Is this course evidence based?
Yes! I'm so glad you asked. There is a lot of information to be found on the internet. It can be hard to know who to trust. Throughout my graduate program and continuing education, it became clear to me that there is no point in sharing information, remedies or strategies unless there is a body of evidence backing it up.
In 2019, the United States Preventative Services Task Force highlighted the efficacy of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) of not only treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, but in preventing them in women at risk of developing them.
My local news station asked me (I think my 6th time back on) to explain more. Have a watch below or read more here.
Next level geekiness: What theoretical orientations will this course use?
As we learned above, the current best practice for treating and preventing postpartum depression is counseling using Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT.) Although this course is not a substitute for counseling, you will directly learn the same skills and strategies which come from these evidenced based practices that I teach in individual counseling.
And I have had the privilege of learning from the best! I learned IPT from Dr. Scott Stuart, the Director of the IPT Institute and CBT while employed at the Cognitive Therapy based IOP at Sharp Mesa Vista.
My practice has also been greatly informed by the "Reproductive Story," as created by Jaffe, and taught by Reproductive Possibilities, especially as it relates to perinatal loss. I will also draw upon EFT and the Gottmans for the section on relationships. Finally, underscoring all my work is Motivational Interviewing (MI), which I've practiced since 2003. Here I am with the founder of MI, Bill Miller:
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