February
11-12 National Cross-Cultural Counseling and Education Conference for Research, Action, and Change
https://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ce/conferences/nccec/

11- What Makes a White Ally? Lessons from Creating an Ally Identity Measure
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
As counselors and educators, you may have witnessed an increase in self-identified white allies. But what makes a white ally? How do we describe allyship, and how can we talk about white allyship identity with clients and students? We offer insights gained during our development of a white ally identity instrument. Ethical use of these types of instruments will be discussed as well as practical uses when working with individuals developing their own ally identities.

12- The [Infertility] Struggle is Real: Mental Health Treatment for Spiritual African American Women Diagnosed with Infertility
11:15 am -12:15 pm
The psycho-emotional impact infertility has on the well-being of religious or spiritual African American women has been disregarded in the literature, with most infertility research consisting of high-income Caucasian women and couples. Research by the presenter revealed that cultural and religious beliefs about infertility, coupled with the stigma about receiving formal mental health service, results in African American women feeling the need to be strong and silent about their infertility, thus impacting help-seeking.

12- One Confederate Statue is One Too Many: The Story of One Suburban Town Where Faith and Race Collide
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
In this presentation, we describe two studies, both situated in a suburban town where a Confederate statue stands, where a faith-based university has grown around three sides of the statue. The presenters conducted an autoethnography about one demonstrator’s experience participating in a grassroots movement to move the statue. We also plan to conduct and describe a follow-up study that examines the intersection of white ally and faith identity development.
 
12- Not Your Average Blues: Examining Perinatal Mental Health and Infertility Help-Seeking in Black American Couples
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The presenters discuss their research that examines the perinatal mental health experiences of Black American couples diagnosed with infertility. 1 in 7 women and 1 in 10 men will experience a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD); however, African American women are almost two times less likely to initiate treatment for the concern compared to their counterparts. No current literature addresses the lived experiences amongst Black American couples simultaneously coping with a PMAD and infertility.


March
22-Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training
Class 3: Evidence Based Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Specialized training webinar series hosted by Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom. This 8-session course, running from February 22 - May 24, 2021, is presented by top experts and trainers in the field of perinatal mental health. Join from the comfort of your own home or office, and network with other participants through the course while you complete this certificate course in perinatal mental health. PSI Member discount.
Registration closes on Friday February 12, at 11:55pm Pacific Time

24-Telehealth Certification Institute
Treating Infertility and Perinatal Issues Using Telehealth


May
7-Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services- Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Conference:
Perinatal Mental Health Treatment Implications for Women of Color
1 out of 7 birthing women will experience a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD).  Furthermore, women of color often have various intersections that further complicate their experiences with PMADs. Left untreated, PMADs can impact interpersonal relationships, mother-baby attachment, finances, and lead to or exacerbate substance use.  Mental health clinicians need to understand PMADs and its impact, have knowledge of various methods to assess and screen for PMADs, and apply effective treatment modalities. This training will provide an overview of perinatal mood disorders and how they present in women of color, discuss effective treatment and psychotherapeutic models, and identity useful skills to screen for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders in order to make appropriate referrals.

Learning Objectives:
1.    Describe and define three (3) perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and how they may present in women of color.                                                    
2.    Identify and discuss three (3) effective treatment techniques and theories when working with this population.                                 
3.    Apply two (2) skills to screen for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and using appropriate referral sources.


21-Postpartum Support International Advanced Psychotherapy Training
The 6-hour Advanced Perinatal Psychotherapy certificate course must be completed in person as a pre-requisite to register for the perinatal mental health certification exam.


July
7 & 8-Postpartum Support International Conference (Virtual)
2-Day PMAD: Components of Care
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care is a 2-day, thorough and evidence-based curriculum designed for nurses, physicians, social workers, mental health providers, childbirth professionals, social support providers, or anyone interested in learning skills and knowledge for assessment and treatment of perinatal mood disorders.


11-Postpartum Support International Advanced Psychotherapy Training
The 6-hour Advanced Perinatal Psychotherapy certificate course must be completed in person as a pre-requisite to register for the perinatal mental health certification exam.


October
3-Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) *Registration link coming soon*
Infertility and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Treatment Implication for Women of Color
20% of the United States population will be diagnosed with infertility, with women of color experiencing the disease at greater rates than their counterparts. Literature has indicated that infertility can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. Additionally, 1 in 5 birthing people of color will experience a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD). Infertility is identified as a risk factor for developing a PMAD. Furthermore, women of color often have various intersections that further complicate their experiences with PMADs. Left untreated, PMADs can impact interpersonal relationships, mother-baby attachment, finances, and lead to or exacerbate substance use.  To operate from a culturally humble lens, mental health professionals need to understand the impact of infertility and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders on women of color. This presentation will provide an overview of infertility and perinatal mental health in women of color and offer useful treatment implications. focus on useful mental health strategies and techniques when working with those experiencing infertility and perinatal mental health issues.
Learning Objectives:
•    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to define infertility and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
•    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to discuss how infertility and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders impact women of color.
•    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to discuss effective treatment techniques when working with this population.