Workshop: Perinatal Mental Health


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Oct 3, 2019, 1:30pm–5:00pm Save to your calendar (.ics file)

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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Providence Auditorium
20 W 9th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204