Workshops and Speaking Engagements
I enjoy being able to educate other healthcare providers and birth workers regarding maternal mental health. I especially love working with other clinicians and helping them grow into this field and bolster clinical skills! Contact me to discuss training and speaking opportunities for your organization!
Consulted with and provided 2 hour PMAD trainings for Mental Health America of GA. Traveled to different healthcare facilities in the metro Atlanta area to teach and promote awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. In this workshop, we defined specific PMADS, symptoms, how to asses, treatment modalities, resources, and how to refer.
Adjunct Faculty at the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Annual Conference November 2016
Developed and presented workshop, Maternal Mental Health in Family Practice. Discussed recommended physician protocol in terms of identification and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Explored different treatment options and emphasized the importance of getting resources and referrals to patients and their families.
Presenter at full day workshop, Advanced Maternal Mental Health Training: Applied Clinical Skills Jan 2017
Co developed and presented workshop with colleague, Elizabeth O'Brien, LPC. Discussed significance of postpartum OCD and worked on skill building to help with the complexity of intrusive thoughts and images. Talked about how a history of complex trauma can affect pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. Other topics for this training included: perinatal loss and skills for treatment, exploring how the perinatal period affect relationships and sexuality, and developing the beginning steps of a marketing plan for private practice.
Presenter at the National Perinatal Association Annual Conference March 2017
Co developed and facilitated a training with Elizabeth, O'Brien, LPC, Bolstering Clinical Competency; Professional Support and Consultation Groups. Discussed the importance of ongoing professional support as a clinician and the value of consultation groups as it relates to professionals working in maternal mental health.
Postpartum Support International July 2017
Bolstering Clinical Competency in Private Practice: Build Your Own Maternal Mental Health Consultation Group
Co developed experiential workshop with colleague Elizabeth O'Brien, LPC to help others learn how to create their own MMH consultation group. Members explored professional development in the business side of private practice, and ways to strengthen advanced clinical skills.
Presenter at 2 day training, Advanced Maternal Mental Health Clinical Skills Jan 2018
Co developed an experiential training with Elizabeth O'Brien and Dr. Marianela Rodriguez discussing the significance of postpartum OCD and worked on skill building to help with the complexity of intrusive thoughts and images. We discussed relationship/sexuality postpartum as well as the O'Brien Mind/Body Model. Other topics for this training included: perinatal loss and skills for treatment, birth trauma, and obstetric violence.