Certification Director, Past Education & Training Chair, Past President
Birdie Gunyon Meyer is an RN with a Master’s Degree in Psychology and Counseling. She is Certified in Perinatal Mental Health and is an internationally known expert and speaker.
She is a Past-President and Past-Chair of Education and Training for Postpartum Support International and currently is the Director of Certification. PSI is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to helping those suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Birdie is also on the Advisory Council for PSI and for the International Childbirth Education Association.
Birdie specializes in the recognition and treatment of pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.
Birdie has been interviewed frequently for radio, television, and print media to promote awareness and provide education.
Birdie is highlighted as a PMD expert in PSI’s video that is shown around the country. “Healthy Mom, Happy Family: Understanding Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders”.
Birdie has been speaking to audiences for over 25 years and is an International Trainer for PSI’s 2-day “Perinatal Mood Disorders, Components of Care” and “Advanced Psychotherapy” 1-day training. She also speaks frequently to communities, nursing schools, grand rounds, and conferences.
Birdie is a member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical, and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN), Sigma Theta Tau, Marce of North America (MONA), and PSI.
She also serves on the advisory board for Indiana Healthy Families and the Indiana Maternal Mortality review committee.
In 2007, she received the Jane Honikman award which is given annually by the founder of PSI for “outstanding contribution to the goal of increasing awareness of emotional health related to childbearing”. In 2008, she was given the Award of Excellence in Advocacy from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and was a finalist for the Indiana Business Journal’s “Healthcare Hero” award.
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