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CBT Strategies for Pregnant and Postpartum Families

  • Friday, June 08, 2018
  • 12:00 PM
  • Foxhill | 8300 Burdette Rd Bethesda, MD


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Presenter: Ruthie Arbit, LICSW ( |

Category: 2
CE Hours: 1.5

Workshop Description: In this workshop we will do a brief review of core CBT concepts, a brief review of perinatal mood disorders (depression/anxiety, OCD, psychosis, PTSD) and we will do case examples that highlight 2 specific therapeutic strategies: grounding for panic attacks/PTSD and exposures for OCD and trauma. This class is good for beginners or more advanced practitioners.

Workshop Objectives: At the end of this class participants will have a basic understanding of CBT, have a basic understanding of PMD's, and will be able to apply specific CBT strategies to their work with perinatal families.

Specific Agenda:

12:00: Intro
12:05-12:20: Intro to CBT
12:20-12:35: Intro to PMD's
12:35-12:50: case example and grounding
12:50-1:05: case example and exposure
1:05-1:30: Q & A and discussion

Recommended Books: The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety : Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions by Pamela S. Wiegartz and Kevin L. Gyoerkoe
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