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Spotlight on Advanced Topics in Women’s Mental Health

Course Open/Close: Apr 1, 2022 - Aug 21, 2022

This course will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in women across pregnancy and the postpartum. Specialized knowledge is necessary to tailor treatments to reproductive events such as pregnancy, pregnancy planning, and the postpartum.

Available Credits: 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 13.50 Nursing Contact Hours 13.50 Social Workers 13.50 Participation 13.50 Psychologists CE Credit Register For This Course

Course Details

Registration Deadline: April 18, 2022

The purpose of this course is to provide clinically meaningful education to multidisciplinary health care providers on topics often encountered in caring for women with psychiatric disorders.  This course was designed to promote high quality clinical care in women with psychiatric disorders across the reproductive lifespan, with comprehensive coverage of frequently encountered topics and discussion of the evidence base to inform clinical decision making.  Perinatal psychiatry topics will including clinical challenges discussed with case-based learning and considerations for women of color.  Substance use disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum will be additionally addressed. Topics will also include sexual dysfunction and an update on hormone therapy for the menopausal transition. Learning in this course will be facilitated by didactic materials delivered by the faculty from the MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health. Faculty will also provide question and answer and case-based discussion sessions for course participants. Readings to accompany course materials will also be provided.

Participants will have access to course materials from April 4, 2022 to May 16, 2022.

Pricing

Registration Deadline: April 18, 2022

Physicians and Doctoral-level Professionals: $445.00
Other Professionals: $345.00

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Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued for cancellation requests made during the first week of the course, but an administrative fee of $25.00 will be deducted from your refund. Cancellation requests made during the second week will receive a credit toward a future offering of the same course. No refunds or credits will be granted after April 18, 2022.

Q&A with Faculty

Welcome to Spotlight on Advanced Topics in Women’s Mental Health.

Each week, the faculty will be answering questions relating to the webinars and readings.

Please prepare your questions in advance of the call and submit them to womensmentalhealth@mgh.harvard.edu. If time permits, you may be able to ask questions that have not been pre-submitted, but to guarantee your query is addressed  please send in your questions by close of business the day prior.

Date of Q&A

Faculty

Topic

Thursday (4/7) at 12pm EDT

Lee Cohen

Challenging Cases in Perinatal Psychiatry: Case Based Learning I

Thursday (4/14) at 1pm EDT

Marlene Freeman

Challenging Cases in Perinatal Psychiatry: Case Based Learning II

Tuesday (4/19) at 12pm EDT

Nkechi Conteh

Perinatal Psychiatry: Considerations for Women of Color

Tuesday (4/26) at 1pm EDT

Jan Shifren

Sexual Dysfunction in Women: Causes and Treatment Options

Tuesday (5/3) at 3pm EDT

Kathryn Martin

Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Benefits and Risks Revisited

Monday (5/9) at 1pm EDT

Jessica Gray

Substance Use Disorders During Pregnancy and the Postpartum

 

 

 

Course Summary

Available Credits:13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 13.50 Nursing Contact Hours 13.50 Social Workers 13.50 Participation 13.50 Psychologists CE Credit
Course Topic:Women's Mental Health
Course Format:Online CBT Course
Target Audience:

This program is intended for: practicing psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychologists and nurse practitioners.

Course Opens: Apr 1, 2022
Course Closes: Aug 21, 2022
Cost: $445.00

Learning Objectives

Challenging Cases 1:

  • Discuss the management of psychiatric disorders in women in the context of infertility and its treatment
  • Describe FDA pregnancy labeling for psychotropic medications and to put this in historical context, while considering the use of an antidepressant and early pregnancy exposure
  • Discuss selected non-medication strategies as part of the regimen for residual major depressive disorder

Challenging Cases 2:

  • Discuss the prevalence of postpartum psychosis and its risk factors, treatment and prevention strategies
  • Discuss treatment for bipolar disorder across pregnancy and the postpartum and relapse prevention strategies
  • Discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the clinical delivery of perinatal psychiatry services in the US
  • Describe the risks of obesity in pregnancy and implications for women with psychiatric disorders

Considerations for Women of Color:

  • Identify barriers to care for racially and ethnically minoritized women.
  • Discuss factors associated with the development of medical mistrust.
  • Describe the cultural assessment and treatment preferences of racially and ethnically minoritized women.

Sexual Dysfunction in Women

  • Assess the various causes of sexual problems for women
  • Discuss risks and benefits of available treatment options for sexual dysfunction in women
  • Create an individualized treatment plan that addresses the multi-factorial nature of sexual dysfunction

Menopausal Hormone Therapy:

  • Discuss the impact of menopausal symptoms on quality of life
  • Describe how to advise women about available therapies for vasomotor symptoms 
  • Assess the potential risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy

Substance Use Disorder During Pregnancy:

  • Describe how the historical approach to substance use in pregnancy continues to harm patients in the U.S.
  • Discuss the optimal management of pregnant people who use opioids
  • Describe the literature on treatment of alcohol use disorder in pregnancy