1 Hour | 1 CE

This on-demand webinar on What is Maternal Mental Health? An Introduction to the Basics is presented by Alinne Barrera, PhD.   

This course introduces participants to common mental health disorders experienced during the perinatal period (i.e., pregnancy and postpartum) with an emphasis on maternal depression and anxiety. This course describes screening tools and recommendations, along with prevention and treatment interventions. Finally, the Mothers and Babies Course, an intervention for the prevention of postpartum depression (PPD) recently recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force for women at high risk of PPD,  is introduced.

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 course you will be able to:

  • Describe common maternal mental health disorders and symptom presentations

  • Describe factors that impact disparities in maternal mental healthcare

  • Describe the principles and adaptations of the Mother and Babies Course

  • Intended Audience

    This on-demand webinar is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This on-demand webinar is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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