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

Dec 28 2015

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

April 29, 2019 – April 30, 2019 all-day
Providence Medical Park, 2nd Floor, Sister Loretta Marie and Sister Peter Claver Conference Rooms
16528 E Desmet Ct
Spokane Valley
WA 99216

This training is free and offered by Perinatal Support WA through a grant from Strengthening Families Washington at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) and generously hosted by Providence Health Care.

Monday, April 29th and Tuesday, April 30th

  • Doors Open at 8:30am
  • Training starts promptly at 9am and ends at 5:15pm
  • Lunch provided

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:
Monday, April 29th: 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.
*Become 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.

Tuesday, April 30th: Advanced Topics
*Understand the impact of birth experiences on postpartum  emotional health.
*Become knowledgeable about risk and symptoms for partners and fathers.
*Become knowledgeable about psychiatric medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
*Become knowledgeable about supporting families in the NICU
*Become 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.


This training meets the CEU requirements to become a Professional Member listed on the Perinatal Support WA website provider page. See here for more information.

13.5 CEUs are pending for MSWs, MAs, and MFTs.

13.5 Contact hours for RNs: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17084 for 13.5 contact hours.


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