NEW!Major Depressive Disorder: Free Lesson for Professionals!
Free access to an evidence-based, expert-led lesson on Major Depressive Disorder
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect lives worldwide, the role of mental health clinicians is more important than ever. And right now, it's likely that your clients in the perinatal population are facing increased challenges to their emotional wellbeing, and would benefit from specialized support. Learn to identify symptoms and apply best practices for Major Depressive Disorder in your work with parents and families with this free excerpt from Seleni's Maternal Mental Health Intensive training program.
This free lesson is an excerpt from the Seleni Institute's signature online course, the Maternal Mental Health Intensive: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Clinicians will learn to identify and utilize best practices treatment for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in the perinatal timeframe.
Participants who complete this free lesson are not eligible for a certificate of completion. To take the certificate course, you will need to purchase access to the full Maternal Mental Health Intensive: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. online training (all online courses are currently 20% off with code SELENIHEALTH20OFF). Learn more about how training with Seleni will build your practice and push your career forward.
About Your Instructor
Dr. Ann Simmon has more than 20 years of clinical experience. As a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist, she focuses on how women experience their own bodies and emotional lives before, during, and after pregnancy. She believes that the many different, and often confusing, feelings around pregnancy deserve to be explored, and that some feelings, such as depression, may be unexpected.
Nitzia Logothetis, MSc, MA, LMHC, is a licensed psychotherapist and the Founder and Executive Director of Seleni Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing care, research, professional training, and information central to maternal and reproductive mental health. Mrs. Logothetis is driven by a fundamental belief that mental health is as valuable as physical health, and that every person has the potential to succeed when supported.
She has advocated for the mental health of women and families around the world, including keynote speaking engagements at the White House Council on Women and Girls, the US Capitol, and numerous international universities, medical institutions, and professional organizations.
After obtaining a degree in psychology from Brown University, Mrs. Logothetis earned an MSc in child development from the University of London. As an Honorary Associate Research Fellow at The Institute of Psychiatry in London, she engaged in research into neurological changes associated with autism and was a coauthor of several papers on the subject. She later earned an MA in counseling for mental health and wellness from NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She has worked as a school counselor at the Colegio Isaac Rabin in Panama and as a psychotherapist at the Karen Horney Clinic in New York. Her community and philanthropic experience includes classroom volunteer service at the Brimble Hill School for Children with Disabilities in Swindon, UK, and at the Instituto Ateneo in Panama. She also assisted at the Nutre Hogar (a home for malnourished children) and at the Hospital del Niño, both in Panama City. Additionally, she has volunteered at FUNDADES, an orphanage for children with disabilities in Lima, Peru, and served as a mentor to children living with disabilities through Project Eye-to-Eye at Brown University.