PPSM offers many opportunities for members of our community as well as our organizational members to receive advanced training in PMADs, as well as CMEs. We have multiple speakers who can meet with your group.

We have a strong belief that those involved in the care of an individual who may be suffering or displaying symptoms should have advanced training.

This is a set of disorders that have a complex etiology. Those suffering deserve understanding as well as the best care possible.


Perinatal Mental Health and Psychiatry Training  8 am-4:30 pm- Dates & Locations below

This training, facilitated by the Board, will help you to better understand perinatal mental health complications including antenatal/postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD and psychosis. The training will cover risk factors, symptoms and interventions. It is ideal for mental health professionals, psychiatric prescribers, OB/GYNs and Midwives.Topics include: Introduction to PPSM, Perinatal Mood Disorders, PMAD’s and Partners, Perinatal Loss, Suicide/Infanticide, Therapeutic Interventions, Local Resources, Psychiatric Medications in Pregnancy, Genetic Influences, Hormone Influences and Psychiatric Medications in Lactation.
Water, coffee and bagels are provided during morning registration. Lunch will also be provided. Please note any food allergies, sensitivities or restrictions in the comments when registering.
If you have questions
, please contact Samantha Huguelet, DNP, ARPN, PMH-C at

Upcoming trainings:

April 17, 2020- Minneapolis: Registration

July 17, 2020- St Cloud (Note: Trainers are prepared to provide this training virtually if COVID-19 restrictions are still in place) Registration

November 13, 2020- Minneapolis Registration

Feb 2021- TBD-- Would love to bring this training into Greater MN. Have a spot to host? Contact Samantha Huguelet!

May 14, 2021- Arden Hills, MN Registration

Fees & CE Approval:

CME's $200.00, CEU's $150.00, Student rate: $75.00

There are two scholarships available per training. Apply here: Scholarship request form

Boards/Organizations that have approved this training:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians - 7.75 CME
  • Minnesota Board of Nursing- 7.75 CME
  • Minnesota Board of Social Work (CEP #1141) 7.75 CEU
  • Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapy (#2019-025) 7 CEU
  • Postpartum Support International has approved this as an advanced training for psychopharmacology.

Perinatal Mental Health Community & Volunteer Trainings in 2020

This training will help you to better understand perinatal mental health complications including antenatal/postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD and psychosis. It is ideal for any person who comes into contact with pregnant/postpartum families including mental health professionals, public health and clinic nurses, childbirth educators and birth professionals such as doulas, integrative providers such as chiropractors, acupuncturists, occupational/physical therapists, and holistic/naturopathic doctors.
The training is facilitated by Mandy Wannarka, PPSM's Helpline Director, and Lauren Robbins, PPSM's Volunteer Director. If you have questions please contact Maggie Rocke

The Community portion of the training is scheduled from 9:00 am- 1:00 pm. 4 CEU’s are available. The fee is $75.00, however scholarships are available. The application form can be found here. 


August 15th, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Upward Facing Dawn Yoga Studio in Coon Rapids register here.

Postpartum Support International Trainings

PSI offers several online trainings and certifications for those who would like a more in-depth training. The majority of these trainings will make you eligible to apply for membership, and be part of our Professional Resource List. Trainings are detailed on PSI's website.

As the state chapter for PSI, we receive scholarship funding that renews each year that offers a discount off of training fees. If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships, please see the forms below. Scholarships are for MN residents only (Note: If you live near a border where you serve a large number of clients from Minnesota, you are also welcome to apply!).

October 21-22 & October 23, 2020, Fargo/Moorhead

Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care (2-day certificate), PSI Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy , and PSI Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychopharmacology  See the links below for additional information about each training. CMEs and CEUs are available! Scholarship application

PSI President's Advisory Council series (online webinars- learn at your own pace). Scholarship application


Private PMAD Training

If your organization would like for a representative from PPSM to come to your facility to provide a training, we would be delighted to provide this. These trainings typically last 1-2 hours and we ask that you make a donation to our organization in exchange for the training.

Please complete the contact form below to share your information.

Contact Form

Other trainings related to PMADs:

Note: These trainings are those that have been brought to our attention, and are being shared for your own information. We have not vetted these trainings, nor are we endorsing these trainings. PPSM (PSI-MN) receives no financial benefit by sharing these trainings.

The Seleni Institute offers two different trainings:

Shoshana Center - MommaCare Training

ATTC/Center for Excellence: Online, Free, 0.25 CE, Pregnancy & Substance Use

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Online, Free, 0.45 CE, Trauma Informed Care & Healthy Pregnancy: What Providers Need to Know Online, 1 CE Baby Blues & Postpartum Depression: 

Free State Social Work: Online, $16 ,2 CE (1 hour each reading) Women and Depression & Mood Disorders During and After Pregnancy 

Ce4less: Online 1.2 CE (Ce4less membership $80/year or free trial) PMADS w/ focus on Scary thoughts and substance use 

Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy: Advanced Psychopharm Training 

Mental Health Emergency?  
  Go to the nearest Emergency Room
       Call 911      NAMI MN Crisis Resources (click here).

PPSM (PSI-MN) Mailing address:
701 Washington Ave N
Ste 111-167
Minneapolis 55401

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