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What is PMADs?

Online Training for Clinicians of Color


September 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT


Online via Zoom


$75 - Discounts Available (details)

About this Training

In our society, there is a myth that mother(parent)hood is supposed to be a joyful and happy time in person’s life and that they want to spend every moment with their babies. When they don’t feel this way, they often feel guilty, ashamed, and a lone in their struggle and believe that something is wrong with them. This is common struggle that pregnant and postpartum people experience, and it is not talked about enough since up 20% of pregnant and postpartum people will develop a Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs). This workshop will focus on understanding the symptoms and signs of Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) and resources available to support this population.

About Your Trainer

Sultana K

Sultana is the Owner and Psychotherapist at Karim Counseling Services, PLLC. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C). She has 12 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in various settings, including outpatient mental health, child advocacy centers, domestic violence shelters, family services, hospital, and adoption agency. She specializes in treating sexual and domestic violence, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy and infant loss, birth trauma, and trauma in her practice.

She co-facilitates monthly healing circles for moms with Villa Advocacy Group. She is one of the founding members of the Maternal Quality Care Alliance. She is a member of the Perinatal Mental Health Coalition of Virginia and the PUSH Coalition. In these organizations, she strives to advocate and educate the community on maternal mental health, maternal mortality, community-based collaboration and solutions, trauma-informed care, cultural humility, and implicit bias.

She is an Approved Clinical Supervisor for LPC and LMFT by the Virginia Board of Counseling. She has presented on the topics of racial and ethnic disparities in perinatal mental health, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), cultural humility, impact of domestic violence on children, child sexual abuse, play therapy, perception on seeking counseling, bullying and cyberbullying on mental health, and perception of race and gender.

To learn more, you can visit www.karimcounseling.org/about-me/

Frequently Asked Questions

This event costs $75

Paying COCOA members get free or discounted access to our trainings. The discounts are:

  • 50% off for Associate/Gold
  • FREE for Legacy/Diamond

Sign up for the Clinicians of Color Online Academy (COCOA) to get access to discounts.


Participants who complete this entire training program and its evaluation are eligible for two (2) NBCC hours. Clinicians of Color, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7256. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Clinicians of Color, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Two (2) credits will offered for Counselors and all other designations with be provided Certificates of Completion.

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