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Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts

Author: Karen Kleiman and Amy Wenzel

Book Required Duration: 7 hours
3.7 out of 4.0, Based on: 199 reviews

Course Summary

Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts provides essential information for both the client and the treating therapist when dealing with postpartum distress. This book addresses the nature of intrusive, negative, and unwanted thoughts that pregnant and postpartum women can experience when anxiety is high. It offers information and interventions for clients and clinicians who must confront these negative cognitions by outlining what these thoughts are, why they are there, and what can be done about them.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.

Course Syllabus

  • A Mother's Anxiety
  • A Closer Look
  • Why am I Having Scary Thoughts?
  • How Do You Know if You Need Help?
  • Barriers to Relief
  • Screening for Scary Thoughts
  • Things You Can Do to Feel Better
  • Can You Really Change How You Think?
  • Professional Treatment Options
  • How Others Can Help
  • Your Personal Treatment Plan
  • Living with Uncertainty

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the natural response to threatening triggers.
  • Describe what predisposes a new mother to scary thoughts.
  • Identify the neurotransmitter that is associated with anxiety and depression.
  • Describe the primary universal screening question for new mothers.
  • Explain the concept of negative automatic thoughts.
  • Discuss the two skills which are associated with high-functioning marriages.

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