NEW!Maternal Mental Health Intensive Online: Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

8 Hours, 8 CE Credits

If you are a psychologist, a social worker, a midwife, or other mental health professional currently practicing or just entering clinical practice, consider this training to help you update your knowledge base about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. This will help you build your practice and push your career forward.

As a mental health professional, it's very likely you will treat clients who face mental health challenges such as postpartum depression and anxiety during their reproductive years and who need specialized treatment to cope and move forward successfully.

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

$295 Purchase Course

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Bundle Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders with Perinatal Grief & Loss
(18 CE credits)

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Class Curriculum


  SECTION 1 : The Complex Terrain of Parenthood
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  SECTION 2: Perinatal Emotional Adjustment
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  SECTION 4: Range of PMADs and Issues Around Diagnosis
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  SECTION 8: Implications of Managed and Unmanaged Maternal & Paternal Mental Illness, Treatment Interventions
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  SECTION 9: Principles of Perinatal Psychiatric Care
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  SECTION 10: Fathers and Perinatal Distress
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  SECTION 11: ART and Third Party Reproduction
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  SECTION 13: Clinician's Use of Self and Burn-out Prevention
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  SECTION 14: Applying Skills: Supervision
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  COMPREHENSIVE TEST (REQUIRED FOR COURSE COMPLETION and CE CREDITS)
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Instructors

Christiane Manzella, PhD
Lead Instructor & Senior Psychologist

Dr. Manzella possesses extensive experience as a clinician providing psychotherapy and supervision and as a professor of psychology at New York University.

Dr. Manzella’s focus at Seleni is to provide clinical care and to provide training and supervision, especially around grief and bereavement, her specialty. She is an empathic clinician, helping women, men, and families navigate the complex terrain of grief related to perinatal loss, manage the unique issues associated fertility challenges, and move through the challenges of recovering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Manzella is also an expert on the relationship between loss and trauma. She continues to use and teach mindfulness-based clinical interventions, including those she developed through her research and teaching as an international consultant on managing loss and trauma.  

Dr. Manzella earned both her master's degree in clinical psychology and doctorate in counseling psychology from New York University.

Dr. Manzella has also completed postdoctoral training and has carried out research related to grief, bereavement and trauma. She has also completed postdoctoral trainings at Postpartum Support International, the Postpartum Stress Center, and the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy.

David Hein, LMSW
Psychotherapist

David brings an analytically informed approach to his work with individuals and couples navigating such life transitions as pregnancy and parenthood.

Originally from the Midwest, David received his degree in social work from New York University and has completed psychoanalytic psychotherapy training through the Contemporary Freudian Society. In addition to his work as a clinician, David is an active volunteer with the SPRING project which promotes education and affordable treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders in the New York City and Washington DC areas.

Ann Simmons, PhD, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Dr. Simmons 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. In therapy, a woman can more easily understand and overcome frightening and confusing feelings as well as more freely celebrate her condition. Also, in the unfortunate case of pregnancy loss, Dr. Simmons has expertise helping clients manage grief and mourning. Dr. Simmons recently returned to New York after more than 10 years in St. Louis, Missouri. As a faculty member at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, she taught a variety of courses in the adult psychoanalytic training program and was part of the clinic and practicum program there. She received her doctorate in comparative literature from the CUNY Graduate Center in New York and earned her MSW from New York University. She has trained at both IPTAR in New York and at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute.

Venus Mahmoodi, PhD, LP
Psychologist

Venus Mahmoodi, PhD, LP, specializes in maternal mental health during the perinatal period. She treats patients with a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, psychotic disorders, and emotional dysregulation from various conditions.

Dr. Mahmoodi takes an integrative approach, incorporating psychodynamic relational work with cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies. Her diverse clinical and diagnostic expertise ranges from working with refugees and torture survivors to veterans and perinatal women.

Dr. Mahmoodi completed her PhD in clinical psychology at Palo Alto University and her predoctoral internship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Through a unique collaboration between Stanford and Palo Alto Universities, she completed an emphasis in women's mental health. Coursework and research examined the role of endogenous hormones on mental health throughout women's life cycle. She also completed specialized training through Postpartum Support International on screening and treating PMADs.

What people say about our course:

“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 online training as a single course.
(8 CE hours)

$295 Purchase Course

Or, bundle and save $190

Bundle Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders with Perinatal Grief & Loss
(18 CE credits)

$690 $500 Purchase Bundle

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you will have access to this course for 1 year - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.