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Post-Partum Depression and Anxiety

Signs & Treatment Trends for Post-partum Depression & Anxiety (3 hours)

June 12, 2019

6:00-9:00 PM

Dr. Jill Castro, PsyD, LP

Cost: $50

This session will seek to explore the signs of post-partum depression and anxiety and how they differ from what is widely known as the “baby blues”. Attendees will learn about risk factors, differential diagnoses, and identify treatment challenges when faced with perinatal mood disorders. Tools for assessment and formulating an appropriate treatment plan will also be discussed. Additional topics will include the importance of social support, tips for fathers and partners, community resources, and the importance of collaborative care.

Approved by MCBAP for 3 contact hours related to substance abuse.

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of post-partum depression and anxiety.
  2. Properly identify risk factors in expectant mothers.
  3. Adequately assess for PPD/PPA and/or recognize when a referral to a specialist is appropriate.
  4. Formulate an appropriate treatment plan for this population.
  5. Begin to develop their own “tool kit” for expectant families seeking support.

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Workshop Schedule of Events

5:45-6:00 PM Sign-in/Registration

6:00-7:30 PM Lecture and discussion: Recognizing signs of post-partum depression and anxiety (including post-partum psychosis), special considerations, and means of assessment.

7:30-7:45 PM Break

7:45-8:45 PM Lecture and discussion: Treatment trends, tips for clinicians.

8:45-9:00 PM Questions

9:00-9:15 PM Evaluations and Certificates

Recommended for

This workshop is appropriate for individuals seeking initial certification or recertification through MCBAP. It is also for mental health professionals who seek increased understanding of post-partum depression and anxiety.

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Dr. Jill Castro is a Faculty/Staff Counselor at the University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office. She received her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Michigan School of Psychology (MSP). Her prior experience includes clinical practice in a variety of mental health treatment settings, supervision of graduate students in psychology, and both adjunct and administrative faculty appointments. Previously, she worked as the Director of Clinical Training at MSP. Her clinical and research interests are in the area of women’s health and empowerment. 

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