The following trainings have been approved  through the NASW-Virginia “Course Accreditation Program (CAP”) for Continuing Education Contact Hours.  Please contact the sponsoring organization using the  Contact information if you are interested in any of these trainings. 

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Basic Provider Training - May 15-16, 2021 

This training includes an in-depth look at Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs). This basic training is for any provider
that provides services to women during child-bearing years that would like to expand their knowledge and practice of PMADs.
Provide Learning

Objectives of training:
● Attendees will be able to define and explain the spectrum of PMADs and differential diagnosis criteria for this array of struggles.
● Attendees will be able to discuss the unique considerations related to therapeutic needs when working with women pregnant
and postpartum.
● Attendees will be able to identify and practice implementing screening and assessment tools for use in assessing of PMADs in
women pregnant and postpartum.

● Attendees will learn treatment options and Path to Wellness in treating PMADs
 

When:  May 15-26, 2021, 9:30am - 1:00pm 

Where:  Virtual 

CE Hours:  7 

Sponsor:  Postpartum Support Virginia, Arlington, VA 

Registration Information:  Contact Sultana Karim, skarim@pospartumsupportva.org or Danielle Cauley, dcauley@postpartumva.org

Advanced Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Training:  Practical Techniques and Tools to Use In Private Therapy Settings - June 26-27, 2021 

This training curriculum includes a review of the PMADs spectrum and explanation of differential diagnosis criteria. Attendee will be ale
to discuss: the unique considerations related to therapeutic treatment planning; identify and practice implementing and screening,
assessment, and diagnostic tools appropriate for PMADs; at least 3 therapeutic modalities appropriate for use in treating women at risk
and experiencing PMADs; explore a variety of new tools and techniques to add to their therapeutic toolbox. Discussion of case
studies relating to the PMAD spectrum, assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning will occur. Attendees will review the importance
of self-care and professional considerations unique to working with this population (pregnant and postpartum women).
Learning Objectives:  
Attendees will be able to

(1) define and explain the spectrum of PMADs and differential diagnosis criteria for this array of struggles;
(2) discuss PMADs in fathers as well as partner considerations that relate to diagnosis;

(3)  identify and practice implementing screening, assessment, and diagnostic tools appropriate for use in assessment of PMADs with women pregnant and postpartum; (

4) discuss the unique considerations related to creation of therapeutic “holding environment” as outlined by Karen Kleinman;

(5) discuss Lenses of Trauma and trauma considerations appropriate when treating women at risk for and experiencing PMADs;

(6)  discuss birth trauma and the increase this has on experiencing of PMADs;

(7) identify and discuss Postpartum PTSD and therapeutic treatment strategies specific to this diagnosis;

(8) will understand role of partner when treating someone struggling with a PMAD and how it relates to couples counseling considerations;

(9) discuss and practice using therapeutic modalities, techniques and tools specific to the perinatal period. Modalities include Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness/Mind-Body Techniques and Tool, EFT (Tapping) and EMDR;

(10) will understand sensitive intervention techniques related to grief and treatment of those dealing with Perinatal Complication & Loss; (11) understand importance of professionalism and self-care when working with PMADs; (12) will discuss need for consultation, boundaries, awareness, and selfcare when working with this population.

 

When:  June 26-27, 2021, 9:30am - 1:00pm

Where:  Virtual 

CE Hours:  7 
Sponsor:  Postpartum Support Virginia, Arlington, VA 

Registration Information:  Contact Sultana Karim, skarim@pospartumsupportva.org or Danielle Cauley, dcauley@postpartumva.org

 

contact us

National Association of Social Workers - Virginia Chapter

4860 Cox Road, Suite 200 Glen Allen, VA 23060 

804.204.1339