'Perinatal in Practice' workshop at Black Dog Institute

This workshop aims to introduce health professionals to the current understanding of perinatal mood disorders and its management, using lecture, case studies and interactive exercises. Suitable for GPs, GP registrars, psychologists, early childhood nurses and midwives, this program will teach health professionals to:

  • recognise the psychosocial stressors that commonly affect parents in the perinatal period
  • opportunistically screen women for perinatal mood disorders using a screening tool and clinical interview
  • diagnose perinatal mood disorders as distinct from commonly experienced adjustment difficulties
  • assess the risk of untreated perinatal depression for the mother-baby dyad
  • select appropriate medications for pregnant and breastfeeding women when pharmacological treatment is indicated
  • develop a comprehensive management plan using a MHTP for women with perinatal mood disorders

Online registration for Black Dog Institute's education programs can be through their health professional calendars for GPs and psychologists.

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Author: Meaghan Morris, Education Project Manager, Black Dog Institute