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Perinatal mental health disorders have historically been overlooked or disregarded as “baby blues,” but we can no longer ignore this underserved population. 1 in 5 women now experience significant symptoms of depression and/or anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum. Perinatal mental health disorders have unique risk factors, symptoms, and treatments not often discussed in graduate school mental health programs and not specifically listed in the DSM-5-TR, despite the fact that there is significant research around these mental health challenges. Focus and attention in this area of mental health treatment is imperative to ensure we are providing whole self care for young women and families!

In this workshop you will learn about prevalence, risks factors, specific perinatal mental health diagnoses, commonly used assessment tools, and basic treatment strategies to begin effectively serving families in the perinatal period. If you work with individuals or families in the childbearing years, this workshop will significantly increase your understanding of their most critical challenges.



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Attendance and Location Details


Date and Time


Friday, September 13, 2024, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm CST / 11:00am – 2:00pm EST / 8:00am – 11:00am PST



*Live Webinar Attendees: Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date




This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Identify risk factors specific to perinatal mental health disorders.

b). Name perinatal mental health diagnoses and their symptoms.

c). Utilize the DSM-5-TR for the purposes of documentation and insurance billing.

d). Identify commonly used assessment tools and how to integrate them into the practice of therapy.

e). Understand and describe basic treatment strategies for perinatal mental health disorders.

Target Audience:

Mental Health Clinicians & Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel,  and Healthcare Workers.


Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Stephanie Risinger, MS, LCMFT

Material Author(s): Stephanie Risinger, MS, LCMFT

Stephanie Risinger is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in Kansas and a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist in Missouri. Stephanie specializes in Perinatal Mental Health in her private practice in Overland Park, KS. She has 15 years of clinical experience, five of which she has worked primarily with the perinatal population. Stephanie has completed a certificate in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International and Advanced Training in Perinatal Mental Health through the Centimano Counseling training program.

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