CE and Conversation

These events offer an opportunity for mental health professionals to learn theories and strategies which inform the practices of professional colleagues as well as the networking opportunity to make their own practices more visible.  Professionals who attend reconnect with friends, develop new alliances with colleagues, and expand their mental health community.

 Where: Lucky Lab Brew Pub   915 SE Hawthorne Blvd.  Portland, OR 97214

Free parking on site & street parking nearby

30 minutes of networking plus CE presentation; Food and drink available for purchase.

Charge is $10 (for room & CE costs); coming a little early can be useful; you can place a food order, the staff will bring your lunch into the meeting room.

May 5 2017, 12:15 - 2:30 1 1/2 hr CE

Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Men and Non-Birth Partners

Becoming a parent is easily one of the most profound transitions a person can experience, and yet men and non-birth parents are often left out of the discussion.  As our understanding grows, we are coming to appreciate the importance of acknowledging and addressing their mental health to increase their involvement and improve overall family satisfaction and mental health.                                                                                                                            

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the current research on Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
  • Recognize differences between Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders in men and women, and be able to recognize the warning signs.
  • Identify ways to support and involve men and non-birth parents in parenting.                                            

Sam Stevens is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Portland, OR with a focus on new fathers and couples with young children. Sam leads new fathers’ groups and previously taught birth preparation classes for soon-to-be parents. He has spoken at conferences and lead trainings for both professionals and the community on early child development, parenting, adjustment to fatherhood, and postpartum mood disorders in men and women.


These programs are co-sponsored by AMHA-OR Metro and Mentor Research Institute. Mentor Research Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Mentor Research Institute maintains responsibility for the program and its content.