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Depression in New Mothers

Course #: 012-1152

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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CE Course Description

New mothers are experiencing sadness at alarmingly high rates and many are experiencing symptoms consistent with postpartum depression.  It is necessary that we understand the impact that depression in new motherhood has on not only the mother but the child and family unit. This course will provide an oversight into the depression that women experience in the first few months of motherhood in order to help professionals increase their skillsets and apply learnings to work with new mothers.  It will teach professionals to identify women at risk for depression in motherhood and help them to develop skills for intervention. It will explore common scenarios through the use of various case studies so that professionals can be prepared for the nature of work they might do if this is a population they have interest in serving.

CE Course Objectives

  1. Identify and comprehend postpartum depression and “the baby blues'
  2. Examine the impact that depression has on a mother and the attachment style of the child
  3. Understand and apply learnings for how to diagnose postpartum depression
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of interventions used to address symptoms of depression in new motherhood
  5. Recognize and apply learnings for identifying at risk mothers 

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