Hard to believe, but psychiatrists in training are not required to have any education about managing psychiatric illness in the perinatal period.

This is about to change, thanks to the

The ONLY comprehensive curriculum in reproductive psychiatry.
The goal of the National Curriculum in Reproductive Psychiatry (NCRP) is to advance knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders throughout the reproductive life span, to build a common foundation for education and training in this emerging field, and to inspire lifelong learning about reproductive psychiatry, particularly during pregnancy and postpartum.  WEBSITE, EMAIL
NCRP is a peer-reviewed online curriculum created by the National Task Force on Women’s Reproductive Mental Health and MONA (Marce of North America). NCRP curriculum can be used in a modular fashion for residency education and in its entirety as a fellowship curriculum. The interactive web-based curriculum includes 50 hours of education and serves three purposes:

  • To provide materials to be used in classroom settings led by non-expert facilitators,which could be adopted by any residency program in any specialty.

  • To provide self-study materials for trainees or doctors in general practice.

  • To provide CME assessments that, if taken together, could represent an examination of a trainee’s knowledge in the entire field of reproductive psychiatry with an eye toward certification and sub-specialty recognition. NOTE: the CME component will be available in late 2020.
  • NCRP has been under development since 2013.
  • The first six modules are available now; remaining modules are in pilot mode.
  • The CME component will be available in late 2020.
  • NCRP is also working on the first-ever textbook in reproductive psychiatry.
  • Funding for NCRP is provided by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
  • NCRP has been recognized with two prestigious awards: the Educational Innovator Award from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education (2018) and the Scholarship in Teaching award from Case Western Reserve University (2019).
  • Connect with NCRP:  WEBSITE, EMAIL

Lauren Osborne, MD
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Chair, National Task Force on Women’s Reproductive Mental Health
Sarah Nagle-Yang, MD
Case Western Reserve
School of Medicine
Vice Chair, National Task Force on Women’s Reproductive Mental Health
Courtney Erdly, BA
Johns Hopkins University’s
Women’s Mood Disorders Center
Project Manager
NCRP is possible through the dedication, effort, and diligence of 50+ volunteers.
Each module is led by an expert in reproductive psychiatry, including:

Julia Frew, MD The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Neha Hudepohl, MD University of South Carolina
Nicole Leistikow, MD University of Maryland
Erin Murphy-Barzilay, MD University of California Los Angeles
Priya Gopalan, MD University of Pittsburgh
Lucy Hutner, MD Chief Medical Officer, Phoebe
Jovana Martinovic, MD University of Toronto
Robin Valpey, MD University of Pittsburgh
Working with Policy Makers to Address Maternal Mental Health Challenges
MMHLA -- founded in 2018 -- is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 non-profit organization
dedicated to promoting the mental health of childbearing women in the United States
by advocating for universal education, screening, referral, and treatment
of postpartum depression and related maternal mental health (MMH) challenges.

Our vision is that all childbearing women in the United States will be educated about and screened for maternal mental health challenges and have access to resources for recovery.