An Overview of Maternal Depression: What Therapists Need to Know

Presented by Andrea Schneider, LCSW, MSW on 10-21-2011 at 9 a.m. Pacific to 10:30 a.m. Pacific (1:30 p.m. Eastern)

This web conference will provide clinicians/therapists with a general overview of perinatal mood/anxiety disorders, including their etiology and 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 people in therapy, risk factors, barriers to treatment, and 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 those in therapy.

Although comprehensive, the presentation 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 questions and answers.

This introductory 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. List four key interventions for perinatal mood/anxiety disorders;
  4. Outline at least three resources that are helpful to perinatal clients;
  5. Explain the difference between "baby blues" and perinatal depression and the prevalence of both.

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.

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Meet the Presenter

Andrea Schneider, LCSW, MSW

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 work through issues such as pregnancy/postpartum mood/anxiety disorders, infertility, perinatal loss (i.e. miscarriage), the transition to parenting, and special needs parenting.

Andrea is the Regional Coordinator for the state of California 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 has spoken in Seattle at the Postpartum Support International Conference. Most importantly, Andrea is the mother of two beautiful boys, aged five and 10, and she is also a survivor of postpartum depression.

For more information on Andrea and her work, please visit her website.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
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  • Logo This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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