Workshop: Perinatal Mental Health


Date / Time

Oct 3, 2019, 1:30pm–5:00pm


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Providence Auditorium
20 W 9th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204


Every year, approximately 10,000 patients in Washington experience mental health problems before, during or after delivery. Our goal is to give their perinatal, mental health and primary care providers the support and tools they need to effectively treat their patients’ mental health disorders during pregnancy and postpartum.

In this workshop, Amritha Bhat, MD, MPH and Kelly Wurzel, MD, will conduct a half day training that includes presentations, case examples, and interactive small group exercises focused on mental health screening and treatment during the perinatal period.

Attendees will learn:

  • Process of differential diagnosis of common mental disorders in the perinatal period
  • Risks of untreated mental disorders and risks of psychotropic medication use during pregnancy and lactation.
  • Informed consent discussions with pregnant and breastfeeding women regarding commonly used psychotropic medications

Please join us! This presentation is open to anyone who cares for pregnant women or new moms including but not limited to: obstetricians, midwives, registered nurses, pharmacists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, and other primary care and mental health providers.

Please RSVP by September 16 at mcmh@uw.edu.

This workshop is free.

Thursday, October 3:
Lunch & Check‐In 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Workshop 1:30– 5:00 p.m.

Providence Auditorium
20 W 9th Ave, Spokane, WA 99202

For more information, visit the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences | Maternal Child and Mental Health | mcmh.uw.edu.


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