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Perinatal Mental Health Frontline Provider Training

Postpartum Support International

Friday, February 9, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)

Perinatal Mental Health Frontline Provider Training

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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Perinatal Mental Health Frontline Provider Training

Location:  Nantucket Police Department, 4 Fairgrounds Rd, Nantucket  02554 

The Postpartum Support International 1-day training for prescribers is a thorough and evidence-based curriculum designed for mental health providers, physicians and advanced practice nurses in obstetrics, family practice, pediatrics and psychiatry, social workers, or anyone interested in learning skills and knowledge for assessment and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Registration includes training handouts and certificate of continuing education credits. 

Faculty: Chris Raines, RN MSN APRN-BC and Ann Smith, CNM 


Co-Sponsored by Fairwinds Counseling Center

Fairwinds Counseling

Mom and Baby 



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8:30 - 9:00          Registration - Fruit, snacks, and coffee provided

9:00 - 9:10          Welcome and Introduction

9:10 - 9:30          Overview: Entering Motherhood

  • The Perinatal Period
  • Myths of Motherhood
  • Life after baby
  • Journey to Motherhood
  • Treatment Barriers

9:30-10:30          The Many Faces of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders:

  • Etiology
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Diagnostic Features
  • Dads and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Risk Factors

10:30-10:45        BREAK

10:45-11:00        PSI’s educational video: "Healthy Mom, Happy Family: Understanding Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders"

11:00-12:00pm     Screening: Tools, Intake Assessment, Interpretation

12:00pm-1:00pm  LUNCH BREAK - Eat on your own in community

1:00-2:00pm      Evidence-Based Methods of Treatment: Effective Therapy and Complimentary Methods that work:

  • Breastfeeding and PMADs
  • Infertility, Adoption, Pregnancy Loss, Infants in NICU
  • Effects of Untreated PMDs
  • The Team and Critical Components to Recovery
  • Integrating medical, psychotherapeutic and social support interventions
  • Resources

2:00-3:00p          Pharmacological Interventions in Pregnancy, Postpartum and Lactation

  • Evidence based research
  • Evaluating Studies and Articles
  • Talking with families about medication

3:00-3:15p          BREAK

3:15-4:15p         Pharmacological Interventions - continued

  • Medication: Dosages, Choices, Pitfalls
  • When and How to Consult
  • Case Studies

4:15-4:30p          Q&A, Evaluations                                                                                                        



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CEs for Psychologists
Postpartum Support International (PSI) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Postpartum Support International (PSI) maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 5.5 CE contact hours.

Postpartum Support International has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6765. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Postpartum Support International is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 5.5 contact hours.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886708348-9671) for 5.5 continuing education contact hours. Approval Date: 12/15/2017 - 12/31/2018 

Application pending

Have questions about Perinatal Mental Health Frontline Provider Training? Contact Postpartum Support International

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Nantucket Police Department
4 Fairgrounds Rd
Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554

Friday, February 9, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)

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Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Support International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit organization with volunteers around the world dedicated to families 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 40 other countries.

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