Postpartum Support International Pre-Conference
2-Day Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Certificate Training
Wed June 24 – Thurs 25, 2015 | Plymouth, Michigan
The 2-day PSI Certificate of Completion Course, taught by expert and engaging faculty, is a thorough and evidence-based curriculum designed for nurses, physicians, social workers, mental health providers, childbirth professionals, public health and home visitors, 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, breakfast and lunch, and continuing education credits. Approved for CMEs, CNEs, and CEs.
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care
PSI Training Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Identify the challenges faced when identifying and treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
- Describe and implement differential diagnosis of prenatal and postpartum depression, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorders and psychosis.
- Discuss psychopharmacology as it relates to pregnancy, postpartum, and lactation.
- Implement assessment of prenatal and postpartum risk factors.
- Identify and implement the use of evidence-based screening tools and best practices for administering and interpreting scores and making referrals
- Identify treatment options for PMADs.
- Discuss breastfeeding and PMADs and implement effective ways to communicate with new parents.
- Develop and implement psychosocial and self-help treatment plans as well as appropriate psychotherapy techniques and alternative therapies.
- State appropriate psychotherapy modalities.
- Indicate consequences of untreated Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
- Discuss effects and consequences on partners.
- Identify social support, legislative changes, and community resources, including how to set up support groups and offer social support.
- Discuss PMADs and cultural considerations.
- Discuss spirituality and PMADs
8:00am Registration & Light Breakfast
8:30am – 5:00pm PSI Training each day
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
8-8:30am Registration & Breakfast
- 8:30 am WELCOME and BACKGROUND
PSI and Social Support History
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:
- Signs and Symptoms
- Diagnostic Features
- Dads and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders
PSI’s educational video and discussion: Engaging Moms and Dads:“Healthy Mom, Happy Family: Understanding Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders”
Risk Factors and Prevention
Other Important Considerations:
- Breastfeeding and PMADs
- Pregnancy Loss
- Infants in NICU
Panel of Survivors, facilitated by PSI Faculty
Screening and Prevention: Screening Tools and Assessment
Social Support Networks:
- 9 Steps to Wellness: Jane Honikman’s self-help model
- Support Groups and Warmlines: What they look like, how to start one, successful elements
- Faith Communities and Spirituality
Support Groups and Warmlines
Faith Communities and Spirituality
International Incidence and Cultural Awareness of PMADs
Q & A, Discussion
THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
- Registration and breakfast (provided)
Raising Public Awareness and Reducing Stigma
The Team & Critical Components to Recovery
Psychotherapeutic Themes and Models:
- Interpersonal Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Couples Therapy
- Mother-Infant Therapeutic Approaches
Complementary and Alternative Therapies
- Evidence-Based Research and Best Practices
- Reading Lists and Handouts
- Local Resources
- Online Resources
- Building a Network
Lunch (provided) and Networking
DVD: Wade Bowen: “Turn on the Lights” for PSI
Effects of Untreated PMADs on Mother, Infant, and Family
PSI DVD “Fathers Respond” and Discussion
Pharmacological Interventions in Pregnancy, Postpartum and Lactation
- Evidence based research
- Evaluating Studies and Article
- Talking with families about medication