Telemental Health Series
Available in live webinars, or by recording
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This PSI professional webinar series was created as a response to the immediate need for mental health providers to utilize telemental health platforms, using best practices and reliable technology. All sessions will include attention to the priorities of confidentiality, client privacy and accessibility to telephone or teletherapy. Presenters are Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professionals (PMH-Cs) and experts in the use of teletherapy. Each session is presented live, with time for Q and A, and discussion of benefits and successes participants have experienced with telemental health.
All live classes are from 1:00-3:00pm Eastern Time, and available by recording post-class.
Session 1: Monday March 30, 2020, 1:00-3:00 Eastern – Register for the class & get the recorded session
- Creating and Maintaining an Ethical Telemental Health Practice for Perinatal Mental Health Clients
Jana Glass, LPC, MAC, PMH-C, BC-TMH
This informative webinar will cover the steps to create and maintain an ethical and HIPAA compliant telemental health practice meeting the short term needs during COVID19 while creating a sustainable practice to use with clients who benefit from this mode of therapy. Additional topics will include: informed consent, safety planning, increasing comfort level with technology, and self care needed working with technology all day. There will also be time for Q and A along with time for participants to share some of the benefits and successes experienced with telemental health.
Session 2: Monday, April 13, 2020, 1:00-3:00 pm Eastern
- Making Technology Work for Your Practice & Your Clients
Jenna Daly, LCSW, PMH-C
Developing and maintaining electronic health records and the use of technology in support of telemental health practice. Jenna will talk about choosing and optimizing tele-mental health products and services, with a focus on HIPAA and affordability, and the needs of anxious clients.
- Supporting parents of young children and infants.
Meyleen Velasquez, LCSW, PMH-C, RPT-S
As perinatal mental health professionals, we are often searching for tools and strategies to support our clients effectively. The transition from in-person to online services requires adjusting interventions to realistically and reasonably help families. This webinar will explore the challenges that parents/caregivers of infants and young children are experiencing during this quarantine period and will provide professionals with techniques to support families.
Session 3: Monday April 27, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm Eastern
- Preparing for Childbirth in Anxious Times
Laura Winters, LCSW, PMH-C
Preparing for Childbirth in Anxious Times – Learn how to help couples prepare for the possibility of moms birthing alone. We will discuss strategies to help ease anxiety, ways to include partners and other support people, and communicating needs to medical professionals.
- Addressing Loss and Bereavement
Beth Shelton, LCSW, PMH-C
Session 4: Monday May 11, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm Eastern
- Teletherapy to Address Trauma; EMDR in a Telemental Health format
Mandy Wannarka, MSW, LICSW, PMH-C
This presentation will inform mental health practitioners about the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to heal trauma by briefly discussing the theoretical model of EMDR, protocol for its use, considerations for its use through telehealth and how it can be applied to reproductive health traumas.
- Sensory Awareness for Grounding and Self-regulation for Perinatal Clients
Helena Vissing, PsyD, PMH-C
This presentation will focus on how providers can help new mothers and parents develop skills to orient to the stabilizing and joyful sensations of parenting to balance the overwhelm and symptoms of PMADs.
Session 5: Monday May 25, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm Eastern
- Supporting the needs of Military Families
Corrie M. Avila, LCSW, CCTP, PMH-C, BC-TMH
This presentation will help you develop methods and techniques for working with military families during the perinatal period utilizing technology and telehealth. Learn to recognize the risks specific to this population, implement techniques and build a strengths based approach, thus tapping into their resilience.
- Working with Couples
Bina Bird, MA, LMFT-S, PMH-C
Couples therapy can be challenging enough in the office setting so the transition to telehealth can feel overwhelming. This presentation will focus on how to work with couples via telehealth and also address some of the common challenges couples are facing during this Covid 19 crisis.
Each class is 2 CE hours credits; Full course is 10 CE hours
- APA: Postpartum Support International (PSI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Postpartum Support International (PSI) maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- NBCC Counselors: Postpartum Support International has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6765. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Postpartum Support International is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. NBCC requires that attendees view the live webinar to receive CE credit.
- Occupational Therapists: PSI is an approved provider of CEUs by American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Provider #11342. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.
- CAPPA: PSI is approved by CAPPA as a continuing education provider
- Social Workers: When the course is completed in May, we will apply to NASW for CE approval of the series recording as distance learning.