2020Mom Forum Live MPLS Webcast – Perinatal Psychosis & Bipolar Disorder and Infant Mental Health

2020Mom Forum Live MPLS Webcast – Perinatal Psychosis & Bipolar Disorder and Infant Mental Health

The Postpartum Counseling Center will be an alternative host site for the Annual

2020Mom Forum Live Webcast
February 9th, 10:30am – 2:30am
Lake Calhoun Executive Center
3033 Excelsior Blvd, Conference Rm
Minneapolis, MN 55416

FREE to attend
$50 for CEUs/CMEs


Sign in & Welcome

Live Webcast Begins

Dyane Harwood: A Personal Story

Katherine Wisner: Bipolar & Maternal Mental Health, Research in Review


Roseanne Clark: Infant Mental Health

Panel Discussion




Dr. Katherine Wisner’s main focus is research related to the psychiatric treatment of women of childbearing age. She

Katherine Wisner, M.D.

is internationally recognized as an expert in the treatment of mood disorders in women, with particular expertise in pregnancy and the postpartum period. She has been the principal investigator on multiple National Institute of Mental Health- and foundation-funded research projects including the impact of medication use during pregnancy for Unipolar and Bipolar Disorders, a Randomized Controlled Trial of Estradiol for Postpartum Depression, Screening for Postpartum Disorders, and the efficacy of bright light treatment for patients with bipolar disorder. Other areas of interest in include mood disorders in the premenstrual and perimenopause periods, post-bariatric surgery, complex medical-psychiatric diagnostic assessment and treatment-refractory mood disorders.

Dr. Wisner is board-certified in general and child and adolescent psychiatry. Her memberships in scientific societies include the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, the Teratology Society, and the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Roseanne Clark, PhD.

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Co-founder and Co-Director of the Capstone Certificate Program, Dr. Roseanne Clark developed and was director of the Parent-Infant and Early Childhood Clinic in the UW Department of Psychiatry for over 25 years and has provided teaching and supervision on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disturbances in infancy and early childhood and early parent-child relationships to psychiatry and pediatric residents and practicum students, interns and post-doctoral fellows in clinical, counseling and school psychology. She is a licensed psychologist and has received Endorsement as an Infant Mental Health Mentor (IV). Dr. Clark developed the widely used Parent-Child Early Relational Assessment (PCERA), and the Mother-Infant Therapy Group Approach for Postpartum Depression (M-ITG), was a major contributor to the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Development Disorders of infancy and Early Childhood (DC: 0-3) and to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Practice Parameters for the Psychiatric Assessment Infants and Toddlers. For over 35 years, Dr. Clark’s research and numerous articles have focused on screening, evaluation and treatment of postpartum depression and infant and early childhood mental health, maternal employment and early parent-child relationships at-risk. She provides consultation to childcare and home visiting programs and is invited to speak, teach and consult nationally and internationally. Dr. Clark has translated the results of her research and the evidence based evaluation and treatment protocols she has developed into community based interventions for underserved women, their infants and families including collaborating with community partners in Dane County to develop the Early Childhood Initiative (ECI), a comprehensive home visitation program for families with infants and young children affected by poverty. Dr. Clark has been committed to conducting research to inform policy and practice and has been asked to serve on state and national scientific advisory committees including the Wisconsin Governor’s Early Intervention Coordinating Council, the Lt. Governor’s Task Force on Women and Depression, the Department of Health Services Maternal-Child Health Advisory Committee, the Wisconsin Task Force on Perinatal Mood Disorders, the National Institute of Mental Health Roundtable on Perinatal Depression and the NIMH Workgroup on Assessment of Infant/Toddler Mental Health. Dr. Clark has been Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on numerous NIH funded studies including a randomized clinical trial examining the efficacy of a mother-infant relational approach for women experiencing major depression in the postpartum period and another investigating the validity of screening and assessment measures of social-emotional functioning in infants and young children. She is currently partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families on the integration of the Mother-Infant Therapy Group to address postpartum depression and mother-infant relationships in Wisconsin Home Visiting Programs. In 2012, Dr. Clark was awarded the University of Wisconsin Van Hise Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for Outreach. Dr. Clark provides academic oversight and direction for the Capstone Certificate Program as well as teaching, academic advising and reflective consultation for students and reflective mentoring for program faculty.

Dyane Harwood will be telling her story about suffering from bi-polar disorder in the postpartum period.

Dyane Harwood- Survivor, Postpartum Bipolar Disorder, and author

Dyane is the author of “Birth of a New Brain—Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder.” She has written about her experience with onset of bipolar disorder in the postpartum period. She founded the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), Santa Cruz County, CA Chapter and has facilitated support groups for moms with maternal mental health disorders for the past nine years.