Tandie Myles, LCSW, IMH-E®(III), RPT/S, PMH-C

Presentation: Perinatal Behavioral Health in Integrated Settings

Presentation Description:

Mental Health during pregnancy and after childbirth shouldn’t be mysterious and care shouldn’t be difficult to access. Unfortunately, this is precisely the predicament many women around the world find themselves in when pregnant and/or postpartum. This session will focus on describing what type of care contributes to good perinatal mental health, and on addressing disparities in maternal mental health for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color from an integrated lens. Leading with empathy and an understanding of intersectionality, Tandie will discuss inclusion in screening, assessment, treatment planning, and evaluation of outcomes that are typically left out in integrated systems that are not truly "patient-centered," and can be addressed in systems dedicated to addressing these disparities.

Presenter Bio:

Tandie Myles, LCSW, IMH-E®, RPT/S, PMH-C is a licensed clinical social worker, the owner and therapist of Anchored in Hope Therapy Services, LLC. Tandie specializes in the treatment of perinatal and pediatric mental health issues. She is a passionate advocate for children, families, development, attachment, and trauma. She considers it an honor to have served children and families in Arizona for the past 20 years. Tandie started her career in 2005 after earning her Master of Social Work degree from Arizona State University in 2005. She completed the two-year Infant/Family Clinical Practice program with the Harris Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Training Institute in 2009. Tandie is endorsed by the Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona as an Infant Mental Health Specialist (Level 3 Clinical) and is also a Registered Play Therapist by Association of Play Therapy. Recently, she was able to become certified in Perinatal Mental Health by Postpartum Support International. Tandie has worked as an Integrated Behavioral Health Consultant and Supervisor in Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers in many departments and truly enjoyed working in the women’s and pediatric clinic. Her unique lens in perinatal and infant mental health allowed her to provide her expertise in helping caregivers understand their needs as well as the needs of their children. Her approach is rooted in child development, attachment theory, informed by neuroscience and trauma informed research, to provide developmental and relationship-based therapy. In her work, Tandie Myles hopes to address challenges while promoting resilience and wholeness in parents and children to reach their full potential.