LAMMHA ECHO Perinatal Case Conference Series

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The ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) model uses a virtual educational lecture series and patient case discussion to improve provider preparedness to treat patients and improve patient outcomes. The LAMMHA ECHO Perinatal Case Conference Series will use the ECHO model to improve providers' capacity to care for their patients' mental health, aimed to improve patient identification and decrease suicide rates.

Next Session:

June 11, 2024 | Psychopharmacology Approaches During Pregnancy and Lactation

 


Cohort 2, 2024 dates (second Tuesday of the month at 12:00pm PST)

February 13 | March 12 | April 9 | May 14 | June 11 | July 9 | August 13 | September 10 | October 8 | November 12

Topics to be covered

February 13, 2024 | Addressing Perinatal Mental Health with Collaborative Care

Presenters

 

Anna King
Anna King, LCSW, PMH-C

Anna King, LCSW, PMH-C, (she/her) is a licensed clinical social worker and certified perinatal mental health specialist. She has over 10-years' experience in serving the mental health needs of the community and has found her passion in supporting folks across the reproductive journey. She has been a social worker in a hospital Emergency Department, birthing center, and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). She currently serves as the Director of Training with Maternal Mental Health NOW where she curates conference events and develops curricula to educate providers on perinatal mental health.

She also serves as an inaugural Health Advisory Board member with Babylist and is an active member of The Blacker The Brain™ cohort for decolonizing mental health. She is a part-time psychotherapist with ARC Counseling and Wellness and a Ph.D. student in the Integral and Transpersonal Psychology program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She has also served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with Postpartum Support International (PSI) to write and review exam items for the national perinatal mental health certification.

Ian Bennett MD, PhD
Ian Bennett MD, PhD

Dr. Bennett is a family physician providing full spectrum primary care including obstetric, family planning, pediatric and general adult health care with particular expertise in perinatal depression. He is a Professor of the departments of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Global Health and a physician scientist focusing his scholarly and clinical career on the delivery of integrated mental health care and primary health services for historically underserved populations in the US and in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Dr. Bennett is a member of the WA Maternal Mortality Review Panel (MMRP) and manages the MMRP ECHO and MMRP Across Washington efforts to disseminate the findings of the recent report of this group and build community partnered groups to identify local approaches to reduce the risk of maternal mortality.

Learning Objectives

  • Define perinatal mental health including an introduction to the range of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • Explain the importance of screening for perinatal mental health in primary care settings to support family wellness
March 12, 2024 | Centering Equity in Perinatal Mental Healthcare

Presenter

Sayida Peprah-Wilson
Sayida Peprah-Wilson, PsyD

 

Dr. Sayida Peprah-Wilson is both a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Full Spectrum Doula, with over 15 years of experience in both fields. She specializes in multicultural psychology, trauma, suicide prevention and perinatal mental health, and has practiced in community-based, in-home, psychiatric hospital and prison settings. She has a multifaceted career as a psychologist, consultant, diversity educator and community doula program co-director with Frontline Doulas and Sankofa Birthworkers Collective of the Inland Empire. Dr. Sayida is the Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization Diversity Uplifts, Inc., whose mission is to improve the well-being of women, birthing people, children and families and increase cultural competence and humility among providers who serve them.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify disparities in care for birthing people and their impact on perinatal mental health
  • Integrate two culturally sensitive approaches to perinatal mental health care

 

April 9, 2024 | Addressing Perinatal Mental Health During Obstetric and Well Baby Visits​

Presenter

Jolene Collins
Jolene Collins, MD

 

Jolene Collins, MD MACM is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She received her medical degree from University of California, San Francisco and completed her pediatric training at Children’s Hospital Oakland before going on to receive a Master’s in Academic Medicine from the University of Southern California. Her area of focus is in medical education and the intersection with clinical operations.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify 3 ways caregiver mental health impacts infant and child development
  • Identify the recommended timeline for screening protocol during the perinatal period
  • Identify 3 screening tools commonly integrated within obstetric and well baby visits
May 14, 2024 | Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders

Presenter

Emily Dossett
Emily Dossett, MD, MTS

 

Emily C. Dossett, MD, MTS, is a reproductive psychiatrist and the founder and director of the Reproductive Mental Health Program at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. Dr. Dossett is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and of Obstetrics-Gynecology at USC’s Keck School of Medicine, where she teaches medical students, residents, and fellows about reproductive mental health. She has served Los Angeles County as the first Associate Medical Director of Women’s Health and Reproductive Psychiatry for the Department of Mental Health, as well as the psychiatric lead for the MAMAs Neighborhood Program.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify three distinct perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs)
  • Name five domains of potential risk with psychiatric medication use in pregnancy
  • Explain which substance use disorders have evidence-based treatments
June 11, 2024 | Psychopharmacology Approaches During Pregnancy and Lactation

Presenter

Sinmi Bamgbose
Sinmi Bamgbose, MD

 

Sinmi Bamgbose, MD (she/her) is a reproductive psychiatrist committed to expanding access to timely and cost-effective mental health care. Dr. Bamgbose obtained her medical degree at Morehouse School of Medicine and completed residency training in adult psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco with a distinction in Women’s Mental Health. She is the founder of Itunu Psychiatry, a private psychiatric practice dedicated to the mental health and well-being of women and birthing people.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of psychopharmacology in perinatal mental health
  • Identify at least two medications and their safety profile during pregnancy and lactation
July 9, 2024 | Risk Management in Perinatal Mental Health

Presenter

Gabrielle Kaufman
Gabrielle Kaufman, LPCC, BC-DMT, NCC, PMH-C​

Gabrielle Kaufman, MA,LPCC,BC-DMT,NCC,PMH-C (she/her/hers), is a dance/movement therapist and licensed professional clinical counselor with over 30 years experience in the healing profession. For over ten years, she served as clinical director of Maternal Mental Health NOW. Prior to this, she served as director of the New Moms Connect Program of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles providing services to new parents, particularly those suffering from symptoms of postpartum depression. Gabrielle is faculty for PSI/2020 Mom, the UCLArts and Healing Institute and Drexel University. Gabrielle serves on the advisory boards for Hasidah, an organization helping families struggling with fertility and Love, Dad, a non-profit supporting fatherhood. She has served as Los Angeles coordinator for Postpartum Support International and is in private practice in Los Angeles serving clients in English and Spanish languages.

Learning Objectives

  • Name two screening tools for perinatal suicide risk
  • Understand their roles in addressing crisis situations
August 13, 2024 | Child Abuse Reporting & Perinatal Mental Health​

Presenter

Michelle Hartzog, LCSW

Michelle Hartzog
Michelle Hartzog, LCSW

 

Michelle Hartzog is an action-oriented Licensed Clincial Social Worker with expertise in Public Child Welfare and School Social Work. Michelle works for one of the largest child welfare organizations in the United States and has a private practice where while specializing in women's mental health. She is a certified mindfulness and meditation guide and is actively working towards certification in Perinatal Mental Health by Postpartum Support International.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the steps to make and file a child abuse report as a mandated reporter
  • Discuss the role that medical staff plays in the process of child abuse reporting during the perinatal period
  • Describe the impact of child welfare involvement on both parent and infant mental health
September 10, 2024 | Birth Trauma, NICU & Perinatal Mental Health​

Presenter

Sharon Tan

Psychologist, Perinatal & Pediatric Palliative Care Team
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Dr. Sharon Tan is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of California for almost 13 years. She has experience providing therapy services across all ages and currently works part-time as a psychologist on the Perinatal & Pediatric Palliative Care Team at Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital. She is also on the multidisciplinary team of the Perinatal Connections program, which provides support to mothers of high-risk pregnancies, often supporting moms coping with fetal abnormalities. Dr. Tan was a part-time Psychologist in the NICU at Miller’s for two years prior and enjoyed supporting families who had infants with medical complexities.

Dr. Tan has had extensive experience in community mental health settings as well, where she provided training and supervision for services to children birth to five. She is a graduate fellow from the Infant-Parent Mental Health Post Graduate Certificate Program from the University of Massachusetts. She is also a California endorsed Infant-Family & Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and is passionate about helping young children thrive through nurturing relationships and strengthening communities by building strong families. Dr. Tan sees clients in her private practice in Southern California, located in Brea.

Dr. Tan is a consultant and therapist, but the title she is most proud of is ‘mother’ of two lovely daughters.

Learning Objectives

  • List three risk factors for birth trauma
  • Identify two ways to respond to a patient with birth trauma or other mental health concern due to having an infant in the NICU
October 8, 2024 | Perinatal Loss

Presenter

Elyse Springer

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Elyse is a founding board member for Postpartum Support International’s California chapter and currently serves as the CA-PSI Policy and Advocacy Chair. Elyse is an emeritus Governing Council member for Maternal Mental Health Now after serving an eight year term, in addition to ongoing training faculty for the organization. Elyse served as a Board Member of national maternal mental health policy and advocacy group 2020 Mom Project from 2014-2019, and was a 2020 Mom Clinical Advisory member through 2021. In addition, Elyse is training faculty and Emeritus Board Member for national perinatal loss organization Return to Zero:HOPE and training faculty for paternal perinatal non-profit Love, Dad. Elyse is an EMDR certified therapist and EMDRIA-approved consultant, certified in IPT through the IPT Institute, an IPT supervisor-in-training and certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C) through PSI.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify perinatal mental health disorders following perinatal loss
November 12, 2024 | Fathers and Perinatal Mental Health​

Presenter

Kevin Gruenberg

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Kevin Gruenberg, PsyD, is the Executive Director and co-founder of Love, Dad: Support for Fathers and Families. His work advocates for family-child health through the inclusion of fathers in perinatal and early childhood services. Dr. Gruenberg co-developed and researched a home visitation program for fathers and their infants and is currently launching a system to screen and treat fathers with mental health challenges. He also provides consultation and training on fatherhood, paternal perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and building parent-child relationships. He serves on the Maternal Mental Health NOW's Governing Council.

 

    Learning Objectives

    • Participants will be able to identify three symptoms that signal a father needs help
    • Participants will be able to identify how paternal perinatal mood and anxiety disorders impact families

     

     

    What is the LAMMHA ECHO series?

    The LAMMHA ECHO series is a 10-session CME-accredited* and CE-accredited program for California providers who want to improve care for their perinatal patients' mental health. The series is presented by the LAMMHA project with support through the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF).

    • Ten monthly, 60-minute sessions for California providers who want to improve care for their perinatal patients' mental health ​
    • Didactic content on risk assessment and management of perinatal mental health​
    • In-depth case presentation and group discussion facilitated by a multidisciplinary team
    • Sessions facilitated by a multidisciplinary team including University of Washington Medicine perinatal psychiatrists and family medicine physicians. No person involved in controlling the content has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Each cohort series will be held: February to November

    • Registration is open to all California perinatal providers
    • Choose this level if limited capacity to support implementation/QI work but interested in improving perinatal mental health ​
    • Cohort 1: 2023 | Cohort 2: 2024 | Cohort 3: 2025
      Limited to 100 attendees, all sessions begin at noon, second Tuesdays

    See details above for next session

    Register to attend one or all sessions in the LAMMHA ECHO series

     

      Who should attend?

      • California providers who want to improve care for their perinatal patients' mental health ​
      • Learning Collaborative Providers (not limited to)

      The series will provide access to:

      • UW and regional specialists in perinatal psychiatry and quality improvement methods
      • Evidence-based strategies to treat perinatal mental health conditions
      • Feedback and recommendations on clinical practice change to improve patient outcomes
      • LAMMHA website, recorded ECHO sessions, case recommendations, learning community discussion board, and resources for perinatal mental health care​

      Cohort 1, 2023 (sessions are complete)
      Topics covered:

      Addressing Perinatal Mental Health During Obstetric & Well Baby Visits | February 14, 2023

      Presenter

      Carol Berkowitz
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      Learning Objectives

      • Identify 3 ways caregiver mental health impacts infant and child development
      • Identify the recommended timeline for screening protocol during the perinatal period
      • Identify 3 screening tools commonly integrated within obstetric and well baby visits
      Psychopharmacology Approaches During Pregnancy and Lactation | March 14, 2023

      Presenter

      Sarah Oreck
      Sarah Oreck-Lantos, MD

      Sarah Oreck-Lantos, MD, MS, is a Columbia University-trained psychiatrist focused on Women’s Mental Wellness. Dr. Oreck-Lantos is one of a handful of doctors with specialized training in reproductive psychiatry. She runs a private practice in which she combines the most up-to-date medical treatments with talk therapy, meditation, and a whole-body complementary approach. Dr. Oreck-Lantos is passionate about using social media to provide education and regularly consults for several hospitals in Los Angeles on their perinatal mental health programs. She is also a medical advisor for several health tech startups and is interested in leveraging technology solutions to improve maternal mental health.

      Learning Objectives

      • Demonstrate an understanding of the role psychopharmacology in perinatal mental health
      • Identify two medications that are safe to take while pregnant or chest/breastfeeding
      Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders ​ | April 11, 2023

      Presenter

      Emily Dossett
      Emily Dossett, MD

      Emily C. Dossett, MD, MTS, is a reproductive psychiatrist and the founder and director of the Reproductive Mental Health Program at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. Dr. Dossett is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and of Obstetrics-Gynecology at USC’s Keck School of Medicine, where she teaches medical students, residents, and fellows about reproductive mental health. She has served Los Angeles County as the first Associate Medical Director of Women’s Health and Reproductive Psychiatry for the Department of Mental Health, as well as the psychiatric lead for the MAMAs Neighborhood Program.

      Learning Objectives

      • Identify three distinct perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs)
      • Name five domains of potential risk with psychiatric medication use in pregnancy
      • Explain which substance use disorders have evidence-based treatments
      Child Abuse Reporting & Perinatal Mental Health | May 9, 2023

      Presenter

       

      Anna King

      Anna King, LCSW, PMH-C
      Maternal Mental Health NOW

      Anna King, LCSW, PMH-C, (she/her) is a licensed clinical social worker and certified perinatal mental health specialist. She has over 10-years' experience in serving the mental health needs of the community and has found her passion in supporting folks across the reproductive journey. She has been a social worker in a hospital Emergency Department, birthing center, and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). She currently serves as the Director of Training with Maternal Mental Health NOW where she curates conference events and develops curricula to educate providers on perinatal mental health.

      She also serves as an inaugural Health Advisory Board member with Babylist and is an active member of The Blacker The Brain™ cohort for decolonizing mental health. She is a part-time psychotherapist with ARC Counseling and Wellness and a Ph.D. student in the Integral and Transpersonal Psychology program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She has also served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with Postpartum Support International (PSI) to write and review exam items for the national perinatal mental health certification.

      Learning Objectives

      • Explain the steps to make and file a child abuse report as a mandated reporter
      • Discuss the role that hospital staff plays in the process of child abuse reporting during the perinatal period
      • Describe the impact of child welfare involvement on both parent and infant mental health
      Risk Management in Perinatal Mental Health | June 13, 2023

      Presenter

      Gabrielle Kaufman
      Gabrielle Kaufman, MA,LPCC

      Gabrielle Kaufman, MA,LPCC,BC-DMT,NCC,PMH-C (she/her/hers), is a dance/movement therapist and licensed professional clinical counselor with over 30 years experience in the healing profession. For over ten years, she served as clinical director of Maternal Mental Health NOW. Prior to this, she served as director of the New Moms Connect Program of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles providing services to new parents, particularly those suffering from symptoms of postpartum depression. Gabrielle is faculty for PSI/2020 Mom, the UCLArts and Healing Institute and Drexel University. Gabrielle serves on the advisory boards for Hasidah, an organization helping families struggling with fertility and Love, Dad, a non-profit supporting fatherhood. She has served as Los Angeles coordinator for Postpartum Support International and is in private practice in Los Angeles serving clients in English and Spanish languages.

      Learning Objectives

      • Participants will be able to name two screening tools for perinatal suicide risk
      • Participants will understand their roles in addressing crisis situations
      Disparities in Perinatal Mental Health Care​ | July 11, 2023

      Presenter

       

      Anna King

      Anna King, LCSW, PMH-C
      Maternal Mental Health NOW

      Anna King, LCSW, PMH-C, (she/her) is a licensed clinical social worker and certified perinatal mental health specialist. She has over 10-years' experience in serving the mental health needs of the community and has found her passion in supporting folks across the reproductive journey. She has been a social worker in a hospital Emergency Department, birthing center, and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). She currently serves as the Director of Training with Maternal Mental Health NOW where she curates conference events and develops curricula to educate providers on perinatal mental health.

      She also serves as an inaugural Health Advisory Board member with Babylist and is an active member of The Blacker The Brain™ cohort for decolonizing mental health. She is a part-time psychotherapist with ARC Counseling and Wellness and a Ph.D. student in the Integral and Transpersonal Psychology program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She has also served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with Postpartum Support International (PSI) to write and review exam items for the national perinatal mental health certification.

      Learning Objectives

      • Identify disparities in care for birthing people and their impact on perinatal mental health
      • Integrate two culturally sensitive approaches to perinatal mental health care
      Birth Trauma, NICU & Perinatal Mental Health | August 8, 2023

      Presenter

      Sharon Tan

      Psychologist, Perinatal & Pediatric Palliative Care Team
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      Dr. Sharon Tan is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of California. She has experience providing therapy services across all ages and currently works part-time as a psychologist on the Perinatal & Pediatric Palliative Care Team at Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital. She is also on the multidisciplinary team of the Perinatal Connections program, which provides support to mothers of high-risk pregnancies, often supporting moms coping with fetal abnormalities. She was a part-time Psychologist in the NICU at Miller’s for 2 years prior and enjoyed supporting families who had infants with medical complexities.

      Dr. Tan has had extensive experience in community mental health settings where she provided training and supervision for services to children birth to five. She is a graduate fellow from the Infant-Parent Mental Health Post Graduate Certificate Program from the University of Massachusetts. She is also a California endorsed Infant-Family & Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and is passionate about helping young children thrive through nurturing relationships and strengthening communities by building strong families. Dr. Tan sees clients in her private practice in Southern California, located in Brea.

      Dr. Tan is a consultant and therapist, but the title she is most proud of is ‘mother’ of two lovely daughters.

      Learning Objectives

      • List three risk factors for birth trauma
      • Identify two ways to respond to a patient with birth trauma or other mental health concern due to having an infant in the NICU
      Perinatal Loss​ | September 12, 2023

      Presenter

      Elyse Springer

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      Elyse is a current board member for Postpartum Support International’s California chapter and serve as the Established Organizations Chair and Advocacy Lead. She is an emeritus Governing Council member for Maternal Mental Health Now after serving an eight year term, in addition to ongoing training faculty for the organization. Elyse served as a Board Member of national maternal mental health policy and advocacy group 2020 Mom Project from 2014-2019, and subsequently sat on the organization’s Clinical Advisory panel through 2021. In addition, Elyse is training faculty and Emeritus Board Member for national perinatal loss organization Return to Zero: HOPE and training faculty for paternal perinatal non-profit Love, Dad. Elyse was among the first clinicians with the national PMH-C (Perinatal Mental Health Certification) designation.

      Learning Objectives

      • Participants will be able to identify Perinatal Mental Health Disorders following perinatal loss
      Fathers and Perinatal Mental Health | October 10, 2023

      Presenter

      Kevin Gruenberg
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      Kevin Gruenberg PsyD, is the Executive Director and co-founder of Love, Dad: Support for Fathers and Families, a non-profit organization focused on promoting family-child health through the intentional inclusion of fathers in perinatal and early childhood services. Dr. Gruenberg co-developed and researched Home Visiting with Dads, a home visitation program for fathers and their infants to promote paternal engagement and family well-being. He also provides consultation and training on fatherhood, paternal perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and building parent-child relationships. He serves on the Maternal Mental Health NOW's Governing Council. Lastly, as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Gruenberg works with children, families, and adults in private practice.

      Learning Objectives

      • Participants will be able to identify three symptoms that signal a father needs help
      • Participants will be able to identify how paternal perinatal mood and anxiety disorders impact families
      Pregnancy Complications and Perinatal Mental Health | November 14, 2023

      Presenter

      Dr. Kimberly Gregory

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      Dr. Gregory received her Bachelor of Science degree at University California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and completed her medical training at the Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science/UCLA Medical Education Program. She did her residency training in Obstetrics &
      Gynecology at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston Massachusetts, and her fellowship training in Maternal Fetal Medicine at University Southern California Women’s Hospital. She received a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard’s School of Public Health. Board certified in Ob/Gyn and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, she maintains an active clinical practice in high risk obstetrics. She is Vice Chair of Women’s Healthcare Quality &
      Performance Improvement and the Helping Hand Chair in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. She is the Fellowship and Division Director for the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine. She is a professor in the Department Ob/GYN at Cedars Sinai, with a joint
      appointment at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Department of Community Health Sciences. Her research interests include cesarean delivery, maternal morbidity and mortality, safety and quality of care in obstetrics,
      and developing patient reported outcome measures for evaluating maternal satisfaction with the childbirth experience. She has received federal and foundation funding for her research and has over 120 peer-reviewed articles in professional journals.
      She has served on numerous regional and national advisory boards and committees including but not limited to American College Obstetricians & Gynecologist (ACOG), the United States Prevention Services Task Force (USPSTF), California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), National Institute of Health (NIH) Office for Research Women’s Health (ORWH), National Quality Forum (NQF), and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). She is currently serving as chair of ACOG Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI) Advisory Board, and Southern California Maternal Mortality Review Committee.

       

      Learning Objectives

      • Identify how common depression and anxiety are among pregnant and postpartum people
      • Discuss the risk for perinatal mental health challenges for pregnant patient who experience high risk obstetric complications (hyperemesis, diabetes, hypertension, preterm birth, cesarean delivery)

       

      * CME ACCREDITATION

      The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. (Each session is 1.0 credit)

      Disclosure: The regular presenters and program planners of this case conference have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest (s).

       

      ⱡ CE FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS​

      Each session meets criteria for 1 continuing education credit for mental health professionals. LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, LEPs, and psychologists qualify for APA sponsored CE credit through the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) in the state of CA. Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW maintains responsibility for this program and its content.