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The Most Frequent Complication of Childbirth: Understanding and Treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety

Due to the continuing global health situation, all current programs will be offered in an online format.  Our staff are available to answer your questions at

Diane Sanford, PhD
Owner & Health Provider, Midwest Mind Body Health Center

Preferred registration deadline: October 23rd.

This workshop will be conducted in a virtual Zoom meeting online format.

3 CEUs

Because of the hormonal, psychological and situational changes of having a baby, 1 in 7 women will experience a postpartum mood or anxiety episode. The rates are higher, up to 1 in 4 women, among those in “at risk” groups.

This workshop will increase your understanding of the etiology underlying postpartum clinical conditions and how to distinguish them from normal postpartum adjustment changes. Understand the risk factors associated with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD's) and early intervention strategies to decrease your client’s vulnerability to a clinical episode. We will explore evidence-based treatment approaches to PMAD's including mindfulness-based interventions, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).

General Admission: $60**
Class size is limited to 50.

**Discounts on workshop admission are offered to the Brown School’s students, alumni, and field instructors. We also offer a discount to full-time graduate students in other programs and to our Washington University faculty/staff colleagues. No other discounts are available. Admission discounts apply automatically in your cart, based on your profile in our registration software.

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