Perinatal Mental Health Conference

Future Implications for Vulnerable Populations

Friday, April 18, 2014
7:45am - 4:45pm
Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle WA

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Designed for:

Advanced practice primary care professionals, mental health professionals, and social workers.

Conference Description:

This conference will focus on the psychiatric vulnerability of women in the perinatal period, with particular attention to two key knowledge areas for helping this population:

  1. Pregnant women in the postpartum phase who are suffering from a diagnosable mental illness, such as depression, and the potentially damaging effects this may have on the lives of these women; and
  2. the capacity of postpartum women experiencing mental illness to engage in the critical task of parenting in a way that supports the psychosocial development of their newborn child.

Teaching methods include lectures, discussions, and case study analyses.

Conference Objectives

Upon completion, you will be better able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology and characteristics of perinatal mental health issues among at-risk people and the corresponding issues that affect women, their infant children, and other family members.
  • Discuss the aspects of neurobiology and epigenetics that underlie perinatal mental health issues that affect women, their infant children, and other family members.
  • Describe evidence-based pharmacological and psychosocial interventions for mothers during pregnancy and lactation, their infant children, and their families from a multicultural perspective.
  • Understand the inter-professional nature of perinatal mental health issues through actual case studies.

Cost to Attend

UW faculty discount cannot be applied to fees due to sponsorship by HRSA grant.

  • General Registration: $155
  • Full-time Student Registration: $40 (limited number available - full time status must be confirmed)

Professional Credit

7.5 contact hours will be awarded. To receive a certificate, attend all conference sessions and submit a CE registration
form (provided at the conference), an evaluation form, and a processing fee of $40 (payable to the University of Washington in US Funds via check, Visa or MasterCard.)


  • Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing (UWCNE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 
  • UWCNE is approved as a clock hour provider by the Washington State Board of Education.
  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #07218.


UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor under WAC 246-924-240(1).
Social Workers and Counselors: UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor under WAC 246-810-610.

All Other Disciplines

A certificate will be awarded for use in documenting attendance at this offering co-provided by the UW School of Nursing.


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