Postponed until late January 2018
Perinatal Support Washington is pleased to be partnering with local area perinatal specialists to provide Clinical Consult Groups on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. These consult groups offer a forum to meet with peers and colleagues to confidentially discuss clinical issues. They are suitable for all mental health practitioners.
The following group locations are available:
Led by Tricia Spach, ARNP-
Tricia is a psychiatric ARNP specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric illnesses, including mood disorders during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. Psychotherapy with a focus on maternal mental health and infant mental health. Tricia’s background in both community mental health as well as private practice will provide a broad perspective on treatment interventions for those working in may treatment settings. Additionally, as a psychiatric nurse practitioner Tricia is able to consult on prescribing medications for pregnant and breastfeeding people in addition to consultation on therapeutic interventions. This training is approved for CEARPs for nurses. This training is appropriate for both therapists and psychiatric nurse practitioners and will provide learning in both of these areas.
This group will meet monthly on the first Tuesday of the month beginning November 7th, 5:30-7:30pm
The consult groups require a commitment of all 10 monthly consultation meetings.
Each meeting is 2 hours long. The first hour will have discussion on a perinatal mental health topic with assigned readings. The second hour will be case consultation discussion.
20 CEUs provided by Perinatal Support of WA at the completion of the year-long program based on participation- MAs, MSWs, MFTs, and RNS (CEARPs).
Fee is $75/consult session.
Each group will follow the same curriculum topic schedule.
Week 1 – Perinatal Depression
Week 2 – Perinatal Anxiety – Intrusive/scary thoughts, OCD
Week 3 – Adjustment issues: addressing ‘shoulds’ and unrealistic expectations of American mothering.
Week 4 – Perinatal management of bipolar disorder and postpartum psychosis.
Week 5 – Birth trauma
Week 6 – Breastfeeding and perinatal mental health.
Week 7 – Perinatal loss: miscarriage, stillbirth, preparing for pregnancy after loss.
Week 8 – Medications during pregnancy and lactation.
Week 9 – Supporting parent during and after the NICU.
Week 10 – Sexual abuse survivors and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
For more info contact Mia.Edidin@perinatalsupport.org