Advanced Individual Courses

Maternal Mental Health: What To Know & How to Screen

This course defines perinatal mental health for medical providers serving women of childbearing age and young children. Instructors including Gabrielle Kaufman, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT, NCC, PMH-C, Dr. Diana Lynn Barnes, Dr. Emily Dossett and Siobhan Ford, MSW, review prevalence rates, signs and symptoms, impact, differential diagnoses, and screening tools including the PHQ9 and EPDS. The course models sensitive communication during screening by including demonstrations of screenings taking place in both clinical and outpatient settings. Suicide screening questions and risk assessment, warm referrals and treatment plans are also discussed. Following completion of this course, participants will be able to: (1) Name 2 reasons why screening for PMADs is important; (2) Name 2 tools for screening and describe their essential differences; (3) Effectively utilize at least one screening tool for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and (4) Describe advantages and challenges in the screening process.
  • Introduction
  • Learning Objectives
  • What is the issue?
  • Diagnosis
  • Who is Impacted
  • Who should be screened?
  • Screening Demonstration - Clinical Setting
  • Screening Demonstration: Outpatient Settings
  • A Social Worker's Perspective: Chevonne Ford
  • Follow Up
  • Additional Assessment
  • Involving Family Members
  • Assessment
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed