Session 7: Maternal Mental Health

Egg Harbor, WI US
August 8, 2022 to August 9, 2022
The field of perinatal (or reproductive psychiatry) has been ever-expanding in recent years. Extensive research has been conducted on the impact of psychiatric disorders in the perinatal period and their impact on fetus, neonate and child, as well as the parent. Expanding research has been completed in the areas of psychopharmacology in pregnancy and lactation. Unfortunately, while psychiatric disorders are the most common complication of the perinatal period, most providers, including mental health providers, do not feel comfortable with management. These symposia will provide an overview of the assessment and management of common, as well as more complex psychiatric disorders in the perinatal period, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder and opioid use disorder.

Target Audience

This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.

Learning Objectives

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:

  • Differentiate between perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. 
  • List validated tools for screening of perinatal depressive and anxiety symptoms. 
  • List the risks to the fetus/infant of antidepressant, anxiolytic, mood stabilizer, and stimulant exposure in utero and during lactation. 
  • List indication of use of brexanolone. 
  • Identify risks of untreated psychiatric disorders, including substance use disorders, in the perinatal period.
Additional information


Kiara Bond
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-7250
Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/08/2022 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
08/09/2022 - 12:15pm CDT
The Landmark Resort and Conference Center
4929 Landmark Drive
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
United States

Dr. Christina Wichman is a Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed residency in Adult Psychiatry and fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Mayo Clinic. Clinically, she created and directs a co-located perinatal psychiatric service, embedded within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is the Director of Women’s Mental Health at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is the Medical Director of The Periscope Project, a provider to perinatal psychiatrist teleconsultation service.  Dr. Wichman’s research pursuits have been within the realm of women’s mental health; she has published and lectured extensively regionally and nationally.

Accreditation Statement

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Designation of Credit Statement

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates each week-long session of this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM and each two-day session for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates each week-long session of this live activity for up to 15.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals and each two-day session a maximum of 4.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Psychology CE Credit Statement

The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Medical College of Wisconsin maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful. MCW's Psychology Continuing Education Grievance Policy.


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Tuition for 5-day sessions is $675.  Two-day sessions are $375. Tuition for graduate and medical students and resident physicians is $400 and $215 with a letter from the training director. 

Tuition for 5-day sessions will be reduced to $630, and to $350 for 2-day sessions, if received by June 1, 2022. 

Refunds, minus a $50 administrative fee, may be obtained if requested in writing no later than 15 days prior to the beginning of each session. There will be no refunds thereafter.


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