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Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Certificate Training: Baptist Health

Baptist Health

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Friday, April 5, 2013 at 4:45 PM (EDT)

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Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Certificate Training

“Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care”




Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN MA

Wendy N. Davis, PhD

Andrea Fritschle, MD

This 2-day PSI Certificate of Completion Course, taught by experienced and engaging faculty, is a thorough and evidence-based curriculum designed for nurse, physicians, social workers, mental health providers, childbirth professionals, social support providers or anyone interested in learning skills and knowledge for assessment and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Registration includes training binder, handouts, continental breakfast and lunch.

This conference has been approved for ExCEL nurses at Baptist Health.

Learning Objectives of PSI 2- day Certificate Training

  • Describe common cultural expectations that increase social and psychological pressure on pregnant and postpartum women.
  • Identify the challenges faced when identifying and treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs).
  • Describe the symptoms and understand the differential diagnosis of prenatal and postpartum depression, anxiety, panic disorder, OCT, PTSD, bipolar disorders and psychosis.
  • Assess prenatal and postpartum risk factors.
  • Describe effective tools for screening, assessment, intake and diagnosis of PMADs.
  • Discuss breastfeeding and PMADs.
  • Develop psychosocial and self-help treatment plans.
  • Indicate consequences of untreated Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders on infants, children and partners.
  • Identify ways to create social support programs, including groups and classes.
  • Describe legislative changes related to maternal mental health.
  • Identify specific online resources for pregnant and postpartum women and men.
  • Discuss cultural differences and PMADs.
  • Describe and assess co-existing childbearing complications affecting postpartum mental health
  • Describe complementary and alternative treatment modalities and research
  • Discuss spirituality and PMADS
  • Discuss psychopharmacology as it relates to pregnancy, postpartum and lactation

2 Day PSI Certificate Training Agenda

Day 1

8:00 am Registration and breakfast (provided)

8:30 am Welcome and Introductions

8:45 am Overview, Entering motherhood and why they suffer in silence

  • The Perinatal Period
  • Perfectionism, Dreams & Expectations
  • Myths of Motherhood
  • Stigma of Mental Illness
  • Barriers to Treatment

9:30 am The Many Faces of Perinatal Mood Disorders

  • Etiology
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Risk Factors

10:30 am Break

10:45 am PSI’s educational video:
“Healthy Mom, Happy Family: Understanding Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

11:00 am Screening and Prevention

12:00 pm Lunch provided (Panel of Survivors)

1:00 pm Social Support Networks

  • Faith Communities and Spirituality
  • 9 Steps to Wellness: A self-help model
  • Support Groups: what they look like, how to start one, successful implementation

2:15 pm 15 minute Break

2:30 pm International Incidence and Cultural Differences of PMAD

3:00 pm Alternative and Complimentary Therapies

  • Legislative Updates
  • Resouces Review

4:30 pm Closing and Evaluations


Day 2

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am The Team/Critical Components to Recovery

9:00 am Psychotherapeutic Models

  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Couples Therapy

10:30 am Break

10:45 am Pharmacological Interventions:

  • Pregnancy, Postpartum, Lactation

12:15 pm Lunch (provided)

1:15 pm What About the Rest of the Family?

  • Effects of Untreated PMAD on Mother, Infant and Family
  • Fathers and Partners
  • PSI DVD: “Fathers Respond
  • DVD: Wade Bowen: “Turn on the Lights

2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm What about the Rest of the Family (cont’d)

3:15 pm Other Important Considerations

  • Breastfeeding and PMAD
  • Infertility, Adoption, Pregnancy Loss, Infants in NICU

4:45 pm Evaluation and Adjourn


Photo of Birdie Meyer, RN, MA

Birdie Meyer, RN, MA

Coordinator Perinatal Mood Disorders Program at IU Health Maternity Services, Indiana State Co-Coordinator for Postpartum Support International(PSI), and Past-President of Postpartum Support International. Member of the Indiana Perinatal Mood Disorders Task Force.

Photo of Wendy Davis, PhD

Wendy Davis, PhD

Counselor and consultant specializing in assessment and treatment of perinatal mental health. Provides training to providers, community support networks,and organizations. Executive Director of Postpartum Support International and coordinates the PSI Support Volunteers in the U.S. and 36 other countries.

Photo of Andrea Fritschle, MD

Andrea Fritschle, MD

A psychiatrist on staff with Behavioral Health at Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Florida Her areas of experitise include working with special needs children and adults, management of anxiety, mood and behavioral disorders and helping families though difficult times.






Baptist Health System is approved as a continuing education provider by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Provider # 850. Expires March 2015. Day One Approved for 6.5 CEUs; Day Two Approved for 6.5 CEUs 


This program  has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors

Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, has been approved by the Indiana Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor Board to provide Category I Continuing Education program for: LSW, LCSW, and MTC. This program provides a maximum of 13.75 contact hours

This Live activity, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care, from 04/18/2012-04/18/2013 has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1

 U Health Indianapolis (OH-412, 6/1/2013) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation









A block of discounted rooms are available for conference attendees at the Hampton Inn. 

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Any cancellations must be submitted by March 27, 2013. To receive a refund, please submit your cancellation instructions here via Contact the Host. No cancellations will be given after March 27th but you may send someone in your place.


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When & Where

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Jessie Dupont Auditorium
800 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, 32207

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Friday, April 5, 2013 at 4:45 PM (EDT)

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