Benchmarks at Burrell: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Parts II and III: Psychology, Physiology and Social Expectations

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21; Stephens Lake Conference Room, Columbia, Mo.

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What: Benchmarks at Burrell: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Parts II and III: Pyschology, Physiology and Social Expectations

When: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21

Where: Stephens Lake Conference Room, 1805 E. Walnut, Columbia, MO

Who: Erica Kroll, M.Ed., LPC, Director, Educator and Professional Counselor, Nona Birth Education and Counseling

CE credits: Four available upon completion of the program and post-session survey

Intended for professionals who have completed Part I, "Overview of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Training."

This Intermediate-level training explains how psychology, physiology, and the social/cultural intersect to affect the experience of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Through case study, discussion, and lecture participants will gain a nuanced understanding of PMAD presentation, etiology, and initial intervention.

The target audience for this presentation is mental health professionals who wish to work with perinatal parents or specialize in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

*As with any sensitive subject matter, participants may be triggered by the discussion of trauma, anxiety, depression, and other topics that may be associated with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants will be informed of the utility/validity of the content/approach discussed (including the basis for the statements about validity/utility), as well as the limitations of the approach and most common risks, if any, associated with the program’s content at the time of the presentation.*

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

  • Explain how hormonal fluctuation, sleep deprivation, breastfeeding, pregnancy, and birth experiences affect PMAD risk and experience.
  • Discuss the psychology of first time and subsequent parenthood, and how this intersects with the experience of PMADs.
  • Explain how social support, relationships, and cultural expectations of parenthood impact PMAD risk and experience.
  • Recognize the variations of presentation of PMADs through case study and discussion. the values that influence their decision making the most;

About the Presenter:

Erica Kroll started working with pregnant and postpartum families in 1999 as a doula and childbirth educator, and has taught mindfulness-based prenatal yoga and support since the year 2000. Erica completed a Master’s degree in counseling and a minor in women’s and gender studies from the University of Missouri in Columbia and earned her professional license working with victims of sexual and intimate partner violence at True North of Columbia. In 2012 Erica opened Nona Birth Education & Counseling to continue providing mindfulness-based childbirth education and to start a private practice specializing in perinatal mental health. Erica provides training and supervision for licensed professionals, doulas, and childbirth educators.


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