Psychiatry Update Series: Improving Patient Care with New Treatment Paradigms (RP1907A-102018)

Dallas, TX US
October 20, 2018

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Women's Mental Health

During this seminar, the focus will be primarily on mental health issues that can arise during pregnancy and postpartum.  

Speakers will address the importance of screening and early detection, considerations regarding the use of psychotropics and/or psychotherapy during the perinatal period,  as well as ethical considerations that may arise.  

Case vignettes will be used throughout to illustrate these issues in real-world settings. Finally, a panel of experts will give summative statements regarding the cases discussed and directions for future clinical research. 




Target Audience

This course is designed for primary care specialists, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, residents, fellows, students, and other providers who screen, treat, and/or refer women for mental health issues.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this symposium, the participants should be able to:

  • Describe current research on conditions such as anxiety disorders, trauma and stressor related conditions and substance use disorders, as applied to pregnancy and postpartum
  • Identify risks and benefits of psychotropic medications during the perinatal period
  • Describe at least one situation for which psychotherapy may be implemented to treat psychiatric conditions during the perinatal period
  • Identify at least 2 ethical challenges associated with psychiatric treatment during the perinatal period
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AMA
  • 4.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/20/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/20/2018 - 12:30pm
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390
United States

5323 Harry Hines Blvd
“D” building—D1.602

  • From Harry Hines Blvd, turn West onto Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson Drive
  • Turn right after the Info Booth
  • Either turn left into the Faculty Garage (park in any space that is not reserved) or park in the Visitor Parking (Lot 7)
  • Walk across the Donald Seldin Plaza, down the stairs next to the Visitor Information Center, and into the D Building

Course Directors

Adam Brenner, MD
Associate Professor & Distinguished Teaching Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Director of Residency Training & Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Psychiatry

Laura Howe-Martin, PhD
Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Associate Director of Continuing Education in the Department of Psychiatry



The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The presentation, “Psychiatric Ethics during Pregnancy & Postpartum” has been designated by The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for 1 credit hour  in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

UT Southwestern Medical Center can provide professional development per the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists per TSBEP rule 461.11. This activity is designated for 4.0 hours of professional development. Please Note: Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists does not pre-approve professional development credit. It is therefore the responsibility of the licensee to submit their attendance certificate and associated materials to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists for consideration of credit toward licensure renewal as applicable.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is not an authorized provider of CE by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. However, per the BACB, completion or instruction of a seminar, colloquium, presentation, conference event, workshop, or symposium not author-ized by the BACB is considered a Type 3 event and can be counted toward CE requirements only if related directly to the practice of behavior analysis. A maximum of 25 percent of the total required number of hours of continuing education may be applied from this category during any certification cycle. Required documentation for Type 3 CE is an attestation signed and dated by the certificant.

UT Southwestern Medical Center has automatic status as an approved provider of continuing education credits for social workers per the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners rule 781.511(c). This activity is designated for 4.0 hours of continuing education. Please Note: Regarding entities that receive automatic status as approved providers under this section, the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners will not provide documentation of board-approved status nor will the board include such entities in its roster of board-approved providers.

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AMA
  • 4.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics


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