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Postpartum Depression & Related Disorders: Clinical Strategies to Identify and Treat Parents Who Are Suffering in Silence


Speaker:
Hilary Waller, MS, LPC
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC055415
Brochure Code:
PWZ87851
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD

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Description

It’s not a topic that comes up at play groups or over coffee. Instead, new parents suffer quietly, engulfed in shame and secrecy, afraid to dispel the ever-present myths about parenthood - “everything is perfect,” “I love being a parent,” and “this is the happiest time of my life.”

They don’t share the dark thoughts, intense anxiety, scary intrusive thoughts, checking excessively on the baby, feelings of inadequacy, grief over lost independence, thoughts of harm to self or baby, and even delusions and hallucinations.

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) are real, pervasive, and can be life-threatening.

Are you missing the signs with the parents you treat?

Attend this compelling one-day seminar and gain tools to intervene during a critical period that does not offer the luxury of time. Postpartum parents are exceptionally vulnerable, as are their infants who are fully dependent on them. This seminar is a must-attend for any professional working with pregnant or postpartum parents.

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Hilary Waller, MS, LPC's Profile

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The Postpartum Stress Center


Hilary Waller, MS, LPC, is a psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She is the director of education and programming at The Postpartum Stress Center outside of Philadelphia, which was founded by renowned perinatal expert Karen Kleiman and was listed in Philly Magazine as a "Center of Excellence" for Maternal/Fetal Care in 2008. In addition to providing direct care services to individuals, couples and groups at the center, Hilary serves as an instructor with Karen Kleiman, providing a quarterly 12 CE hour postgraduate advanced training for clinicians across the US and abroad who want to specialize in treating the perinatal population. She conducts workshops and trainings for maternal mental healthcare providers as well as non-clinical staff working with the perinatal population. Hilary completed her master's degree in counseling psychology from Holy Family University in 2013. She is deeply honored to support new patients.

Hilary's forthcoming clinical workbook on the treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD), co-authored by perinatal experts Karen Kleiman and Dr. Tonya Cotler, will be published in the fall of 2022 (PESI Publishing).


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Hilary Waller has an employment relationship with The Postpartum Stress Center. She receives royalties as a published author. Hilary Waller receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Hilary Waller is a member of the American Counseling Association.


Additional Info

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Questions?

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Objectives

  1. Develop communication style that meets the unique needs of perinatal clients in order to improve client engagement and retention.
  2. Differentiate between “normal” perinatal experiences and clinically relevant symptoms to inform clinician's choice of treatment interventions.
  3. Modify clinical interventions and screening tools to incorporate the "holding" approach with perinatal clients.
  4. Integrate understanding of common difficulties occurring within perinatal family system for purpose of psychoeducation, collaboration with family members or partners, and improved specificity of case conceptualization.
  5. Determine self-regulation skills and interventions the clinician can use to manage vulnerability that may interfere with treatment of perinatal clients.
  6. Assess and respond effectively to special circumstances (breastfeeding, NICU, perinatal loss, adoption, depression in the partner) that impact therapeutic process and treatment planning.

Outline

The Clinical Profile of PMADs: (Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders):
  • What causes postpartum mental health disorders?
  • The “perinatal masquerade” and illusion of perfection in parenthood
  • Why “perinatal” is a multi-decade stage in life
  • What makes mood disorders during this period unique
  • Breaking through guilt, shame, and silence
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks
PMAD Screening and Assessment
  • Are you asking the right questions?
  • Red flags: What to look/listen for each session
  • Evidence-based assessment tools
  • Differential diagnosis: The PMAD spectrum
    • Depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, psychosis
  • The Postpartum Stress Center PMAD Response Model
  • How to respond to disclosures of thoughts to harm self or baby
  • Where and how to refer to a specialist/higher level of care
Clinical Interventions for Parents Who are Symptomatic, Exhausted, and Preoccupied
  • How treatment differs for this population
  • Create a safe “holding environment”
  • Break through guilt, shame, and silence
  • Navigating scary intrusive thoughts
  • Practical interventions for busy new parents
  • The perinatal family: Identify and engage necessary supports in treatment
  • Tools for healing the perinatal intimate partnership
  • Psychotropic medications: Safe for pregnant or nursing parents?
  • Collaborative care with other providers
  • Videos: Beyond the Fear & Voices of Recovery
  • Exercises: Token assessment and case examples
The Nuanced Experience of the Perinatal Clinician
  • Managing countertransference
  • Ethical decision making: Breaking the rules and self-disclosure
  • Collaboration and collegial support
Special Considerations
  • Feeding issues: Breastfeeding and/or bottle
  • Infertility/Assisted reproductive technologies
  • Trauma
  • NICU
  • Perinatal grief and loss
  • When PMADs are left untreated or present later in parenthood
  • Multicultural factors

Target Audience

  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Pediatricians
  • Gynecologists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Midwives and Doulas
  • Lactation Consultants
  • Other professionals who work with perinatal parents

Reviews

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Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 4

Comments

Krystl R

"Great presentation and message. I would recommend labor and delivery nurses, NP's, PA's and OB/GYNs take this course to recognize this and offer prompt treatment."

Stephanie H

"Excellent presentation. Presenter was very knowledgeable on topic."

Cate B

"one of the best PESI trainings I've attended. Very informative and organized well. "

Stephanie S

"Excellent course, thank you!"

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