Perinatal in Practice

2022thu28julAll DayPerinatal in Practice

Event Details

Program outline

This workshop aims to introduce health professionals to the current understanding of perinatal mood disorders and its management, using lecture, case studies and interactive exercises.


  • 40 Accredited Activity CPD points (RACGP)
  • 3 Performance review, 5 Educational Activity PRPD (ACRRM)
  • Women’s Health activity
  • Mental Health Skills Training (GPMHSC)
  • 1 MOPS point


Completion of predisposing activity

Suitable for
GP Registrars, GPs, Nurse – Midwife, Psychologists, Other mental health professionals

Topics covered

  1. Transition to Parenthood
  2. Understanding Attachment
  3. Screening and Diagnosis
  4. Postnatal Management
  5. Antenatal Management Learning


  • Recognise the psychosocial stressors that commonly affect  parents in the perinatal period
  • Opportunistically screen women for perinatal mood disorders using a screening tool and clinical interview
  • Diagnose perinatal mood disorders as distinct from commonly experienced adjustment difficulties
  • Assess the risk of untreated perinatal depression for the mother-baby dyad
  • Select appropriate medications for pregnant and breastfeeding women when pharmacological treatment is indicated
  • Develop a comprehensive management plan using a MHTP for women with perinatal mood disorders


All Day (Thursday) AEST