Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Minnesota

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PPSM offers many opportunities for members of our community as well as our organizational members to receive advanced training in PMADs.  We have a strong belief that those involved in the care of an individual who may be suffering or displaying symptoms should have advanced training.  This is a set of disorders that have a complex etiology.  Those suffering deserve understanding as well as the best care possible.

Beyond the Baby Blues Conference:

Full day conference designed to educate professionals and families about mood disorders and anxiety before, during and after pregnancy.  The day includes a keynote presentation, several breakout sessions, and a networking lunch.  

When: Wednesday, June 7th 

Where: University of Minnesota Continuing Education Center, 1890 Bufford Avenue, in Saint Paul.

4.5 CEUs are available for Social Workers and certificates of attendance are available for professionals and students. 

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Maternal Mental Health Community and Volunteer Training:

August 16, 2017 9:00 am -4:00 pm

Event Organizer: Allison Peterson

Event Venue: Iris Reproductive Mental Health Services

PPSM is sponsoring a Maternal Mental Health Training for community professionals and interested volunteers. This training will help you to better understand maternal mental health complications including antenatal/postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD and psychosis. The training will cover risk factors, symptoms and interventions. It is ideal for mental health professionals, childbirth educators and birth professionals such as doulas, OB/GYNs and Midwives. This portion of the training is scheduled from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm. 4 CEU's are available. The fee is $75.00 however no interested person will be turned away. Trainings are offered twice yearly. This training is required for those interested in becoming PPSM Helpline volunteers, including peer support and Helpline MHP Facilitators. The Helpline Training will follow the Maternal Mental Health Training from 2:00 pm-4:00pm. PPSM volunteer opportunities include working on the Helpline as a Peer Support Volunteer or Mental Health Professional, and general Volunteers who support the Steering committee in promotional, fundraising and advocacy. Volunteers are asked to give a one year commitment. Those who wish to attend for the purposes of volunteering may apply to have their fee refunded after attending two volunteer events. Water, coffee and bagels are provided during morning registration. Parking is limited, please plan accordingly. There is a small lot in the back of the building and on-street parking on Dunlap. Lunch is on your own. The training is facilitated by Allison Peterson, MA, LP PPSM Helpline Director and Licensed Psychologist/Owner of Mindful Families, LLC. If you have questions please contact Allison at 612.486.2956.

Private PMAD Training:

If your organization would like for a representative from PPSM to come to your facility to provide a training tailored to your specific needs, we would be delighted to provide this.  These trainings typically last 1-2 hours and we ask that you make a donation to our organization in exchange for the training.  Please contact us at

Professional Education:

We offer continuing education to providers that will enhance knowledge of standardized treatment protocols, up to date research and clinical pearls.  Our goal is to help improve clinical outcomes of mom’s and babies by effectively treating this sensitive population.  We will help you understand the reality of risks in treatments and decisions to not treat. 

The education team of Crystal Clancy LMFT and Samantha Huguelet DNP are specialists in reproductive mental health and will come to your office and provide lectures and round table discussed based on your clinical need.  Samantha is a specialist in reproductive psychiatry and part of Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Minnesota (PPSM).  Crystal is a specialist in perinatal mental health therapy, and is one of the founding members and co-director of PPSM. Both have been working with perinatal mental health for the past decade.

If you would like more information about training, please complete the following form: 

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PSI's Perinatal Mood Disorder: Components of Care 2 day course:

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.

Faculty: Wendy N. Davis, PhD; Crystal Clancy, MA, LMFT; Lisa Cross, MA, LMFT; Samantha Huguelet, DNP, APRN


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