PPD 101 On-site Training
For Local Healthcare Practitioners and Organizations
The Postpartum Stress Center prides itself on being a leader in state of the art research and treatment interventions. We feel strongly that it is our obligation and our pleasure to share this information with healthcare providers who seek to enhance their clinical practice. We try to be as flexible as we can when designing a presentation to best meet your needs.
- On-site presentations and in-services are presently available for parts of PA, NJ, NY, DE, and MD only.
- We will do our best to adjust our fees to fit the needs of your organization. Specific terms are negotiable and will be addressed when initial contact is made.
- If your agency or organization is interested in having one of our PPD specialists come to your site for a presentation, please complete the PPSC Request form.
- PPD 101 faculty includes PPSC staff therapists. Please note that specific requests for trainings by Karen Kleiman, MSW should be indicated on the request form and are subject to her availability.
- We are especially committed to helping you develop an efficient and effective screening protocol for your practice.
All presentations/trainings can be customized to meet the specific needs of your organization!
PPD Screening Training
Are you screening every pregnant and postpartum woman for depression and anxiety? You should be.
Did you know…?
Although studies have found that the more than 80% of mothers indicate being comfortable with the idea of being screened for postpartum depression, the rate of current screening in primary care settings is below 50%.
Recognizing postpartum depression is challenging in part because a patient may be exceptionally good at disguising her symptoms or minimizing the severity of her distress.
Providers may be reluctant to screen for fear that an assessment will be time-consuming and expensive. Due to the limitations of time in busy practices and the data that support the use of valid depression screening tools, these tools can be important and extremely useful.
Studies show that medical practices are beginning to successfully integrate screening protocols into their practices, increasing the likelihood that patients will receive the treatment they need.
Screening is now essential:
• Patients are familiar with medical screening practices and are likely to feel cared for and better informed.
• ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) now recommend that OB-GYNs strongly consider screening for PPD.
• Brief screening measures can be incorporated into a well-check or follow-up visit.
• Observation and clinical interviews are generally ineffective in detecting depressive symptoms.
Screening should not replace a comprehensive assessment if any vulnerability is suspected or identified. It should help you initiate a brief dialogue in order to determine the best course of action.