Psychotherapist Resources

If you are a mental health practitioner, training in treating perinatal women is a must. Below is a list of resources for training as well as links to books and online information.

Postpartum Support International and 2020Mom offer an online webinar and Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training for mental health and clinical professionals. They also offer a two-day certificate of training at their annual international conference. See www.postpartum.net for details.

Karen Kleinman LCSW, of The Postpartum Stress Centers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey offers a two-day therapist specific training several times a year. See http://postpartumstress.com for more information.

Amy-Rose White, MSW, PLCC offers a 12 hour perinatal psychotherapist training twice a year. Contact Amy-Rose White at (541) 337-4960 for information or see www.arwslctherapist.com

PSI Book List:

Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts in Motherhood

by Karen Kleiman & Amy Wenzel
November 2010

  Perinatal Mental Health: The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) Manual (2nd edition)

by John Cox, Jeni Holden, Carol Henshaw
January 2014

Happy Endings, New Beginnings: Navigating Postpartum Disorders [Paperback]

by Susan Benjamin Feingold
February 2013

The Mommy Plan:
Restoring Your Post-pregnancy Body Naturally, Using Women’s Traditional Wisdom [Paperback]
The Mommy Plan [Kindle Edition]
by Valerie Lynn
July 2012
The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook: Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions 

by Pamela Wiegartz, June 2009

Maternidad Tabu – Paperback
Note that price on publisher’s website is in pesos. Book is ~$20 US Dollars

Maternidad Tabu – ebook Version

en Español

by Katia Thiele, 2010

Moms Gone Mad: Motherhood and Madness
Oppression and Resistance

Edited by Gina Wong, 2012
Supermom: A Postpartum Anxiety Survival Story
by Stacey Ackerman, 2011
One Mom’s Journey to Motherhood: Infertility, Childbirth Complications, and Postpartum Depression, Oh My!
by Ivy Shih Leung, 2011
Nobody Told Me: My Battle with Postpartum Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
by Wendy Isnardi, 2011
Forward by Sonia Murdock
Postpartum Mood Disorders A Guide for Medical, Mental Health, and Other Support Providers
by Kimberly Zittel, December 2010
Life Will Never Be The Same: The Real Mom’s Postpartum Survival Guide

by Ann L. Dunnewold PhD and Diane G. Sanford PhD
March 2010

                                                                        

It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita (Hardcover)

by Heather Armstrong, March 2009

Understanding Postpartum Psychosis: A Temporary Madness Understanding Postpartum Psychosis: A Temporary Madness (Hardcover)

by Teresa Twomey, March 2009

 Delivery From Darkness Delivery From Darkness: A Jewish Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Postpartum Depression (Paperback)

by Baruch Finkelstein, September 2009

Pregnant on Prozac: The Essential Guide to Making the Best Decision for You and Your Baby Pregnant on Prozac: The Essential Guide to Making the Best Decision for You and Your Baby

by Shoshana Bennett, PhD, December 2008

Beyond The Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

by Shoshana Bennett & Pec Indman

New 2011 Edition!

Therapy and the Postpartum Woman: Notes on Healing Postpartum Depression for Clinicians and the Women Who Seek Their Help (HardCover) Therapy and the Postpartum Woman: Notes on Healing Postpartum Depression for Clinicians and the Women Who Seek Their Help (HardCover)

by Karen Kleiman, LCSW, July 2008

Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders: Perspectives and Treatment Guide for the Health Care Practitioner (Hardcover) Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders: Perspectives and Treatment Guide for the Health Care Practitioner (Hardcover)

by Susan Dowd Stone and Alexis E. Menken, Editors, May 12, 2008

 

A Deeper Shade of Blue: A Woman’s Guide to Recognizing and Treating Depression in Her Childbearing Years A Deeper Shade of Blue: A Woman’s Guide to Recognizing and Treating Depression in Her Childbearing Years

by Ruta Nonacs, MD, PhD, August 2007

Screening for Perinatal Depression Screening for Perinatal Depression

by Sandra Elliot and Carol Henshaw, editors, Jan. 2009

The Journey to Parenthood: Myths, Reality and What Really Matters (Paperback) The Journey to Parenthood: Myths, Reality and What Really Matters (Paperback)

by Diana Lynn Barnes, PsyD, LMFT, June 2007

When Baby Brings the Blues: Solutions for Postpartum Depression When Baby Brings the Blues: Solutions for Postpartum Depression

by Ariel Dalfen, January 2009

Pregnancy Blues: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Depression During Pregnancy Pregnancy Blues: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Depression During Pregnancy

by Shaila Kulkarni Misri, MD, September 2006

Understanding Your Moods When You’re Expecting: Emotions, Mental Health, and Happiness — Before, During, and AfterPregnancy Understanding Your Moods When You’re Expecting: Emotions, Mental Health, and Happiness — Before, During, and AfterPregnancy

by Lucy Puryear, MD, June 2008

Postpartum depression and anxiety: A self-help guide for mothers Postpartum depression and anxiety: A self-help guide for mothers

by Pacific Postpartum Support Society,June 2005

Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum (Review of Psychiatry) Mood and Anxiety Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum (Review of Psychiatry)

by Lee S. Cohen, MD and Ruta Nonacs, MD, PhD, May 2005

Postpartum Mood And Anxiety Disorders: A Guide Postpartum Mood And Anxiety Disorders: A Guide

by Cheryl Tatano Beck and Jeanne Watson Driscoll, September 2005

Postpartum Depression For Dummies Postpartum Depression For Dummies

by Shoshana Bennett, PhD

Depression In New Mothers: Causes, Consequences, And Treatment Alternatives Depression In New Mothers: Causes, Consequences, And Treatment Alternatives

by Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC

Even June Cleaver Would Forget the Juice Box: Cut Yourself Some Slack (and Still Raise Great Kids) in the Age of Extreme Parenting Even June Cleaver Would Forget the Juice Box: Cut Yourself Some Slack (and Still Raise Great Kids) in the Age of Extreme Parenting
by Ann Dunnewold, PhD
Postpartum Depression Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Overcoming the Most Common Complication after Childbirth Postpartum Depression Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Overcoming the Most Common Complication after Childbirth

by Joyce Venis and Suzanne McCloskey, May 2007

What Am I Thinking? Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression What Am I Thinking? Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression

by Karen Kleiman, LCSW, March 2005

Medications and Mothers Milk: A Manual of Lactational Pharmacology Medications and Mothers Milk: A Manual of Lactational Pharmacology

by Thomas W. Hale, PhD, July 2008

The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for living with Postpartum Depression The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for living with Postpartum Depression

by Karen R. Kleiman, LCSW, February 2001

The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer

by Harvey Carp, MD, May 2003

The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book (Paperback) The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book (Paperback)

by Sandra Poulin, March 2006

What Am I Thinking? Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression Behind the Smile: My Journey Out of Postpartum Depression

by Marie Osmond, March 2002

Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

by Brooke Shields, May 2005

A Daughter’s Touch: A Journey of a Mother Trying to Come to Terms with Postpartum Depression A Daughter’s Touch: A Journey of a Mother Trying to Come to Terms with Postpartum Depression

by Sylvia M. Lasalandra, June 2005

Women’s Moods: What Every Woman Must Know About Hormones, the Brain, and Emotional Health Women’s Moods: What Every Woman Must Know About Hormones, the Brain, and Emotional Health

by Deborah Sichel, MD and Jeanne Watson Driscoll, MS, RN, CS, December 2000

Postpartum Mood Disorders (Clinical Practice) (Hardcover) Postpartum Mood Disorders (Clinical Practice) (Hardcover)

by Laura J. Miller, MD, editor, February 1999

Mothering the New Mother: Women’s Feelings and Needs After Childbirth a Support and Resource Guide Mothering the New Mother: Women’s Feelings and Needs After Childbirth a Support and Resource Guide

by Sally Placksin, April 2000

Perinatal Mental Health: A Guide to the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale Perinatal Mental Health: A Guide to the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

by John Cox & Jeni Holden, January 2003

Postpartum Survival Guide Postpartum Survival Guide

by Ann Dunnewold & Diane G. Sanford, August 1994

This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression

by Karen Kleiman, LCSW and Valerie Davis Raskin, MD, August 1994

Mama’s Voyage Mama’s Voyage

by Sheryl and Craig Cozad,

Postpartum Depression: A Comprehensive Approach for Nurses Postpartum Depression: A Comprehensive Approach for Nurses

by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett & Glenda Kaufman Kantor, December 1992

You Mean I Don’t Have to Feel This Way?: New Help for Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction You Mean I Don’t Have to Feel This Way?: New Help for Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction

by Colette Dowling, May 1993

Postpartum Psychiatric Illness: A Picture Puzzle (Hardcover) Postpartum Psychiatric Illness: A Picture Puzzle (Hardcover)

by James A. Hamilton (Author), Patricia Neel Harberger (Editor), January 1992

Life After Birth: Every Woman’s Guide to the First Year of Motherhood Life After Birth: Every Woman’s Guide to the First Year of Motherhood

by Wendy Blumfield, November 1992

The New Mother Syndrome: Coping with Postpartum Stress and Depression The New Mother Syndrome: Coping with Postpartum Stress and Depression

by Carol Dix, January 1988

What Happened to Mommy? What Happened to Mommy?

by Renee Fran (Author), Floris Freshman (Illustrator), June 1994

Rebounding from Childbirth: Toward Emotional Recovery Rebounding from Childbirth: Toward Emotional Recovery

by Lynn Madsen, July 1994

Hillbilly Gothic: A Memoir of Madness and Motherhood Hillbilly Gothic: A Memoir of Madness and Motherhood

by Adrienne Martini, August 2008

The Lifter of My Head: How God Sustained Me During Postpartum Depression The Lifter of My Head: How God Sustained Me During Postpartum Depression

by Susan McRoberts, July 2007

Treating Postnatal Depression: A Psychological Approach for Health Care Practitioners Treating Postnatal Depression: A Psychological Approach for Health Care Practitioners

by Jeannette Milgrom, Paul R. Martin, Lisa M. Negri, April 2000

Conquering Postpartum Depression: A Proven Plan For Recovery Conquering Postpartum Depression: A Proven Plan For Recovery

by Ronald Rosenberg, Deborah Greening, James Windell, June 2004

Rock-a-by Baby: Feminism, Self-Help and Postpartum Depression Rock-a-by Baby: Feminism, Self-Help and Postpartum Depression

by Verta Taylor, August 1996