By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain three characteristics of postnatal depression.
-Explain some examples of misunderstood reactions that new fathers often have.
-Explain 4 treatment methods mentioned for pregnant women suffering from depression.
-Explain how anxiety lead to a difficult labor experience.
-Explain some factors that can trigger bipolar disorder in new mothers.
-Explain a sample of a reassurance you could provide the father experiencing postpartum depression.
-Explain three stages of marital disharmony.
-Explain three of four treatment methods for pregnant women suffering from depression.
-Explain two effective somatic PPD treatment methods.
-Explain what differentiates PPD from the “baby blues.”
-Explain some of the factors that increase a woman’s risk of developing PPD.
-Explain four treatment methods for postpartum depression.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."