Maternal Mental Health Conference

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 April 27 – 29, 2017

Download the conference brochure and register via mail

or register online

Early rate fees extended until April 16th

Quick link for Parent Saturday Community Day Registration here

Commons Learning Center, J.J. Pickle Research Campus, UT Austin


  • Conference hotels (reference UT School of Social Work for conference rates)
  • CEUs: Keynote and workshops have been approved for 14 CEUs for social workers, LPCs and LMFTs.
  • CME and CNE credits: presentations highlighted in blue chart blocks are approved for CME and CNE credit.
  • Resource fair: Service providers and state and community agencies are invited to display.
  • Questions? or call 512-471-2886.

This inaugural conference will offer a multi-disciplinary learning opportunity for professionals who provide services to women and their families during pregnancy and after childbirth. The conference seeks to enhance learning and communications among mental health and community-based providers, birthing professionals, nurses and physicians. This event will include learning and self-care opportunities for parents and interested community members.

Friday Keynote Speaker

lucy-puryearLucy J. Puryear, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine’s Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is board-certified in psychiatry and holds the Maureen Hackett Endowed Chair for Reproductive Psychiatry. She is the medical director of The Women’s Place: Center for Reproductive Psychiatry, and co-director of The Menopause Center at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women. She is known nationally for her participation in the Andrea Yates trial, and is the author of Understanding Your Emotions When You’re Expecting: Emotions, Mental Health, and Happiness – Before, During, and After Pregnancy (Houghton-Mifflin), and has been named one of “Best Doctors in America”.


Saturday Keynote Speakers


Jill Krause started the blog BabyRabies in 2007 when her baby fever got serious and became baby rabies. She experienced postpartum anxiety after the birth of each of her children, and has leveraged her platform to spread awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Krause has been recognized by Time, Vogue, Buzzfeed, and Babble for her authentic voice and online influence, and was awarded Personal Blog Of The Year by the Iris Awards in 2016.



Ann Dunnewold, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, mom and author. She has more than 25 years of experience helping clients cope with life issues. Her most recent solo title is Even June Cleaver Would Forget the Juice Box, which introduces the new paradigm of the perfectly good mother, as opposed to those who overproduce, overprotect and overperfect.





Our thanks to the inaugural conference exhibitors:

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  medical-plus-supplieswomen-healthDell Medica School Women's Health logoseton-ascension

postpartum support international austin center-for-grief-and-loss gladney center for adoption