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    Maternal Mental Health

    • Fri, August 12, 2022
    • 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
    • Via Zoom - Attendees receive Zoom link via email the night before and morning of the event


    (depends on selected options)

    Base fee:
    • Free for all members who pre-register

    Registration is closed

    Zoom Chapter Meeting

      with Dr. Susana Marquez, M.A., LMFT, PsyD

     Participants will learn how to assess Latinx & BIPOC

    mothers in treatment with cultural competency. Learn what questions to ask while

    doing a biopsychosocial assessment, key phrases that will help create a

    therapeutic relationship with Latinx & BIPOC mothers and assess for PMADS.

    Learn how to engage the partner/support system, identify cultural barriers that

    keep mother from seeking help.

    Educational Learning Objectives

    1. Able to assess Latinx & BIPOC mothers for PMADS with cultural competency

    •  Teach providers/clinicians the questions that they can ask mothers to

    better assess.

    • Role-play with providers to help formulate their questions so they

    validate and support the mother and families.

    2. Identify the cultural barriers that affect/prevent Latinx & BIPOC mothers from

    seeking treatment

    • Discuss with providers the reasons why many Latinx & BIPOC mothers

    do not seek treatment.

    •  Cultural barriers: SES, single family, incarceration, political status,

    religious barriers.

    3. Utilize tools to engage partner/support system in mother’s treatment

    • Educate providers on ways to engage the family and their support

    system. Questions and topics to explore with family to create strong

    support system for mothers.

    • Educate family members on maternal mental health, PMADS and

    ask how they can better support the mother knowing what they now


    • Teach about cultural/traditional tools that family can use to provide

    mother support (herbal teas, belly binding, the 40 day labor diet (a

    period after giving birth where the mother stays home and others

    care for her and baby), the role of extended family in the

    postpartum care, doulas.


    I am Susana Marquez, a Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family

    Therapist. I earned my doctorate and masters from Alliant International University

    in Irvine, CA. I am the founder and clinician of Wellness Para La Mama, a private

    practice in Long Beach that provides bilingual therapeutic services for expectant

    and postpartum Latinx and BIPOC mothers. Services include psychotherapy,

    support groups, workshops and parenting classes. Wellness Para La Mama is

    rooted in the vision that a healthy mama is a healthy family.  I reside in Long Beach, CA with my 7-year-old son and mother. I love to travel, read psychological thrillers, cook, dance and I am a huge Lakers and Dodgers fan.

    Virtual Meetings Are Now FREE

    For LBSB CAMFT Members Who Pre-Register!

    Participants Will Receive 2 CEU's Via Email

    8:45   A.M.      Breakout groups for networking 

    9:00   A.M.      Announcements from President

    9:15   A.M.      Presentation Begins

    11:15 A.M.      Presentation Ends

    For questions regarding CEU's contact Amber Tyner,

    Co-Director of Programs:

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