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Integrating Maternal Mental Health: Making Our Care for Families Trauma-Informed
Recorded on August 16, 2022
On Demand Education
Free
2 CE Hours
Clinical
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Description

This presentation will offer an introduction to the field of Maternal Mental Health and how it relates to Infant Mental Health and trauma-informed clinical work with families.

The presentation will have two main parts: One part focusing on the foundational clinical aspects of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) like diagnosis, etiological factors, presentation, comorbitity, symptomology, and basic principles of assessment, case conceptualization, intervention, and treatment. This will be done using a biopsychosocial approach demonstrating how individual and systemic levels of risk factors interact. The second part will focus on how Maternal Mental Health informs Infant Mental Health and clinical work with families. The principles for trauma-informed care for families that considers and integrates Maternal Mental Health will be explained.

An overview of best practices and treatment modalities will be presented along with an information about the standard screening tools and referrals that can be readily implemented by providers.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and distinguish the 2 most common Perinatal Mood and Anxiety disorders, their presentation, prevalence, and main risk factors.
  2. List and describe the 3 main ways Maternal Mental Health and Infant Mental Health interact on biological, psychological and sociological levels.
  3. Explain how 3 risk factors for PMADs on individual and systemic levels compound and interact with risk factors for early attachment development
  4. Describe 3 principles for trauma-informed care for families that considers and integrates Maternal Mental Health
CE Details
Introductory
Clinical

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This presentation has been approved for 2.0 CE clock hours by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

TPN.health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CE Policy
TPN.health and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Helena Vissing

Dr. Vissing is a Licensed Psychologist certified in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) in private practice in Westwood, Los Angeles. She practices trauma-informed somatic psychotherapy as a Provisional Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Dr. Vissing is Adjunct faculty at several graduate institutions, including ReissDavis Graduate School, Antioch and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She teaches Child and Adolescent Development, Treatment of Children and Adolescents, Psychodynamic Theories, and Maternal Mental Health. As Training Faculty for Maternal Mental Health NOW, Dr. Vissing also provides trainings and consultations for providers.

Dr. Vissing is originally from Denmark where she specialized in developmental psychology, trained in Play Therapy, and worked as a School Psychologist before moving to Los Angeles in 2010. Here she completed the post-master’s PsyD in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and began to specialize in Maternal Mental Health. She has published book chapters and articles on the topic of the psychology of motherhood.

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