Perinatal Mental Health Webcast Series

The Perinatal Mental Health Team at Mount Sinai Hospital is pleased to promote a Three-Part Educational Webcast Series (Fall 2018)* in partnership with Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN). Part 1: The Good Enough Parent: Psychodynamics of the perinatal period Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 12  – 1 p.m. EST Presented by: Sharon Szmuilowicz, MD, FRCPC This event will discuss the natural transitions that occur for a parent from pre-conception to parenthood that can create or contribute to mental health issues. The presentation will also explore the psychodynamic conflicts at play in postpartum depression and anxiety and aiming for ‘good enough’ parenting and how clinicians can provide support. Part 2: Insights from women and men who have experienced late pregnancy loss Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 12 – 1 p.m. EST Presented by: Benjamin Rosen, MD, FRCPC, MSc & Melissa Goldband, MSW RSW This event includes a presentation of a heterosexual couple’s grief through a case study and will review support options through the Father’s Mental Health Program, Perinatal Mental Health Program and Late Loss Support Group. The presentation will also identify the main themes as discussed by women and men who experience late pregnancy loss. Part 3: Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) for perinatal depression Thursday, November 22, 2018 | 12 – 1 p.m. EST Presented by: Paula Ravitz, MD, FRCPC This event will discuss the rationale, goals, and evidentiary base IPT for women with perinatal depression treatment, and the IPT therapeutic guidelines for women with depression needed to adjust to social role transitions and manage emergent role disputes in the context of the post-partum period. The presentation will also review the relational theories of attachment and mentalizing for therapeutically responding according to individual client differences. *The above event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, the University of Toronto (CPD University of Toronto) up to a maximum of 4.5 credits. CPD University of Toronto is required to collect attendee’s information in order to be in adherence with national accreditation standards. OTN may therefore share your first and last name with Mount Sinai Hospital, for CPD University of Toronto accreditation. CPD University of Toronto is covered by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. REGISTER NOW by clicking: For further questions, please email me at: