$550 Registration | Early Registration $500 (through Feb. 21st)

Session Dates: March 21 - 22nd & March 28 - 29, 2022 

Session Times: 9:00 am - 1:00pm Pacific

16 Hours | 16 CEs

This live workshop on an Introduction to Maternal Mental Health and the Mothers and Babies Program is presented by Alinne Barerra, PhD.

This 4-session workshop will begin by introducing participants to maternal mental health and common psychological disorders and symptoms experienced during the perinatal period (i.e., pregnancy and postpartum) with an emphasis on depression and anxiety. 

The first two sessions will introduce the topic, describe screening tools to identify and track symptoms, and will present evidence for prevention and treatment interventions. The final two sessions of this workshop will focus specifically on the Mothers and Babies Course (MB), a prevention of postpartum depression (PPD) intervention that was recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force for at-risk birthing persons. 

This portion of the workshop will describe the background and theoretical principles, structure, and content of the MB for participants interested in implementing the intervention in their communities.

Presented By

Alinne Barrera, PhD

Alinne Barrera, PhD is a California licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 22835). Her scholarly work is focused on depression prevention, intervention adaptations, and the use of technology to deliver maternal mental health resources. As a trainee, she built a strong foundation in the detection and treatment of major depression using standardized measures and evidence-based interventions. During the past 15 years Dr. Barrera has dedicated her research program to adapting and empirically testing internet and SMS versions of the Mothers and Babies Course/Curso Mamás y Bebés (MB), a prevention of postpartum depression intervention originally designed as an in-person group intervention for high risk perinatal persons. Dr. Barrera completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, her doctoral degree at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral NIMH-funded fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She is an Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at Palo Alto University and serves as Associate Director at the Institute for International Internet Interventions for Health (i4Health).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Describe common maternal mental health disorders and symptom presentations

  • Describe common symptoms presentations for perinatal depression

  • Describe the evidence for the Mothers and Babies program as a prevention intervention

  • Describe common symptom presentations for perinatal anxiety

  • Describe screening measures that can be used to assess depression and anxiety

  • Describe factors that impact disparities in maternal mental healthcare

  • Describe the research on one evidence-based prevention intervention for perinatal depression and anxiety

  • Describe the research on one evidence-based treatment options for perinatal depression and anxiety

  • Describe the theoretical principles and adaptations of the Mother and Babies program

  • Describe how to implement the Mothers and Babies Course in diverse communities and settings

  • Intended Audience

    This live workshop is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This live workshop is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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Live Event Policy

  • Event Communications

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  • Cancellation Policy

    Have a sudden change of plans and are unable to attend live? No worries, you will be given access to the on-demand version of the program once available.

  • Event Conduct

    Please conduct yourself in a professional manner throughout the event. Our goal is to make this as interactive an experience as possible for all who attend. We reserve the right to remove any participants who are disruptive or who act unprofessionally.

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