20% of the United States population will be diagnosed with infertility and 1 in 7 women and 1 in 10 men will experience a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD). Literature has indicated that infertility can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. Additionally, infertility is a risk factor for developing a PMAD (postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum PTSD, etc.). This presentation will focus on useful mental health strategies and techniques when working with those experiencing infertility and perinatal mental health issues.
This course was recorded from a live webinar presented by Dr. Kristy Christopher-Holloway on March 24, 2021
- Describe and define infertility and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
- Describe effective treatment techniques when working with this population.
- Demonstrate how to effectively incorporate telehealth and virtual counseling to assist with client treatment outcomes.
From the time of registration, you have six months to access the coursework.
Dr. Kristy Christopher-Holloway, Ed.D, LPC, NCC, BCTMH, CPCS, ACS, PMH-C
Dr. Kristy Christopher-Holloway is an Assistant Professor at Lindsey Wilson College in the School of Professional Counseling, the founder and director of New Vision Counseling Center, LLC, and founder of New Vision Consulting and Training, LLC, both located in Georgia. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, a Board Certified Tele-mental Health Provider, a counselor supervisor, and certified in Perinatal Mental Health. She works with racial and ethnic minority women experiencing infertility trauma, birth trauma, reproductive loss, and issues related to maternal mental health. Dr. Christopher-Holloway is a national and international speaker with a focus on topics such as African Americans and mental health, the psycho-emotional impact of infertility in African American women, perinatal mood disorders, the strong Black woman syndrome, generational trauma, cultural competence/humility, and more. She has received numerous honors, including the Breakthrough Award for Outstanding Research awarded by the National Board of Certified Counselors, in recognition of her work related to mental health and infertility.
Credit Hours: This course consists of 1 credit hour.
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This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.
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