Workshop 1 - Foundations in Perinatal Mental Health for Community Mental Health Care Providers

TUESDAY, June 4, 2024

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PT
Workshop 1 of 2 in the "Foundations in Perinatal Mental Health & Navigating Culturally Concordant Care" Series (view series main page for full details)


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It is estimated that approximately 1 in every 5 birthing people in the United States will experience symptoms of depression or anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum. Additionally, perinatal depression is two times more likely to occur in marginalized communities and communities of color. However, only about 50% of individuals with symptoms are ever identified or receive appropriate and timely care.

Community mental health care professionals play an integral role in the screening, identification, and care of perinatal mental health conditions. This 2-hour workshop is the first part in our series, and designed to educate and prepare community service and mental health care providers to differentiate between the most commonly experienced perinatal mental health diagnoses and to understand their impact on parents, their overall functioning, and their attachment relationship with their baby.


Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the myths, stigmas, and stereotypes associated with parenting and their impact on mental health;
  2. Discuss the prevalence and incidence of perinatal mental health conditions and address the impact of unaddressed perinatal depression on individuals, families, and systems;
  3. Differentiate between perinatal mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, grief/bereavement, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.



We invite community and general mental health professionals and teams of two providers within the same organization to participate. Examples include: social workers, psychiatrists, counselors, psychologists, clinicians, therapists, physicians and peer support specialists.



Anna KingAnna King, PhD, LCSW, PMH-C

Dr. Anna King (she/her) is a licensed clinical social worker, researcher, and certified perinatal mental health specialist. She has over 10 years of experience in community mental health and has specialized training and experience supporting individuals and families across the reproductive spectrum. As the full-time Director of Training for Maternal Mental Health NOW, Anna oversees the development of training programs, including conferences and partnerships with healthcare institutions, and facilitates curriculum development to educate care providers on mental health during pregnancy and postpartum.

Before joining the MMH-NOW team, Anna served as a clinical social worker with outpatient oncology services and inpatient hospital units, including the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), birthing center, and emergency department. She is a part-time psychotherapist with ARC Counseling and Wellness, offering anti-oppressive, body-oriented therapy as a student practitioner of Somatic Experiencing® and trained EMDR therapist. She earned her PhD in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology after conducting qualitative research on the intersection of the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) trait and embodied social justice.


Starts: Jun 4, 2024 2:00 pm
Ends: Jun 4, 2024 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline
May 31, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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