FAQs about PSI Certificate Trainings

Q: What is the first step to bring PSI training to my area?
A: Please visit postpartum.net and click on the training application. Complete and submit the application and someone from PSI will contact you within 5 business days.

Q: Can we talk with someone about bringing training to our area before we complete and submit the application?
A: Completing the application is the first step in the process. When your application is submitted, your follow up call will include the opportunity to ask questions and will cover details and information you may have about the process.

Q: How much does it cost to bring PSI training to my city?
A: The cost varies slightly, based on a number of variables; however, the base registration cost is $375 per person, with a minimum of 75 attendees. There is a discounted attendance cost for PSI members and volunteers.

Q: Do local hosts pay for the cost of training?
A: Some groups (local hosts) rely solely on registration fees to cover costs, which is possible if you can guarantee a minimum of 75 attendees. Many groups rely on sponsors (hospitals, mental health, public health, foundations, etc.) to help support the training cost, or to provide scholarships for local providers. In some cases, groups use available grant funding as the sole source of support for the training. Some groups use a combination of registration and sponsorship funds to support the training costs.

Q: Are all PSI training sessions open for public registration?
A: Most PSI Trainings are open to the public and include participants from any location, unless the local host group requests that the training is restricted to specific attendees, e.g., residents of their state. If you want to bring a training to your location and wish to include attendees from other areas, we will advertise it on website and email.

Q: How do I get the most up-to-date information about upcoming training events? Do you have any scheduled this year?
A: Visit postpartum.net/professionals/psi-certificate-training to find scheduled trainings. For updates, subscribe to our mailing list.

Q: What topics does the PSI 2-Day Training Cover?
A: You’ll find our standardized curriculum here. (Scroll down the page to find the agenda.) postpartum.net/professionals/psi-certificate-training

Q: What psycho-therapeutic theories or models is the PSI curriculum based on?
A: The information presented at our training is based on evidenced-based therapeutic models and approaches, which incorporate Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, group, couples, and parent-infant therapy.

Q: Do all webinars and training sessions offer Continuing Education credits?
A: PSI provides CE’s for physicians (CMEs), nurses (CNEs), psychologists (through APA); National Association of Social Workers (NASW); National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), and California MFTs and LCSWs (California Board of Behavioral Sciences). PSI can apply can apply for state social work boards by request, if we have more than 90 days notice before the training.

Q: Are CEUs an extra fee?
A: CEUs are included in the cost of some events and are an extra fee at some. Please refer to the details and registration page of each event for CEU cost and details. In either case, please make sure to bring your license number to all events–it is required to receive CEUs.

Q: What is the difference between the PSI/2020 MOM webinar and the 2-day PSI training?

A: Overall, The PSI/2020 Mom online webinar and the PSI two-day training cover much of the same core material. The obvious difference is the in-person vs. webinar format. The in-person trainings provide networking opportunities with like-minded professionals, while the webinar allows you to gain access to the training from the comfort of your own home without the travel expenses. The webinar also places you in small groups according to time zone, for group discussions between classes.

Both trainings provide the first pre-requisite toward Certification in Perinatal Mental Health

The PSI 2-day in person training includes a panel of Perinatal Mental Health Disorder survivors who share their compelling journeys with the audience.

In the online training, one is exposed to the presentations of six or seven different experts in the field. The webinar goes a little more in depth on the topics of therapeutic and legal issues, and offers an entire class on cultural considerations.

Q: What is the cost of the PSI/2020 Mom webinar training series?
A: The cost of the webinar training series is $400 for members and $500 for non-members.

Q: Does PSI offer different credentials or do all all of the available training options result in the same title/certificate? What is that title/certificate called?
A: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care offers a certificate and a badge to place on your website that confirms you have completed the 2-day certificate training. The online webinar series also provides a completion certificate.

Q: What is the difference between a “certification” and a “certificate?” What can I call myself after I complete the 2-day training?
A: After completing the 2-day Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care training, you can say that you have a “certificate of completion in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders from Postpartum Support International.” PSI is currently developing a perinatal mental health certification, slated for a 2018 launch; however, at this time, there is no certification in perinatal mood disorders.

Q: Are there any prerequisites to take PSI training? The webinar is indicated for “mental health and clinical professionals.”
A: There are no prerequisites to register for and participate in the training sessions. PSI training is open to all!

Q: What differentiates the online PSI perinatal social support training?
A: The social support training focuses on and is designed for advocates and support providers who are developing groups and support networks for pregnant and postpartum women and their families. This training provides an opportunity to learn from experienced leaders about supporting pregnant and postpartum moms, dads, and families. It is an opportunity to hear about successful telephone support groups, community networks, recruiting and training volunteers, fundraising, and more. This option also provides a forum to network with others, ask questions, and find innovative ways to develop your group or community network. Learn more www.psi-socialsupport-onlinetraining.eventbrite.com

Q: Is there a PSI training coming to my city?
A: PSI is in the process of scheduling some regionally-based, open-to-the-public 2-day training sessions. This information will be posted as the sessions are scheduled, so continue to visit postpartum.net/professionals/psi-certificate-training/ for updated information.

Q: Is it alright to bring my infant to PSI training?
A: Yes! Babes-in-arms are welcome at PSI events.

Q: Where is the application to bring a training to our area? 
A: Here it is!  postpartum.net/training-application/