Assessment and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)
2 CE contact hours available for NYS LMHCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LMSWs
Approximately 1 in 7 new mothers (1 in 10 fathers) will experience a postpartum mood disorder. Postpartum depression is considered the most common birth complication. People of every age,
income level, race and culture can develop Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) during
pregnancy and within the first year after delivery.
Left untreated, PMADs can result in long term consequences including chronic depression and
anxiety, disruption to the family system. dysregulated attachment and long-term impact on child development.
1) Participants will be able to identify signs and symptoms of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
2) Participants will learn about effects of untreated PMADs.
3) Participants will learn effective tools to address perinatal mental health complications.
Elise Derevjanik, LMHC, PMH-C
Owner, Becoming Mental Health Counseling, Beacon, NY
Elise Derevjanik LMHC, PMH-C is a licensed mental health counselor and perinatal mental health certified, with advanced training in infant loss and bereavement, and fertility. Elise is a founding board member of the New York State chapter of postpartum support international. She is the practice
owner and a therapist at Becoming Mental Health Counseling in Beacon NY and has been a practicing mental health counselor for over 10 years.
Recognizing the importance of quality maternal mental health support during her own experience of becoming a mother, she has dedicated her practice to meeting this need in the community. Her practice is focused on supporting the mental health needs of women and families on their journey
to becoming parents, including family planning, fertility, loss, pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood.