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Maternal Mental Health & Wellness Conference

May 7, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Providence St. Patrick Hospital

1 in 7 women experience some form of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder

To help bring awareness to this important issue impacting hundreds of thousands of families, the week of May 1-7 is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week.

The St. Patrick Hospital Family Maternity Center is committed to bringing this issue into focus throughout the state of Montana. The 2018 Providence St. Patrick Hospital Maternal Mental Health and Wellness Conference will bring together health care providers from throughout Montana to learn, discuss and share current research and resources for the identification and treatment of perinatal mental health disorders.

Who Should Attend

This Conference is intended for doctors, nurses and clinical staff who work with the prenatal and pediatric populations, including family practice providers, OB’s, midwives and pediatricians; and public and mental health professionals, including social workers, clinical therapists and educators.

Featured Speakers

Pec Indman, PA, EdD, MFT will be the featured speaker at the Western Montana Maternal Mental Health & Wellness Conference at Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.

Keynote speaker: Pec Indman, PA, EdD, MFT
For the past 27 years, Pec has worked as a psychotherapist specializing in perinatal mental health. She is a former family practice-trained physician assistant, and has a master’s degree in health psychology and a doctorate in counseling.

Pec has been creating curriculum and training nationally and internationally for Postpartum Support International (PSI) since 1999. She has served on the PSI board of directors as the Chair of Education and Training, and currently serves on the PSI President’s Advisory Council.

An invited speaker, Pec has trained for WIC, Public Health Departments, HRSA, Adolescent and Child Health Bureau, breastfeeding coalitions and many other organizations. She’s contributed to the American College of OB/GYN Maternal Health Bundle, articles for the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, and the Journal of Perinatology. She is a co-author of the book, “Beyond the Blues, Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety” (2015).

Additional presenters include:

  • Brie Oliver, RN
  • Jana Sund, CNM
  • Dana Hillyer, PMHCNS, APRN
  • Nadine Grayl, MA

Learning Objectives

Attendees of the Maternal Mental Health and Wellness Conference will:

  • Identify current issues and treatment for perinatal mental health disorders
  • Learn strategies to integrate up-to-date information into their practice
  • Network and share local and state resources available to women and their families in Montana

Continuing Education credit available

5.25 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) to be offered for this activity. St. Patrick Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing Education credits available for Social Workers as well.

Cost & Registration

Register and pay online using the form below. Register by April 1 to receive a discount.

Conference Fees

  • Standard Registration: $120
    $100 if registered by April 1
  • Providence Employees: $40
    $25 if registered by April 1
  • Students: $75
    $50 if registered by April 1


Blocks of rooms for reduced conference rate (mention St. Patrick Hospital Maternal Mental Health Conference when making your reservation) at the following hotels:

  • Comfort Inn University: (406) 549-7600
  • DoubleTree: (406) 728-3100
  • Red Lion: (406) 728-3300 
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Dates Offered:

May 07, 2018 Monday 08:00 AM – 04:30 PM

Broadway Building - Conference Center, Room 1
Providence St. Patrick Hospital
500 W. Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802


 7:30 a.m.


 8 a.m.


 8:15 a.m.

Maternal Mental Health: Assessment and Treatment
Pec Indman PA, EdD, MFT

10:45 a.m.


11 a.m.

Promotion of maternal mental health to improve child health and development outcomes in communities
Brie Oliver, BSN, RN, IBCLC

12 p.m.



 1 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

  1. Birth Trauma
    Jana Sund, CNM
  2. Clinical Approach and Evidenced Based Treatment
    Panel Members:
    • Katherine Schwartz, LCSW
    • Melinda Cline, CLC, MSW, SWLC
    • Dana Hillyer,MN, RN, PMHCNS, APRN,CNS
    • Nadine Grayle, MA
    • Pec Indman PA, EdD, MFT
 2:10 p.m.

Survivor’s Panel: “Getting Out of the Blue”

Survivors and their loved ones will share their stories.

 3:15 p.m.


 3:30 p.m.

Promoting Maternal Wellness
Pec Indman PA, EdD, MFT

 4:30 p.m.



Ange Anderson