- Course# CE1354W
- APA, CAMFT, BRN
- Fee: $100.00
CE Credit Hours: 4
APA, CAMFT, BRN
Clinicians will gain a working knowledge of the six mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) which occur in pregnancy and postpartum (depression, panic, posttraumatic stress, obsessive compulsive disorder, psychosis and bipolar), and will learn how to successfully screen their clients, assess their needs and provide appropriate intervention. Etiology of the disorders, risk factors, and collaboration of the professional team will be discussed, as well as conventional and alternative treatment modalities.
- Identify the six perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
- Differentiate between the Baby Blues and postpartum depression.
- Take appropriate steps to intervene when a new mother needs help.
- List the differences between normal experiences of pregnancy and symptoms of a mood disorder in pregnancy.
Instructor: Shoshana Bennett, PhD
Shoshana Bennett, PhD, after two life-threatening bouts of postpartum illness, Dr. Shoshana Bennett helped pioneer the field of maternal mental health. She founded Postpartum Assistance for Mothers in 1987, became president of California’s state organization Postpartum Health Alliance, and then served as President of Postpartum Support International. Dr. Shosh is the author of Children of the Depressed, Postpartum Depression for Dummies, Pregnant on Prozac, and is co-author of Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety. She is the creator of the app PPD Gone!, and is an executive producer of the documentary, Dark Side of The Full Moon. Dr. Shosh has been featured on national TV and radio shows such as 20/20 and NPR, quoted in dozens of newspapers and magazines, and is a frequent keynote speaker and guest lecturer. She recently co-founded the Postpartum Action Institute, committed to promoting parental health. To date, she has helped over 20,000 expectant and new mothers and fathers around the world through private consultations, tele-classes, conferences, webinars, and support groups. Reach her at www.DrShosh.com.
JFKU-CE is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs & LEPs and by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for RNs. JFKU-CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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