Perinatal in Practice

Provider: 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

Prerequisites: Completion of predisposing activity
Suitable for: GP Registrars, GPs, Nurse – Midwife, Psychologists

Topics Covered:
1. Transition to Parenthood
2. Understanding Attachment
3. Screening & Diagnosis
4. Postnatal Management
5. Antenatal Management

Learning Objectives

  • 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

CPD Points:

• RACGP QI&CPD Cat 1 40 points
• Australian Association of Social Workers 6hrs CPD
• Australian College of Midwives CPD Recognised Activity

Dates, Times, Costs & Registration

State City Date Time Fee Book Now
QLD Brisbane 28 Apr 2018 9 AM – 5 PM $360.00 Register and Pay Online 
SA Mt Gambier 7 Apr 2018 9 AM – 5 PM $50.00 Register and Pay Online 



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