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PSI Certificate Trainings

Postpartum Support International
2-Day Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Training
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care

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 disorders. Registration includes training binder, handouts, breakfast and lunch, and continuing education credits. Approved for CMEs, CNEs, and CEs.

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Upcoming PSI 2-Day Certificate Trainings

 

 

September 10-11,  2015
Sacramento, California
Pec Indman, EdD, MFT; Wendy N Davis, PhD; Annell Mavrantonis MD
KVIE Public Television
Ose Community Room
2030 West El Camino Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95833
registration link coming soon

 

October 19-20, 2015
Long Island, New York
Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA; Wendy N. Davis, PhD; Lisa Testa, PhD; Amanda Tinkelman, MD
30 Cutter Mill Rd
Inn at Great Neck
Great Neck, NY 11021
registration link coming soon

 

November 30 – December 1, 2015
Indianapolis Indiana
in collaboration with Indiana Perinatal Network
Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA; Wendy N. Davis, PhD; Sara Pollard MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Indiana University Health — Methodist Hospital
Indianapolis, IN
registration link  coming soon

 

 


Would you like to bring a training to your area? Please contact PSI Education and Training Chair, Birdie Meyer, RN, MA at training@postpartum.net

PSI TRAINING AGENDA

DAY ONE

8-8:30am Registration & Breakfast

WELCOME and BACKGROUND
Introduction and History of Postpartum Support International

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
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
Infertility
Adoption
Pregnancy Loss
Infants in NICU

Lunch (provided)

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

International Incidence and Cultural Differences of PMADs 

Q & A, Discussion 

DAY TWO

Registration and breakfast (provided)

Public Service Announcements: Raising Public Awareness

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

Legislative Updates

Resource Review
Reading Lists and Handouts
Local Resources
Online Resources

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”

Pharmacological Interventions in Pregnancy, Postpartum and Lactation
Evidence based research
Evaluating Studies and Article
Talking with families about medication

Q&A, Discussion

PSI Training Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify the challenges faced when identifying and treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
2. Describe the symptoms and understand the differential diagnosis of prenatal and postpartum depression, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorders and psychosis.
3. Discuss psychopharmacology as it relates to pregnancy, postpartum, and lactation.
4. Assess prenatal and postpartum risk factors.
5. Assess for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
6. Identify treatment options for PMADs.
7. Discuss breastfeeding and PMADs.
8. Develop psychosocial and self-help treatment plans as well as appropriate psychotherapy techniques and alternative therapies
9. State appropriate psychotherapy modalities.
10. Indicate consequences of untreated Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
11. Discuss effects and consequences on partners.
12. Identify social support, legislative changes, and community resources, including how to set up support groups and offer social support.
13. Discuss cultural differences and PMADs.
14. Discuss spirituality and PMADs