27th Annual PSI Conference

PSI_LOGO_best_copyPlease join us at the Postpartum Support International 27th Annual Conference, co-sponsored by the UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders, from June 18-21, 2014 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC.

This four-day international conference and collaborative training program provides education and resources to health care, mental health, public health, childbirth professionals and advocates serving pregnant and postpartum families. The PSI 2014 Conference includes PSI Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Certificate Training on June 18-19, 2014; Main conference program June 20-21, 2014; and a special Friday afternoon program for the community co-hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) North Carolina. You are invited to join for all or any part of the four days; additional details are available here and in the attached flyer.

Choose to attend any combination of the meeting events.


Volunteer at the conference? If you’d like to help, please write to Wendy Davis at wdavis@postpartum.net

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Keynote Presenters at the conference include:

  • David Rubinow, MD, Assad Meymandi Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an internationally known expert in the evaluation and treatment of women with mood disorders that occur during periods of hormonal change, will speak about cutting edge research on women’s mental health.
  • Marguerite Morgan, LMSW, PhD, Clinical Supervisor of Arbor Circle Early Childhood Services, Grand Rapids, MI, will address Perinatal Mood Disorders and the perspectives of African American childbearing women.
  • Joy Burkhard, MBA, Founder of the California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative and the national 2020 Mom Project, “A Look from the Outside In: Barriers to Screening & Treatment.” Joy will share what brought her to our cause, her interest in collaboration. and what the 2020 Mom Project is doing to address barriers to care.
  • Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, Director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Perinatal Psychiatry Program, will review psychopharmacologic treatment of perinatal psychiatric illness.
  • Susan Benjamin Feingold, PsyD, Banquet Keynote Speaker, author of “Happy Endings, New Beginnings: Navigating Postpartum Disorders,” is a licensed clinical psychologist, author and adjunct professor at Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus of Argosy University. In her clinical practice, she has specialized for over twenty years in women’s mental health issues related to reproductive function, including perinatal depression and anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, PMDD, fertility issues, pregnancy loss, menopausal problems, PTSD, sexual issues and couple relationship problems.
  • Katherine Stone, Banquet Emcee: Katherine Stone is the creator of Postpartum Progress, the world’s leading blog on postpartum depression and a New York Times Must-Read Parenting Blog. Katherine also is the founder of Postpartum Progress Inc, a national nonprofit supporting pregnant and new moms with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She has been named one of the fiercest women in America by More magazine, and also a WebMD Health Hero.

Register right here —  https://psi-unc-2014.eventbrite.com

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Postpartum Support International at psioffice@postpartum.net or 503-894-9453.

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