Understanding Maternal Depression


9 a.m. - Noon
Course #:
Erikson Institute
Credit Available:
0.3 CEUs; 3 SWCEUs; Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Program for 3 contact hours in the area of Working with Families
Postpartum depressive disorders exist on a spectrum of severity from postpartum blues to psychosis. Often, postpartum anxiety can accompany postpartum depression, and can even be confused with it. This workshop explores diagnosis and assessment for each disorder using videos, screening tools, and case examples to enhance understanding. Maternal depression and related disorders have numerous implications for mental health and the parent-child relationship. Following discussion of the impact of maternal depression on the infant and family, participants will explore an overview of treatment approaches found to be effective in managing the disorder and repairing the mother-child relationship.

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