A Virtual Panel Discussion Hosted by Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy

This important panel discussion explores the unique health and mental health challenges facing mothers, families and children. Although statistics show that one in five childbearing people will experience a mental health condition during the perinatal period, the majority will not receive treatment. Untreated maternal mental health conditions can have a devastating impact on health outcomes for both parent and child. Understanding the risk factors and barriers to care are critical to reaching the most vulnerable and providing accessible, affordable, and culturally-sensitive care. 

Prominent leaders in the fields of public health, perinatal mental health, and maternal-child health discuss issues of access and equity in care and the impact of continuing stressors related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists take a holistic view of the issues facing mothers and children today and provide recommendations for mental health and allied health practitioners who work with this population.

Beck Institute is pleased to offer this programming free of charge and open to the public.


Katherine K. Kinsey, PhD, RN, FAAN – Principal, Kinsey Consulting LLC

Wendy Davis, PhD, PMH-C – Executive Director, Postpartum Support International

Terri Wright, PhD, MPH – Independent Consultant, Racial Equity for Health Strategist


Sofia Chernoff, PsyD – Beck Institute Assistant CBT Program Director

The Beck Institute Excellence Award

Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy is proud to honor Katherine K. Kinsey, PhD, RN, FAAN as the recipient of the 2021 Beck Institute Excellence Award. With this award, Beck Institute recognizes Dr. Kinsey for the positive impact she has had on vulnerable families through her work advancing nurse-led care in Philadelphia.

Thank you to the sponsors of this panel discussion!

Questions? Please contact us at events@beckinstitute.org and our staff will be happy to assist you!