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Get this in demand certification and add the specialty to your practice
$1,200 Value 
($700 training and $500 to cover the test) 

Special invite-only training for 150 Black health professionals.


Your cost for $1,200 training will only be $50 thanks to our partners and sponsors. 

Almost 50% of Black mothers will experience maternal mental health (MMH) conditions, according to the Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance. Studies show that dads also suffer from prenatal and postpartum depression and at similar rates as the mom. Yet dad depression is often dismissed or ignored. 

Our Mission 

Initially we aim to advance and accelerate the Perinatal Mental Health Movement in the DMV and ultimately throughout the nation.  Our focus is on achieving equitable perinatal mental health outcomes by reducing undiagnosed and untreated mental health disorders in the BIPOC community.  We ultimately seek to reduce suicidal and homicidal ideation, loss of activities of daily living (ADLs) and income, and most importantly the loss of life. 

Our Solutions 

The Greater Washington Urban League and Palladium with Mary’s Center’s support and the input of leading maternal health organizations initiated the formation of an action-oriented coalition in April 2023.


Our vision for our first pilot program is to meaningfully expand the pool of Black health professionals able to serve birthing persons with a culturally affirming and effective approach.  

The Postpartum Support International (PSI) curriculum-based training and exam fee (~$1200 value) will be offered free of charge.  Adding this number of PSI certified and committed Black health professionals will undoubtedly drive improved health outcomes for Black birthing persons in the DMV.  We intend this to become an annual affair and open to a wider reach each year. 

Key Benefits

  • Ability to skillfully assess and treat birthing persons experiencing distress.  

  • Chance to earn up to 20 continuing education credits required to maintain license.


  • Three days of tremendous networking in a culturally affirming environment. 

  • Energizing coaching from our keynote speakers. 

  • Listing in PSI online perinatal mental health provider directory. 

  • Listing on GWUL Website visible to the 10,000 families we serve annually. 

Who can Attend

The PSI Certificate Training is a thorough and evidence-based curriculum

designed for most anyone who serves birthing persons. This can include but is not limited to:

  • Doulas

  • Midwives

  • Nurses

  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Physicians

  • Physician Assistants

  • Psychologists

  • Psychiatrists

  • Physical Wellness Providers

  • Social Workers

  • Therapists

  • Wholistic Practitioners


Meet Our Trainers

Dr. Kristy Christopher-Holloway 



Tiffany Conyers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Thank You To Our Sponsors

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