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Event Details - Addressing Issues in the Perinatal Period

Title: Addressing Issues in the Perinatal Period
Type of Activity: Online Learning
Objective of Activity:

Prematurity
Learn about causes and effects of prematurity on the entire family
Review medical issues for preemies
Discuss life in the NICU and explore parenting under the microscope (in the NICU)
Identify strategies to help bond with baby
Identify methods for easing discharge anxieties


  • Perinatal and Postpartum Depression
    Learn about maternal depression and child development
    Review postpartum depression effects on early interactions
    Review postpartum psychosis literature 
    Identify treatment approaches for postnatal depression
    Review interventions for postpartum depression
Course / Activity Outline:
  • Prematurity and NICU Life Video 1 hour

  • Trauma Informed Care in the NICU -8 Pages

  • Prematurity and NICU life Quiz

  • Postpartum Depression Video 1 Hour

  • Quiz: Postpartum Depression

  • Guidelines for the Treatment of Perinatal Mental Health Issues Pages 1-63

  • ScaryThoughts Handout File 1 page

  • Edinburgh PostNatal Depression Scale 1 page

  • Maternal Depression and Child Development 9 pages

  • Postpartum Depression Effects on Early Interactions 9 pages

  • Community Based Postpartum Depression 6 pages

  • Antidepressant Medication Use during Breastfeeding 15 pages

  • Treatment of Postnatal Depression 2 pages

  • Interventions for Postpartum Depression Pages 20-36

  • Postpartum Psychosis Literature Review 21 pages

  • Guidelines for the Treatment of Perinatal Mental Health Issues Quiz

Studens must pass quizzes with a minimum of 80% to earn a certificate.

OPD points: 10
Course / Workshop content:
  • Prematurity and NICU Life Video 1 hour

  • Trauma Informed Care in the NICU -8 Pages

  • Prematurity and NICU life Quiz

  • Postpartum Depression Video 1 Hour

  • Quiz: Postpartum Depression

  • Guidelines for the Treatment of Perinatal Mental Health Issues Pages 1-63

  • ScaryThoughts Handout File 1 page

  • Edinburgh PostNatal Depression Scale 1 page

  • Maternal Depression and Child Development 9 pages

  • Postpartum Depression Effects on Early Interactions 9 pages

  • Community Based Postpartum Depression 6 pages

  • Antidepressant Medication Use during Breastfeeding 15 pages

  • Treatment of Postnatal Depression 2 pages

  • Interventions for Postpartum Depression Pages 20-36

  • Postpartum Psychosis Literature Review 21 pages

  • Guidelines for the Treatment of Perinatal Mental Health Issues Quiz

Studens must pass quizzes with a minimum of 80% to earn a certificate.

Presenter / Provider: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes
Qualifications: PhD, LPC-MHSP, LMHC
Experience:

Dr. Snipes has a PhD in counselor education, has been licensed as a clinical psycotherapist since 2002 and is a qualified clinical supervisor.  Dr. Snipes' courses are approved by the boards for mental health, addictions and rehabilitation counseling, social work and marriage and family therapy throughout the US and Canada.

Registration URL: https://australia.allceus.com/member/cart?c=35
Cost ($): Unlimited Hours for AU$59 or Individual Courses for AU$3/hour
Registration Instruction:

Instructors are available via text chat 7 days a week to answer questions.

Group rates are available for unlimited memebrships.

Contact Name: Dawn-Elise Snipes
Contact Phone: 6155003441
Contact Email: support@allceus.com

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