This Web Conference will provide clinicians/therapists with a general overview of perinatal mood/anxiety disorders, their etiology, prevalence, and also delve into the importance of screening practices from conception through the first year postpartum. Andrea will address key assessment questions to ask clients, risk factors, barriers to treatment, and also address intervention strategies. Myths of motherhood and addressing stigma as relates to perinatal depression/anxiety will also be discussed, in addition to bibliotherapy suggestions and resources for clients. Although comprehensive, the workshop addresses a subject of specialization that encourages clinicians to further their training in the perinatal area. The presentation will be a general overview and didactic in nature with ample time for question and answer.
This Web Conference is designed to help clinicians:
1) Identify risk factors for perinatal mood/anxiety disorders that warrant further screening during pregnancy and through the first year postpartum;
2) Differentiate between several differential diagnoses under the umbrella of perinatal mood anxiety/disorders and differentiate which constitutes a medical emergency versus what requires vigilant ongoing assessment (i.e. how is perinatal OCD different from perinatal psychosis?);
3) Learn four key interventions for perinatal mood/anxiety disorders;
4) Become aware of several resources that are helpful to perinatal clients;
5) Understand the difference between "baby blues" and perinatal depression and the prevalance of both.
If you have any questions about this Web Conference, or would like more information, please contact us here.
Andrea Schneider, LCSW, MSW
Andrea Schneider, LCSW, MSW is a perinatal psychotherapist in Glendora (Greater Los Angeles), CA. She specializes in women's reproductive mental health and helps women and their families as relates to pregnancy/postpartum mood/anxiety disorders, infertility, perinatal loss (i.e. miscarriage), transition to parenting, and special needs parenting. Andrea is the Regional Coordinator for the state of CA for Postpartum Support International where she provides support and training as a volunteer, also overseeing several volunteers who provide phone support. Andrea is also a member of the Los Angeles Perinatal Mental Health Task Force as well as the Inland Empire Perinatal Collaborative, where she supports best-practice perinatal trainings, legislation, fundraising, and networking at a grassroots level. She speaks and consults regarding perinatal mood/anxiety disorders for many non-profit and medical centers in the Greater Los Angeles Area and will be speaking in Seattle at the Postpartum Support International Conference this Sept. Most importantly, Andrea is the mother of two beautiful boys, ages ten and five, and she is also a survivor of postpartum depression. Her website is: EmbraceMotherhood.com
1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this Web Conference in its entirety. GoodTherapy.org is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
In short, participants will be able to listen to the event by calling in to our teleconference center. Prior to the event, all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to login to the teleconference and video conference center. This event will include lecture, interaction, and question and answer periods.
This Web Conference is available for free to GoodTherapy.org Members.
This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.