assessment and treatment of perinatal mood disorders.

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the symptoms and understand the differential diagnosis between PMADs.
  • Understand the prevalence and etiology of PMADs.
  • Identify and explore appropriate treatment modalities to address PMADs.
  • Discuss psychopharmacology as it relates to pregnancy, postpartum and lactation.
  • Identify challenges faced when identifying and treating PMADs.

Please join us for this internationally recognized training event!


April 12th Celebration!

Save the Date: April 12th, 2018, from 5:30pm-8:30pm

PSI-CT’s First Annual Celebration & Member Thank You Event!

Location:  Curtis Cultural Center 175 East Main St., Meriden, CT

Food, drinks, music, raffles, speakers, mingling and fun with others from across Connecticut who want to support moms and families during pregnancy and postpartum. 

Become a member today to receive your invitation!   Or email:

Please contact PSI-CT’s Fundraising & Events Committee with any questions:

2017 Events

Connecticut Women’s Expo 2017

We provided information about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), PSI-CT, and How YOU can make a difference!

Fundraiser at Pastrami on Wry!

 October 18th, 7am-9pm

10% of  purchases were donated to PSI-CT! We raised $100 and had a table at the restaurant all day with information about PSI-CT and Perinatal Anxiety and Mood Disorders (PMADs), so this event increased awareness as well! If you are interested in volunteering to help with future event like this, contact Cory Bernard at

Climb Out of Darkness: June 24th

PSI-CT’s first awareness and fundraising “Climb Out of Darkness” hike on June 24th, near the summer solstice, was a huge success. This event is the largest international fundraising event for perinatal advocacy and this year, PSI-CT was proud to participate with a very moving and empowering hike at Talcott Mountain State Park. Passionate perinatal advocates from Connecticut raised over $3000 to help empower PSI and the Connecticut chapter to fulfill its mission of promoting awareness, prevention, and treatment for perinatal wellbeing throughout Connecticut!

Support Group Facilitator Training: March 2017

PSI-CT designed and presented a full day workshop training for facilitating support perinatal support groups, which was very successful! More than 60 attendees learned the  basics of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), the “nuts and bolts” of beginning a support group and safety, confidentiality, and limitations of support group considerations. Since receiving this training, more than six additional support groups were added to our “support net” across the state! Another training is being planned for April of 2018, stay tuned!