for Mental Health Professionals


The Seleni Institute reserves the right to cancel the course. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, we will issue a full refund of the registration fee, but will not be responsible for any other charges incurred by the registrant due to the cancellation of the course.

Registrants may cancel the course up to 2 weeks (14 calendar days) before the start of the course, subject to a $75 cancellation fee. Cancellations are not permitted within 2 weeks of the start date.

If you have questions regarding this policy please call (212) 939-7200 or email us

A Two-Day Clinical Training on Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders + Perinatal Grief & Loss 



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The training will be held at the Seleni Institute on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Discounted accommodations are available. Email us for more information. 

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Twenty percent of pregnant and postpartum women experience clinically significant mood and anxiety disorders. One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage. And one in 160 babies are stillborn. As a mental health professional you have a high likelihood of treating clients who experience one or more of these mental health challenges during their reproductive years and who will need specialized treatment to cope and move forward successfully.

At our two-day training in a small, interactive classroom setting, Seleni Institute clinicians will train attendees on effective treatments, using lectures, case studies, and role-play techniques. Utilizing the most current theoretical and research findings, we will cover the three critical steps to treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) and grief from miscarriage, stillbirth, and child loss. 

Additionally, all participants will receive:

Digital certificate of completion

Digital badge for participant's professional website and LinkedIn

Permanent, searchable listing and link on the Seleni website, indicating successful completion of coursework.


Differentiate normative experiences such as the “baby blues” from the wide range of perinatal distress that encompass PMADs.

Implement interventions based on a model of treatment informed by the cognitive behavioral therapy framework, a first-line, evidence-based approach.

Evaluate the need for additional interventions, including psychiatric consultation and collaboration as well as psychopharmacological interventions.

Diagnose and implement effective interventions and patient care management strategies for normative and complicated grief related to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, and the death of a child.

Help clients make decisions about whether and how to move forward with building a family.

Identify risk factors for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and suicide.

Implement tools to prevent clinician burnout and enhance self-care and connection to meaning in your own life.

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Psychologist, LP
Seleni Institute


Our experienced, expert teachers are also current clinicians at the Seleni Institute, working with these populations on a daily basis. 

Psychologist, LP
Seleni Institute


Discuss the biopsychosocial model of PMADs

Review diagnostic and epidemiological data for mental health concerns associated with pregnancy and the postpartum period

Identify and utilize patient care management strategies – including best practices of clinical treatment of PMADs – that you can implement in your practices with your patients and their families.

At the conclusion of this training you will be able to:


Full-time students currently enrolled in an accredited graduate mental health program are eligible for a 25% discount. Toggle the "Student" option when booking. Discount is subject to proof of enrollment.

When you sign up in a group of 3 or more, you'll each receive a $100 refund (refund is given after all group members have paid in full, within 2 weeks before the training). 

Senior Psychologist
Seleni Institute

Clinical Director
Seleni Institute


AUGUST 26-27, 2016

SEPTEMBER 23-24, 2016

NOVEMBER 11-12, 2016

"The instructors were so prepared -- so willing and excited to share both their clinical and professional experiences -- both of which were always so relevant and helpful." 
"Very awesome blend of diagnostics, treatment planning, use of self, role play, and clinical supervision!"
"The clear, elegant and empathetic consideration of such deep material felt like a gift."
"Loved the team/co-teaching approach (and gorgeous space, great binder, helpful staff)"
"I've learned a great deal. But more than this, I've been deeply moved by the material and feel that I've grown as a human being."


This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886720276-0) for 16 Social Work continuing education contact hours.



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