Speakers: Sarah A. Bernes, MPH, LMSW, MBA; Maria Muzik, M.D., M.Sc.

In this presentation, you will learn more about using the Collaborative Care Management (CoCM) model with Perinatal patients. Our two subject matter experts will discuss the particular care needs of the perinatal population in relationship to the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) to help participants envision and create workflows and operational techniques in their practice that will serve the behavioral health needs of this population with fidelity to the CoCM model. 1 CEU/CME is pending approval.

Webinar Materials: 


Sarah A. Bernes, MPH, LMSW, MBA

​​Sarah A. Bernes is the Lead Clinical Training and Implementation Specialist at PRISM in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. PRISM partners with health systems and payers, providing individualized consultation and training to implement the psychiatric Collaborative Care Model (CoCM). Previously, Ms. Bernes served as the Director of Training at Concert Health. In addition to integrated care, Ms. Bernes is passionate about suicide prevention. She served as the Director of Suicide Prevention at a network of federally qualified health centers in New York and was instrumental in founding the Zero Suicide Institute at the Education Development Center.

Maria Muzik, M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Muzik is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Michigan Medicine. Her work focuses on the impact of stress, trauma, and mental illness in the context of childbearing on caregiving and the developing parent-child relationship, and how to support families in overcoming psychological and environmental adversity. She serves as Principal or Co-Investigator on multiple projects funded by the National Institute of Health, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services-Administration for Children and Families, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid in Michigan. She holds a doctorate in Medicine and master’s degree in Public Health, and serves as the Medical Director of the Perinatal Psychiatry Program at Michigan Medicine in charge of perinatal clinical care delivery both within psychiatry as well as integrated within obstetrics, family medicine, and pediatrics. Additionally, she is the medical director for MC3 Perinatal, a state-wide perinatal access program to primary care, public health nursing, community mental health, and other health providers. She is the co-director of Zero To Thrive, a multidisciplinary initiative at the University of Michigan focused on promoting science, increasing public awareness, and developing and implementing programs and services to buffer risks and enhance resilience in young children under the age of 5. Within the scope of this work, she has co-developed the Strong Roots Curricula, a series of interventions for parents and other caregivers to foster caregivers’ reflective capacity and enhance their sensitive caregiving, and ultimately, to benefit the wellness and health of young children. In 2018, she has co-edited the book Motherhood in the Face of Trauma: Pathways Towards Healing and Growth (Springer, 2018). Dr. Muzik is highly published with over 140 articles in peer-reviewed journals.