Education & Training

Florida's Annual Perinatal Mental Health Conference

2020 will serve as Florida's 5th year providing additional training and continuing education for various professions serving perinatal women and families. This year we are going VIRTUAL! The conference was born from the efforts of the Alachua County Perinatal Mental Health Coalition (ACPMHC) to provide much needed education and training opportunities for providers who desired to learn more about caring for the emotional health of those they serve.  The ACPMHC then joined efforts with other groups across the state in a collaborative effort to educate Florida providers.


PSI offers both in person and online certificate training opportunities.  Find out more HERE.

Biennial Conference.  Find out more HERE.

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Amandla Shabaka-Haynes

Dr. Amandla Shabaka-Haynes, M.D. is a native of Tallahassee, Florida. She received her B.S. in Biology/Pre-medicine at Xavier University of Louisiana and completed her medical training at the Latin American School of Medicine. She currently serves as Program Manager for pediatric and perinatal behavioral health programs at the Florida State University College of Medicine Center for Behavioral Health Integration. Dr. Haynes has previously served as board member for Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition; Women's Health Liaison and Outreach Specialist at a local Federally Qualified Health Center. She is also a certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist.

Dr. Haynes is an advocate for the BIPOC birth community, supporting efforts to improve birth outcomes and reduce health inequities. In her volunteer roles, she serves as chair of the Awareness Workgroup of the Florida Maternal Mental Health Collaborative, Advisor for the Sister Friends Tallahassee Birthing Project, and Women’s Health Educator for the Melanin Mothers Meet Postpartum Support Program. At her core, Dr. Haynes is a mother, mentor, an active local and international community member, a bilingual health educator, and a lover of food and culture.