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Mom, Interrupted: Evaluating and Supporting Postpartum Trauma and Mood Disruption
Friday, February 25, 2022, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM PDT
Category: Events

Mom and BabyMom, Interrupted: Evaluating and Supporting Postpartum Trauma and Mood Disruption

Friday February 25, 2022
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual Event
with Courtney Palm, LMFT
This training will explore variables that contribute to postpartum mental health, both protective factors and risk factors. We will discuss how to evaluate postpartum needs of mothers and their partners involved in the early intervention program. Attendees will learn about neurological changes related to pregnancy, birth, and birth trauma and how those changes create new mood, sleep, and relational patterns. Finally, we will examine case studies to understand the variety of perspectives and symptoms for women coping with postpartum mental health needs.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will discuss risk factors leading to postpartum mood disruption to better recognize the need for maternal mental health support.
  • Attendees will examine postpartum evaluation tools to incorporate screening materials into the therapy session.
  • Attendees will evaluate case studies to understand the broad spectrum of impact caused by postpartum mood disruption 

Courtney PalmCourtney Palm holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in this field since 2005. She completed three years of a clinical internship to specialize in child development and sleep intervention through the Child Development Institute in California. Courtney is certified in DIR: Floortime, the Neuro-Sequential Model of Therapeutics, and the Babies/Pre-Steps Model of Intervention for premature babies.
Currently, Courtney works for Early Intervention Colorado providing developmental assessments and sleep intervention to children with developmental delays. She also worked with Children’s Hospital Colorado in the Postpartum Depression Clinic providing attachment work with moms and babies in addition to sleep support.

Non-Member: $50
IDA Agency/Individual Member: $35
IDA Parent/Student/New Clinician Member: $25
IDA CE Hours: Nursing, PT, Speech and Language $20 (2 hour)
(you will be invoiced)
ADA Requests: Contact IDA @ [email protected]
with ADA request by Feb 10
Limited number of scholarships available

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