Training for Therapists PMAD

This is a 6 hour workshop led by clinicians who are currently working within the PMAD patient population.

This will be an interactive experience open to a limited number of therapists. We will review current screening tools, case studies from all the areas of PMADs – anxiety, OCD, depression, PTSD/Birth Trauma and psychosis. These specialized clinicians will then discuss treatment options, other therapy models as well as follow up treatment plans.  There will be allotted time for questions / answers regarding each case study. 

How to screen for PMADs and which tools to use (utilizing nationally validated tools as well as effective discussion tool), PMAD specific  Psychosocial history assessment, discussion of initial treatment options as well as follow up treatment plans, crisis plan, when to refer for medication assessment, a discussion of risk vs benefit regarding certain medications and breastfeeding, as well as addition of support group and group therapy appropriateness.

This course is geared towards any and all Therapists including but not limited to LCSW, LPC, Creative Art Therapists, Adjunct Therapists, Psychologists


Melissa nagel
Melissa Nagel, LCSW

Melissa Nagel, LCSW, is a graduate of Rutgers University and University of Southern California.

Melissa began her career working with Children and families in the Los Angeles area. She later worked as a family psychotherapist at UMDNJ in the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit.

After starting a family, and facing many of the challenges unique to our population, Melissa began working at The Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. She brings with her a broad range of experience in family dynamics, anxiety, OCD and depressive disorders. Her approach as a therapist is Strength based, focusing on coping skills and mindfulness.


kim kriesel
Kim Kriesel, MSC, LAC, PMH-C

Arizona native, Kim Kriesel is passionate about helping moms-to-be and new moms in their journey to and through motherhood. In order to serve women in this capacity, Kim earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has received advanced training in the areas of infertility, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy, trauma and infant loss.

Kim and her husband struggled with infertility and experienced devastating losses along the way. In overcoming her own grief and transitioning to a place of peace and acceptance, her passion now lies in helping women who are experiencing distress related to infertility, pregnancy, new motherhood and loss.

Schedule and Registration

Interested in taking this course? Click the date below to register

April 13, 2019
Scottsdale, AZ

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