Advanced Evaluation & Management of Psychiatric Illness in Reproductive Age Women
Receive exclusive discounts for ACNM members when you register for this intensive web-based certificate course - on-demand!
This unique, 7-hour program was developed by an experienced nurse-midwife and women’s/perinatal psychiatry specialist - for midwifery students & clinicians:
- Increase your confidence and competence to address common anxiety and depressive symptoms in any midwifery setting
- Learn to recognize serious, complicated psychiatric disorders requiring emergent evaluation and specialty management
- Improve obstetric, infant and global health outcomes, and reduce health disparities
- Demonstrate leadership in clinical, academic and policy arenas
Continuing Education Credit
This program is approved for 7.0 contact hours or 0.7 CEUs by the ACNM, including 2.5 hours of pharmacology content.
Upon registration, learners will receive log-in information that allows access to videos, downloadable presentation slides, hand-outs and references for ten days. Following course completion, registrants will take a post-test to receive their certificate attesting the installation of this advanced skill set.
Downloaded materials can be compiled for use as a comprehensive women’s mental health reference— in every clinical setting!
- Review various female hormone-mood connections related to PMS, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, infertility treatment, pregnancy, birth, the postpartum transition and breastfeeding, and menopause.
- Improve screening and assessment techniques, and become more comfortable with diagnostic criteria for many common psychiatric disorders.
- Become familiar with common bio-psycho-social contributors to psychiatric illness in women.
- Explore ethical dilemmas and informed consent issues related to prescribing medications for preconception, pregnant, and postpartum women.
- Utilize evidence-based treatment strategies for selecting and implementing medical and non-medical treatments for common depressive and anxious disorders. Free, web-based tools will be introduced to assist clinicians in treatment planning.
- Identify strategies for ruling out bipolar and psychotic disorders, and become familiar with treatment goals and strategies for women with bipolar and/or psychotic disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum year in order to recognize deterioration and support management by psychiatric clinicians.
- Understand how the midwifery scope of practice encompasses the provision of primary care services such as mental health screening, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and referral.
To see a video clip from the program, learn more about the course and faculty, and receive exclusive ACNM member discounts go to: http://www.midwife.org/mentalhealthcertificate
Feedback from a nurse-midwife in Texas…
"I can't say enough how helpful this presentation was. I work in El Paso, TX in an area that has very few mental health resources and where providers are very hesitant to treat pregnant and breastfeeding women at all with medications. This presentation gave me more confidence to practice to my full scope and to go out and look for mental health providers who I may collaborate with in the future. This presentation made me proud to be a midwife and APRN."
Supported, in part, with an award from the
American College of Nurse-Midwives Foundation's
W. Newton Long Award