Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

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About the Course:

“Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression and Anxiety” contains the most up-to-date pregnancy and postpartum resources for the prevention and treatment of mental health challenges for mothers and their partners. Information about psychotherapy, medications, as well as complementary and alternative treatments is provided. The book’s readable presentation makes it a comprehensive guide for health professionals and those who are suffering or know someone suffering with perinatal distress.

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Shoshana S. Bennett, Ph.D.

Shoshana S. Bennett, Ph.D., founded Postpartum Assistance for Mothers in 1987 and is a past president of Postpartum Support International. She is the author of several books regarding postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, as well as the creator of the first PPD app. “Dr. Shosh” is a nationally recognized expert on this topic.

Pec Indman, PA, Ed.D., MFT, PMH-C

Pec Indman, PA, Ed.D., MFT, PMH-C, is a past chair of education and training for Postpartum Support International and continues to develop curriculum and provide trainings through this organization. She is nationally certified in Perinatal Mental Health.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Recognize the symptoms of the most common postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.

  2. Summarize how partners, friends, and family can support a mother suffering with a postpartum mood or anxiety disorder.

  3. Discuss the utility of postpartum mental health screening and identify the most common postpartum screening inventories.

  4. List multiple treatment modalities for mothers and partners experiencing postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, including the benefits and risks of medication in treatment.

  5. Discuss the risks and benefits of medication for treating postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, including the implications for breastfeeding.

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Course Number: 102520
Credit Hours: 6cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 6cr
Exam Fee: $41.82
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