MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH INTENSIVE
for Mental Health Professionals
A Two-Day Clinical Training on Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders + Perinatal Grief & Loss
Twenty percent of pregnant and postpartum women experience clinically significant mood and anxiety disorders. One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage. And one in 160 babies are stillborn. As a mental health professional you have a high likelihood of treating clients who experience one or more of these mental health challenges during their reproductive years and who will need specialized treatment to cope and move forward successfully.
At our two-day training in a small, interactive classroom setting, Seleni Institute clinicians will train attendees on effective treatments, using lectures, case studies, and role-play techniques. Utilizing the most current theoretical and research findings, we will cover the three critical steps to treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) and grief from miscarriage, stillbirth, and child loss.
Additionally, all participants will receive:
- Digital certificate of completion
- Digital badge for participant's professional website and LinkedIn
- Permanent, searchable listing and link on the Seleni website, indicating successful completion of coursework.
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886720276-0) for 16 Social Work continuing education contact hours.
January 27-28, 2017
March 17-18, 2017
May 19-20, 2017Register Now
207 East 94th Street
New York, NY 10128
- Differentiate normative experiences such as the “baby blues” from the wide range of perinatal distress that encompass PMADs.
- Implement interventions based on a model of treatment informed by the cognitive behavioral therapy framework, a first-line, evidence-based approach.
- Evaluate the need for additional interventions, including psychiatric consultation and collaboration as well as psychopharmacological interventions.
- Diagnose and implement effective interventions and patient care management strategies for normative and complicated grief related to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, and the death of a child.
- Help clients make decisions about whether and how to move forward with building a family.
- Identify risk factors for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and suicide.
- Implement tools to prevent clinician burnout and enhance self-care and connection to meaning in your own life.
Our experienced, expert teachers are also current clinicians at the Seleni Institute, working with these populations on a daily basis.
"I've learned a great deal. But more than this, I've been deeply moved by the material and feel that I've grown as a human being."
"All the instructors were very well prepared and well organized. Each were present and thoughtful in their communications and feedback. They did an excellent job providing a safe space to explore difficult material."
"[The instructors] were such great facilitators. They created an open, curious, safe environment in which to learn. The concrete concepts, statistics, and interventions helped me understand how to put theory into actual practice when I am in the room with a client. I really appreciated the respect they modeled for their clients and the honest way in which they spoke about their work."
"All in all, this was an excellent course that left me energized and hungry for more. It’s clear that each of the staff are a well of knowledge! Thank you for being open, grounded and authentic!"
"Information was presented very clearly. Instructors were well informed/knowledgeable about the topic. Very organized, engaged well with audience. Encouraged questions and reflections."
"I attended the Maternal Mental Health Intensive at Seleni this past weekend. The environment was lovely and calming, the doctors teaching the course were well informed and clearly passionate about their work. They were able to handle difficult topics like perinatal loss with sensitivity and professionalism, and I feel much more ready to handle these issues in my future work. I would recommend the training to every therapist or future therapist who deals with clients of reproductive age. I will definitely recommend Seleni to anyone struggling with PMADs (post-partum depression/anxiety) or who has suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth or another type of perinatal loss."