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Thought Patterns, Relationship Patterns, and Postpartum Depression

  • Duration: 540 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
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We will explore how dysfunctional thought patterns and habitual ways of being in relationships, based on life experiences, contribute to a woman’s approach to motherhood and the development of postpartum depression.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Identify some common beliefs about others and relationships, known to be associated with depression throughout life, that are also commonly present in depressed postpartum women
Objective 2: Describe how depressive beliefs may be carried forward into a woman’s expectations about her relationship with her baby
Objective 3: Identify some therapeutic methods aimed at helping depressed postpartum women build relationship skills and helping them develop more adaptive beliefs about close relationships.
Objective 4:Describe how depressive beliefs impact a woman’s methods of coping in interpersonal relationships, and how those coping methods may precipitate depressive symptoms.

Categories: Compassion Strategies
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks