Division of Continuing and Extended Education
Cleveland State University

Postpartum Depression: The Thief that Steals Motherhood



Course Information

Title: Postpartum Depression: The Thief that Steals Motherhood


Course start date: Friday, October 14, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Check-in will start at 8:30 A.M

CEU: Units - 3 and this course has been CSWMFT for Ethics


Registration & Payment




The registration period has closed for this event.

Registration cost: $79.00


Last day to register: 10/14/2022 7:00 AM




Course Description

This course will teach mental health clinicians how to differentiate between normal “Baby Blues” and Postpartum depression/anxiety, now formally referred to as Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD). This course will discuss effective treatment strategies for individuals suffering from PMAD, as well as address treatment considerations for particularly vulnerable populations. This course will also teach clinicians how to assess for risk factors and engage in prevention strategies to help reduce risk of PMAD in new parents. It will help clinicians learn how to better understand and advocate for the needs of clients and their partners during pregnancy, birth, and up to a year postpartum.



Learning Objectives:

1. Identify risk factors and protective factors for PMAD.

2. Demonstrate understanding of treatment considerations and barriers to treatment for vulnerable populations.

3. Screen for, assess and diagnose Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

4. Effectively engage in prevention strategies for populations at risk of developing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

5. Demonstrate understanding of important components of a treatment plan for persons with PMAD.

6. Discuss the importance of social support and wrap-around care for persons with PMAD.


Christina Washburne, LISW, MSSA, is a licensed therapist at Ebb and Flow Counseling in Cleveland, OH. Christina graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Master of Applied Social Sciences and has over a decade of experience working with individuals, couples and groups in both community-based settings and private practice. She provides a client-centered, trauma-informed approach with clients who are navigating pregnancy, miscarriage, postpartum and transition to parenting. Christina is working towards a certification in Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International (PSI). In addition to perinatal mental health treatment, Christina also works with clients who are navigating trauma, grief/loss, anxiety/depression, substance use and other psychiatric disorders. Christina uses a versatile approach to therapy, incorporating elements of Motivational Interviewing, ACT, DBT, Attachment work, and Somatic approaches to treatment.


3 CE Credits and CSWMFT Board approved


Please note that attendees must be present for the entirety of the course to obtain credit.

  • Check-in will start at 8:30 A.M.


Professional Approvals

CASAL is a Sponsored Provider for continuing education through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board. The approval number for this course is MCST10226297.

CASAL is also approved as a provider of continuing education for psychologists by the Ohio Psychological Association Office of Mandatory Continuing Education (OPA-MCE). Our Approved Provider # is 340966056.

CSU Alumni

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Disability Services

Cleveland State University serves hundreds of students with a variety of disabilities, including learning disabilities, chronic health issues, attention deficit disorders, psychological conditions, visual impairments, mobility impairments, and hearing impairments. Anyone requesting accommodations due to a disability should make her or his request through the Office of Disability Services. Cleveland State University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Refund Policy

Cleveland State University Division of Continuing and Extended Education Cancellation Refund Policy.


Refund to original payment is made at 100% when a registrant cancels attendance at least two business-days prior to the start of the first class. Alternatively, the registrant can choose to transfer paid tuition to a later, equivalent course of their choosing within the same college or school at no additional cost when giving a two business-day cancellation notice. Requests must be submitted to Andrew Heffron (a.heffron@csuohio.edu).


Cleveland State University reserves the right to cancel a workshop and refund the workshop fee in the event that there are an insufficient number of registrants.


Contact Us

Questions regarding the course email cecasal@csuohio.edu or call (216) 523-7234.




This course is a hybrid offering - In person OR VIA Zoom


In person location: Cleveland State University

The exact event location at Cleveland State University Main Campus will be included in the confirmation email, in addition to a zoom link.


If you change your mind on in person vs zoom please send an email to a.heffron@csuohio.edu

However, last minute changes will not affect class participation. Either in person or zoom is fine regardless of what you noted in the registration.



If you are having trouble finding the location or signing into zoom on the day of the event please call the event organizer at 216.387.2142


Thank you very much for your registration to the course.

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