MHAM Community Events

Social Work & Human Service Appreciation

March 27, 2020 12 -3 pm 

Join us for an afternoon where we will celebrate Social Workers and Human Service providers in our area. This educational event qualifies for 2 Category 1 CEU's.
12:00 PM Registration and check in
12:25 PM Welcome
12:30- 1:15 PM Charlotte Pfeiffer-Gillam “The Beloved Community: Can We Keep It”

MHAM Breaking Barriers Award
1:25- 2:10 PM Megan Jessop “Mindfulness and Our Own Care”
NASW-IN Region 2 Annual Awards
2:30- 3:00 PM Beryl Cohen “Social Workers as Policy Makers”
Light snacks will be provided. Door prizes will be given throughout the event.​



Introduction to EMDR with Crystal Whitlow, LCSW

April 24, 2020 12:30-1:30 pm

Crystal Whitlow is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and EMDR Certified therapist, basic trainer and EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an 8-phase model of psychotherapy that helps with difficult memories, feelings, and thoughts. EMDR utilizes bilateral stimulation to assist in reprocessing and helping the client move toward adaptive mental health."

Participants will learn


  • the 8 phases of EMDR therapy,

  • a preparation skill for EMDR,

  • discuss the basic neurobiology underlying the model and

  • observe a demonstration with an audience volunteer.

This event is designed for beginning and mid- level practitioners. This education event qualifies for one category 1 ceu.



Maternal Mental Health Symposium

October 2. 2020 8:30 am- 1:00 pm

Nationally recognized experts will present on maternal mental health and the devastating impact of Racism and Trauma on maternal health. Additional presentations will discuss treatment consideratons during pregnancy and an introduction to an evidenced based program for home visitors to prevent postpartum depression.

Conference Schedule:

11:45 am-12:30 Check in and Lunch

12:30-1:30 pm Sayida Peprah, PsyD, “Impacts of Transgenerational Trauma and Racism on Maternal Health among African Americans”

1:30-2:30 pm Birdie Meyer, RN, MA, “Overview of Perinatal Mood Disorders”

2:45-3:15 pm Ilana Kirsch, MD “Treatment Considerations during Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period”

3:15-3:45 pm, Panel

3:45-4:15 pm, Erin Ward, MSW, "Introduction to the Mothers and Babies Course”


This event qualifies for three Category 1 continuing education units for licensed social workers, mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists in the state of Indiana.

This event qualifies for 3 hours toward Perinatal Mood Disorder Certification thru Postpartum Support International.



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