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Postpartum Support International Training & Reproductive Psychiatry Seminar

Postpartum Support International

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Friday Night Reception and Dinner
Reception starts at 6:30 and dinner will be served at 7:30, at The Orleans Arena.
Ended $46.00 $1.91
PSI Volunteers Meeting & Dinner
6:30 - 9:30 pm. Thursday evening meeting and dinner for current PSI Volunteers and Board members only.
Ended Free $0.00
PSI Social Support/Latina Moms - PSI VOLUNTEER or STUDENT
8:00am Registration and Breakfast; 8:30am Workshop Begins; 5:00pm Adjourn
Ended $125.00 $3.49
PSI Social Support/Latina Moms - PSI MEMBER Ended $140.00 $3.79
PSI Social Support/Latina Moms - NOT PSI MEMBER Ended $150.00 $3.99
Reproductive Psychiatry Seminar - PSI Volunteer or Student
8:30am Registration; 9:00am Seminar Begins; 5:00pm Adjourn
Ended $125.00 $3.49
Reproductive Psychiatry Seminar - PSI Member Ended $250.00 $5.99
Reproductive Psychiatry Seminar - Not PSI MEMBER Ended $300.00 $6.99
PSI Membership - Professional Ended $150.00 $3.99
PSI Membership - Organization Ended $250.00 $5.99
PSI Membership - Support Group Ended $75.00 $2.49
PSI Membership - Individual (Non-Professional) Ended $60.00 $2.19
PSI Membership - Student Ended $25.00 $1.49

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Event Details

Choose to attend any combination of the meeting events.

DOWNLOAD AGENDA: PDF for the complete 4-day agenda CLICK HERE  

CEs/CMEs have been approved for Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Doulas, Childbirth Educators, and Lactation Consultants.  13 hrs for the PSI Perinatal Mood Disorders Certificate Training; 6.75 hrs for the Social Support Skills/Latina Moms Workshop; 6 hrs for the June 30th Reproductive Psych Seminar.

This Live activity, Perinatal Mood Disorders Training and Reproductive Psychiatry Seminar, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 27.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All events will be held at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas Nevada

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Wednesday and Thursday, June 27 - 28, 2012

 PSI 2- Day Certificate of Course Completion in Perinatal Mood Disorders

13 CE/CMEs 

Light Breakfast & Lunch Included

8:00am Registration & Light Breakfast 

8:30am - 4:45pm Training 

Faculty: Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA; Wendy N. Davis, PhD; Merrill Sparago, MD

The 2-day PSI Certificate of Completion Course, taught by experienced and engaging faculty, is a thorough and evidence-based curriculum designed for nurses, physicians, mental health providers, social workers,  childbirth professionals, public health providers, social support providers, or anyone interested in acquiring skills to assess and treat perinatal mood disorders. At the end of this course participants will have a Certificate of Course Completion in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care, and an increased ability to screen, assess, diagnose, treat, and support women and their families through perinatal mental health difficulties. Registration includes an extensive training binder, handouts, breakfast and lunch, and continuing education credits.

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Friday, June 29, 2012 

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 Sustainable Social Support Networks in Community and Agency Settings


 Groups and Resources for Latina Moms and Families

Registration and Light Breakfast 8:00am

Workshop 8:30am - 5:00pm

6.75 CE/CMEs

Light Breakfast & Lunch Included

Faculty includes: Jane Honikman, MS, PSI Founder; Wendy Davis, PhD, PSI Executive Director; Andrea Zas Jimenez, PSI Spanish Warmline Coordinator

Panelists: Support Network Leaders and Service Providers 

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Social Support Groups & Support to Latina Moms Workshop

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In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn from expert panelists who have successfully developed social support groups, systems and sustainable projects in their communities. Come share your questions, challenges, and successes, and learn about essential elements of a strong program and network.

The afternoon will focus on creating and sustaining successful programs to support Latina mothers and families.

The workshops will be facilitated to include ample time for questions, discussion, and networking. Workshop includes breakfast, lunch, and materials.

Developing Sustainable Perinatal Social Support Groups and Networks in Your Community 

“Lessons from Tried, True and Tested Social Support Networks” 

From the birth of a network, planning, birthing, and following through to a successful delivery, we'll hear from panelists about building relationships with community partners; the flow of social support networks - phone lines, groups, email, and social media; running support groups; effective support for Dads; working with Volunteers - recruiting, training, and sustaining; developing an organization; creating your public image and message; and the challenges and successes of fundraising. 

Madre Saludable, Familia Feliz: Entendiendo los trastornos de ánimo y ansiedad durante el embarazo y después del parto”

Creating Support Systems for Latina Mothers &  Families 

Moderated by Andrea Zas Jimenez, PSI Spanish Warmline Coordinator 

Panel includes: Andrea Zas Jimenez, Chris Errea, Emma Santizo, Tara Farajian, Maria Addessi, Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, Maritza Smidy 


Our panel will present a variety of successful projects and discuss your questions about providing support and treatment for pregnant and postpartum Latina moms and families. Topics will cover the cultural implications of developing peer support networks for Latina moms, effective childbirth education, training staff and volunteers, involving fathers, running support groups and telephone support, and the difficulty of navigating resources for undocumented women. 


Saturday, June 30, 2012

Reproductive Psychiatry Seminar

Registration 8:30am 

Seminar 9:00am - 5:00pm

Lunch Included 

6 Prescribed CME credits


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Faculty includes: Adrienne Einarson, RN; Vivien Burt, MD, PhD; Christie Palladino, MD; Merrill Sparago, MD; Kira Stein, MD; Nicole Cirino, MD; Jane Payne, MD; Eydie Moses-Kolko, MD; Pec Indman, EdD, MFT, PA

The Reproductive Psychiatry Seminar is a unique opportunity for learning and indepth discussion with top experts in the field.  Seminar will be led by Reproductive Psychiatry Group Founder Adrienne Einarson, RN, consultant to The Motherisk Program in Toronto, Canada. The seminar includes lunch and breaks, networking opportunities, and seven presentations facilitated by experts, which will include research results, practice questions, and ample time for group discussion. Reduced fees for psychiatry residents and PSI Volunteers.

 Reproductive Psychiatry Survey: Adrienne Einarson, RN -- Results and Discussion of Repro Psych Member Survey conducted regarding provider background, practice settings, attitudes, challenges, and clinical judgment in the practice of perinatal psychiatry.

• Provider Engagement with Delivery of Perinatal Depression Care: Christie Lancaster Palladino, MD, MSc -- Provider Engagement with Delivery of Perinatal Depression Care. How do we best integrate care across medical disciplines? 

• Autism Spectrum Disorders and SSRIs: Merrill Sparago, MD -- What are the research and clinical implications of possible relationship between autistic spectrum disorders and SSRIs in pregnancy? 

• Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - Where Does it Fit in the Treatment Algorithm of Perinatal Maternal Depression? Kira Stein, MD - TMS: Where Does it Fit in the Treatment Algorithm of Perinatal Psychiatry? 

• Treating the Bipolar Pregnant and Postpartum Patient - Maintaining Psychiatric Stability in the Real World of Obstetric and Psychiatric Complications: Vivien K. Burt, MD, PhD - Maintaining Psychiatric Stability in the Real World of Obstetric and Psychiatric Complications 

• Psychotherapeutic Treatment Issues in Perinatal Psychiatry: Pec Indman, EdD, LMFT - Therapeutic Issues in Perinatal Psychiatry: Current research, therapeutic themes, and barriers to psychotherapeutic treatment

• Treating Psychosis in Pregnancy and Postpartum: Eydie Moses-Kolko, MD

• Perinatal Psychiatry Curricula: Nicole Cirino, MD & Jane Payne, MD - Presentation and discussion of current perinatal psychiatry curricula developed for medical school residents. Dr. Cirino will present the curriculum she has developed at the Oregon Health and Sciences University and facilitate discussion about what other faculty use in academic settings.

This Live activity, the Reproductive Psychiatry Seminar, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Reduced Conference Fees for PSI Members

We offer a discounted registration for current PSI members and for those joining PSI at this time. Membership is considered current if paid by June 1, 2012. Click on the link above to learn more and become a member. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact the PSI office at psioffice@pospartum.net. To join or renew your membership with PSI, you can select a membership option from the list above and pay it online. If you would like to bring guests to the Friday night dinner, please purchase extra guest tickets above.



The Orleans Hotel

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Relax at the Orleans Pool

4500 West Tropicana Avenue

 Las Vegas, Nevada 89103

Reserve Online at The Orleans Hotel 


or call The Orleans Reservations at 1-800-675-3267

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 PSI Coordinators & Volunteers Meeting and Dinner

Thursday, June 28, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

We Love our Volunteers. PSI Volunteers provide support, information and resources on our PSI Warmline or within their local communities. Our Annual Volunteer's Meeting and Dinner will take place on Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. This meeting is our yearly opportunity to connect with, support and learn from one another. We will discuss common goals, challenges and solutions, and share strategies to develop successful support networks. The dinner is sponsored by PSI, free to current volunteers. If you are a PSI Volunteer, please reserve a place by selecting Registration Ticket #4 at the top of the page. If you are not a PSI Volunteer, but are interested in volunteering, please contact Wendy Davis at wdavis@postpartum.net.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations received on or before 5/27/12 will receive a refund of full amount paid minus a $50 processing fee. Alternately, participants can transfer their registration as a tax-deductible donation to the PSI 2012 Las Vegas Volunteer Scholarship fund. Contact us at psioffice@postpartum.net if you would like to turn your refund into a donation!

Cancellations received between 5/28/12 and 6/17/12 will be refunded 50% of registration fee. 

No refund will be issued for cancellations received after 6/17/12. Late requests for refunds due to a family emergency will be considered only on a case-by-case basis.

Have questions about Postpartum Support International Training & Reproductive Psychiatry Seminar? Contact Postpartum Support International

When & Where

Orleans Arena
4500 West Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Support International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit organization with volunteers around the world dedicated to families suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth. PSI was founded in Santa Barbara California in 1987 to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional difficulties that women can experience during and after pregnancy. PSI provides support, reliable information, best practice training, and volunteers in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, and Mexico, and more than 40 other countries.

Find our Support Map here. www.postpartum.net/get-help/locations

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