Mental Health Professional Trainings

Our continuing education trainings equip providers, organizations, and advocates to support the emotional health of individuals and families.

Our expert-led courses are CE accredited for healthcare professionals including psychologists and social workers. Broaden your skills in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, loss and bereavement, mental health for young parents, and emotional wellbeing during COVID-19.

Why You Should Train with Seleni

Have you ever seen a client post-pregnancy, and had difficulty determining whether they have the common baby blues, or a diagnosable mental health disorder?

Do you feel less confident treating new parents and those who are dealing with reproductive challenges such as IVF, adoption, and perinatal loss, and want to become more skilled in these areas?

Are you interested in learning this and more from multidisciplinary experts in the field who specialize in these topics in their own clinical practice?

As a mental health professional, it's likely you'll treat clients who face one or more of these challenges during their reproductive years, and who need specialized treatment to cope and move forward successfully.

Most graduate and professional training programs do not prepare professionals to support clients through these common challenges, or provide in-depth exploration of other topics (such as infertility and miscarriage) that deeply impact the emotional wellbeing of even more women and families. To address this need, Seleni created the Maternal Mental Health Intensive, a 16-hour professional training which equips clinicians with critical, evidence-based tools to fully support clients through one of the most challenging times of their lives.

The issues

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are among the most common pregnancy complications. They affect as many as 1 in 5 women – more than twice the number of women who develop gestational diabetes. Here are the facts:

  • Up to 20% of women experience prenatal or postpartum depression, and postpartum anxiety affects 20% of first-time moms.
  • 10-15% of women experience depression during pregnancy, but it often goes untreated.
  • Women with infertility can feel as anxious or depressed as those diagnosed with cancer.
  • Half of women experience significant distress following a miscarriage.
  • Also, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, and 1 in 160 babies are stillborn.

Miscarriage and stillbirth are profound losses that are rarely talked about and little understood. Why? In our society, we have almost no understanding of how those who experience reproductive loss grieve and recover. Here are the facts:

  • 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage; 1 in 160 pregnancies result in stillbirth.
  • Women with a previous perinatal loss are at a high risk of experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety during subsequent pregnancies.
  • One-third of women who suffer recurrent miscarriages will experience clinical depression.
  • Child loss can severely impair family functioning, negatively impacting generations to come.

Women and their partners are often isolated in their grief and unsure of how to manage and move forward. One study found that parental bereavement was related to an 80% increase in suicide risk.

Unresolved grief from reproductive loss and child loss puts women at high risk for experiencing complicated grief and is a significant risk factor for developing a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder (PMAD).

Who should take our courses?

Seleni's trainings were created for professionals who work in healthcare and community spaces and seek empathetic, critical, and evidence-based training in build a knowledge base and skill set to serve clients facing reproductive mental health challenges. Our growing community of students and alums are dedicated to our shared mission to treat, support, and advocate for the emotional health of individuals and their families during the family-building years. They include psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, students, doulas, and many more.

Continuing Education

Social workers, counselors, psychologists, doulas, and other professionals can earn continuing education credits with Seleni! Accreditation eligibility can be found on each course's page.

Group discounts are available upon inquiry. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

What people say about our course:

“I liked the self-paced nature and the clean look. I also appreciated the multimodal learning and quizzes along the way to consolidate learning. Lastly, I really appreciated case examples." Jules, Grad Student & Training Graduate

“This was genuinely the most valuable training that I have taken, and I look forward to taking more in the future and to continuing my relationship with Seleni." Sara, Psychologist & Training Graduate

“The instructors provided information clearly, using evidence-based skills. Instructors integrated case examples, which were helpful to learning and enhanced understanding. All topics were relevant and applicable to my work." George, Social Worker & Training Graduate

Purchase single course

Purchase Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders as a single course.
(8 CE credits)

$295 Purchase Course

Purchase single course

Purchase Perinatal Loss & Grief online training as a single course.

(8 CEs, 5 CEs for MHCs)

$395 Purchase Course

Or, bundle and save

Bundle Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders with Perinatal Grief & Loss and

$690 $499 Purchase Bundle