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Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care


Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Friday, November 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EST)

Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Hillsborough County Healthy Start Care Coordination Ended Free $0.00
General Participant Ended $200.00 $4.99
One-Day Registration Ended $100.00 $2.99
PSI Members Ended $175.00 $4.49

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Event Details

Postpartum Support International

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Certificate Training 

"Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care"

Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA   ~  Wendy N. Davis, PhD   Bonnie Saks, MD

The 2-day PSI Certificate of Completion Course, taught by experienced and engaging faculty, is a thorough and evidence- based curriculum designed for nurses, 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. 

Sponsored by: REACHUP, Inc.

Location: Chester R. Ferguson Law Center | 1610 N. Tampa Street | Tampa, FL 33602

Lodging: REACHUP, Inc. has arranged for a special group rate at the Hilton Garden Inn/Tampa Westshore. Call the Hilton at 1-813-289-2700 and ask for the REACHUP group rate. Call before October 19th for special rate.

Postpartum Support International (PSI) is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth. PSI was founded in Santa Barbara California in 1987 to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional difficulties that women can experience during and after pregnancy. PSI provides support, reliable information, best practice training, and volunteers in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, and Mexico, and more than 35 other countries. Learn more about PSI programs and services www.postpartum.net. 

Training Agenda

Day 1

8:00 Registration 

8:30 Welcome and Introductions
  • Overview: Entering Motherhood & Why they suffer in silence
    • The Perinatal Period
    • Perfectionism, Dreams, & Expectations
    • Myths of Motherhood
    • Stigma of Mental illness
    • Barriers to Treatment
  • The Many Faces of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders:
    • Etiology
    • Signs and Symptoms
    • Risk Factors 
  • PSI's educational video: "Healthy Mom, Happy Family: Understanding Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders"
  • Screening and Prevention: Screening Tools, Methods, Risk Assessment 
  • Social Support Networks: 
    • Faith Communities and Spirituality
    • 9 Steps to Wellness:  Jane Honikman's self-help model
    • Support Groups:  What they look like, how to start one, successful elements
  • International Incidence and Cultural Differences of PMADs 
  • Other Important Considerations: 
    • Breastfeeding and PMADs
    • Infertility, Adoption, Pregnancy Loss, Infants in NICU

Day 2

8:00 am Registration 
  • The Team & Critical Components to Recovery 
  • Psychotherapeutic Models: 
    • Interpersonal Therapy
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Group Therapy
    • Couples Therapy
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  • Legislative Updates
  • Resource Review
  • DVD:  Wade Bowen: "Turn on the Lights" for PSI 
  • What about the rest of the family?
    • Effects of Untreated PMADs on Mother, Infant, and Family
    • Fathers and Partners 
    • PSI DVD "Fathers Respond"
Pharmacological Interventions in Pregnancy, Postpartum and Lactation; Evidence based research: Bonnie Saks, MD 


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, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorders and psychosis.

*Assess prenatal and postpartum risk factors.

*Describe effective tools for screening, assessment, intake, and diagnosis of PMADs.

*Identify treatment and appropriate psychotherapy modalities for 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.

Have questions about Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care? Contact REACHUP, Inc.

When & Where

Chester R. Ferguson Law Center
Cohen Hall
1610 N. Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Friday, November 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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