Best Practices in Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Dec 28 2015

Best Practices in Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

October 20, 2017 – October 21, 2017 all-day
Red Auditorium at EvergreenHealth
12040 NE 128th St
Kirkland, WA 98034
$250 for both days or $140 each day
Mia Edidin

Friday, October 20th and 21st.

Doors Open at 8:30am

Training starts promptly at 9am and ends at 5pm.

Learn how to effectively identify and screen parents experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders in your practice. This two-day training is appropriate for a range of providers, including OBs, pediatricians, midwives, RNs, social workers, mental health therapists, doulas, public health employees, IBCLCs, and more.

Objectives of this training:
Friday Oct 20th: Basic Topics
*Understand the “real” transition to parenthood.
*Know the spectrum of perinatal mental health disorders
*Know the risk factors for PMADs.
*Know key prevention strategies.
*Understand high risk populations and health disparities.
*Be knowledgeable about the impacts of perinatal mental health  on families and communities.
*Know the components of a treatment plan.
*Be able to effectively talk about, and screen new/expectant parents for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Saturday Oct 21st: Advanced Topics
*Understand the impact of birth experiences on postpartum  emotional health.
*Be knowledgeable about risk and symptoms for partners and fathers.
*Be knowledgeable about psychiatric medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
*Be knowledgeable about supporting families in the NICU
*Be knowledgeable about feeding issues and perinatal mental health.
*Understand the impact on infant and children
*Understand impacts on partners and relationships.
**You may register for Day 2 if you have previously taken at least 6 hours or specialized training in Perinatal Mental Health.

Training is offered at $275 for both days or $145 each day.

All scholarships have been given.

We are approved for 11.5 CEUs for LICSW, LMHC, LMFT and  11.5 CEARPS for RNs.

We hope this training is a starting point for a larger discussion on how you and your organization can best serve childbearing families experiencing perinatal mental health complications.

Trainers: Leslie Butterfield PhD & Heidi Koss, LMHC