Most health professionals understand postpartum depression (PPD) and other mood disorders are a serious mental health concern, yet more women struggle with Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) than you might think, and some of those already have a history of trauma.
This workshop is designed to help clinicians safely learn to explore the importance of becoming more proactive with evaluation and understanding.
We will address the very real issue of how to treat women terrified to admit they’re in crisis and hiding their struggle with overwhelming anxiety, depression and trauma, either from their histories or from childbirth.
Most importantly, we will look at postpartum mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) through a trauma-informed lens. This approach provides the greatest benefit to our clients, as women experience PMADs as traumatic, and women with a prior trauma history are more at risk for developing PMADs. As we pay attention to the symptoms instead of just the narrative, participants will gain a deeper understanding of why perinatal mental health issues need to be re-framed as traumatic experiences. Participants will come away from this training empowered with a trauma-informed approach tailored to maternal mental health, thus giving women with trauma and postpartum trauma the effective and healing support they need.
Participants will have the opportunity to present cases or scenarios and process their struggles in treatment. Participants are encouraged to send case studies to the Ferentz Institute or Robyn Brickel ([email protected]), at least one week prior to the class to have those topics added to our discussion agenda.
In addition to the continuing education credits received through the Institute, the one day training will provide the advanced credit needed for the Postpartum Support International Certified Perinatal Health Professional.