Friday, December 9
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Adelphi University
Hauppauge Center
55 Kennedy Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Tagged: Hauppauge Education and Conference Center, School of Social Work, Continuing Education

What is Maternal Mental Health?

Event, Workshop, Continuing Education

6 CE and 6 NYS OASAS clock hours

(Continental breakfast and lunch included)

Morning Session (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon)

The Under Diagnosis of Postpartum Depression

with Zoe Hicks, M.A., LMFT

How do our mothers slip through the cracks? This morning workshop will cover the diagnosis of Postpartum Depression. It will also examine how to identify and treat Perinatal Mood Disorders that come to the attention of the clinician practicing in an outpatient setting.

Afternoon Session (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Prenatal Mood, Anxiety and Substance Use Disorders: How to Treat the Patient and Family?  

With Tiffany Kiss, LCSW, ACSW,  Kristen Snipp-Risolo, LMSW, Vanessa Roldan-Alicea, CRC

This afternoon discussion will assist attendees to obtain an understanding of parental mood, anxiety disorders and substance use disorders that are commonly referred for additional services within an inpatient setting. Discussion of these disorders within the context of a family systems approach to treatment will be showcased along with an overview of available community services to support treatment.

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About the Workshop Leaders

Zoe Hicks, M.A., LMFT, founded the Postpartum Project, an online directory of therapists dedicated to providing excellent mental health care to new mothers. She also has a private practice Brooklyn Heights with a focus upon maternal mental health.  She was the former director of Kids Turn, a family program designed to deliver evidence-based treatment to children coping with parental divorce. She is currently spearheading an effort to ensure that every mother has the option to have a wellness check-in from a licensed mental health clinician or midwife, replicating a similar model that is currently in practice in Canada and England. Hicks is a a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist has a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles, California.  Visit Zoe Hicks’ website for more information.

Tiffany Kiss, M.S.W., LCSW, ACSW is currently the Director of Social Work Services at Zucker Hillside Hospital. She has provided direct patient care in private practice, outpatient and partial hospitalization programs, and inpatient hospital settings. She created and led a pediatric inpatient psychiatric unit providing high quality trauma informed care for children 4- 12 years old, which provided services to over 1,000 children.  She obtained her Masters of Social Worker from Adelphi University and is certified as an Advanced Children, Youth and Family Social Worker. She has additional trauma training at Harvard University as well as at the Justice Resource institute. She serves as an Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University and is a guest post master of social worker professor at Fordham University. She founded the Social Work Education Program at Zucker Hillside Hospital. She is the recipient of the 2015 NASW- NYC Emerging Leader Award.

Kristen Snipp-Risolo, M.S.W., LMSW, is a supervising social worker at Northwell Health at Zucker Hillside Hosptial’s Addiction Recovery Services  Coordination of ambulatory opiate detoxification program and facilitator of treatment recovery grous specializing in women and children. Snipp-Risolo received her M.S.W. from Columbia University in 2004. 

Vanessa Roldan-Alicea, M.S. Ed, CRC, is a rehabiliation therapist with Northwell Health at Zucker Hillside Hosptial Addiction Recovery Services and Far Rockaway Treatment Center. Alicea assesses capacity for independent living and vocation goals. She cofacilitates group for women and Children for MMTP. She earned her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Hunter College in 2011. She completed her Advanced Certificate Degree in Mental Health in December 2015 from Hofstra University.

This program has been approved for CE credits by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work. Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032.
New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education credits. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. At present, there is no procedure for granting partial credit for approved continuing education events. If there are any changes in State regulation, this policy will updated accordingly.  

For further information, please contact:

Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC
Director, Office of Professional and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516.877.4339
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