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Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychopharmacology Training

Postpartum Support International presents a 6-hour advanced course on psychiatric pharmacology during pregnancy and lactation, taught by perinatal psychiatric experts.  It is an interactive, case-based advanced seminar, covering differential diagnosis, medication challenges, case examples, research on medication safety, and your questions.  Participants should have previously completed at least 14 hours of perinatal mental health training.

This course is a pre-requisite for the perinatal mental health certification, in the psychopharmacology specialty. PSI’s two-day Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care training or an equivalent fourteen-hour perinatal mood disorders certificate course is a pre-requisite for this advanced training. Please contact with questions you may have about meeting the pre-requisite.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe approaches to common challenges of psychiatric prescribing for perinatal mental illness
  2. Describe decisions related to the appropriate dosage.
  3. Describe expert recommendations related to specific case examples
  4. Identify resources for evidence-based data about medication during pregnancy and lactation

Advanced Psychopharmacology Agenda (PDF)

CME: This Live activity, Perinatal Psychopharmacology Advanced Course, 10/22/2021 to 10/22/2022, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.25 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.

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