Wednesday, October 30th, 12:00pm - 4:00pm ET

ADAA's virtual Fall Forum for professionals (e.g. psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, pediatricians, nurses and community health workers) will address understanding and treating maternal anxiety and depression. Across a full spectrum of professions, maternal mental health difficulties are rightfully garnering increasing attention. Beyond a focus on depression alone, post-partum anxiety (and other difficulties) are of interest to professionals with interests in population health, clinical care within and outside of mental health, research, policy, and family support services (among others). ADAA's Spotlight on Maternal Mental Health addresses the interests of professionals across domains, by launching this year-long initiative focused on this important issue.

This virtual fall forum is eligible for 3 CE/CME credits. The webinar will be recorded and available on-demand after October 30.

Presenters (In Order of Individual Talk)

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Universal Screening for Maternal Mental Health Disorders: Challenges and Recent Progress featuring Joy Burkhard, MBA - (60 minutes)


Treating Maternal Perinatal Mood Disorders via Collaborations with Obstetrics & Gynecology: Evidenced-Based Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Use Now featuring Dr. Margaret Altemus, MD and Dr. Catherine Monk, PhD - (90 minutes)


Bringing Maternal Mental Health into the Pediatric Setting: HealthySteps and the Focus on Two-Gen Interventions featuring Dr. Rahil Briggs, PsyD - (45 minutes) 


Kimberly Yonkers, MD
Professor in the Department of Psychiatry
Obstetrics and Gynecology and the School of Epidemiology and Public Health
Director of the Division of Psychological Medicine
Director for the Center of Women and Mothers at Yale School of Medicine

Cost to Participate - CE/CME included in price:

ADAA Professional Members: $99.00

Non-ADAA Professional Members: $150.00

All Students (ADAA Members and Non-Members): $50.00

Exclusive Offer! Receive a 10% discount on full registration to the #ADAA2020 annual conference if you register for ADAA's Inaugural Virtual Fall Forum by October 30th. You will receive a discount code after completing registration.

For more information, contact Astrid Masfar.

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ADAA Updates

Stay tuned for additional announcements from ADAA, with details about additional educational opportunities for professionals focused on maternal mental health, including:

  • Webinars
  • Blog posts
  • Conference presentations

ADAA’s Women’s Initiatives

This Virtual Fall Forum is part of ADAA's women's initiative, Spotlight on Maternal Mental Health: Treatment and Research. ADAA is committed to connecting women to specialized treatment and foster dialogue between women's mental health researchers, clinicians, patients and the public at large through professional education and free helpful resources. Click here to view ADAA's Girls and Women's resources.

Just posted! The Wisdom of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): A Perfect Gift for New Moms - blog post by ADAA member by Deborah Roth Ledley, PhD.

ADAA bi-monthly girls and women-focused e-newsletter

Speakers in the News

July 12, 2019 - Why Pregnancy Can Make Your Anxiety So Much Worse - Fall Forum Speaker Catherine Monk,

Trending Articles and Research News

October 22, 2019  Pregnant and Depressed, The

October 21, 2019 New Ways to Think About Brain's Link to Postpartum Depression,

October 8, 2019 Prenatal stress could affect baby's brain, King's College London Study,

September, 2019 Influences on coping styles during pregnancy, and association with postpartum depression: a cohort study,

August 28, 2019 Partner Support For Prenatal Depression Is Crucial. Here's How Dads Can Help,

August 15, 2019 Preventing Postpartum Depression Closer to Home: A PCORI-funded study compares the effectiveness of prevention programs led by lay home visitors and mental health professionals that teach mothers-to-be the skills to improve their moods and bond with their babies.,

May 16, 2019  Wife's death inspires dad to help other moms with postpartum disorders,

April 30, 2019 I’m Embarrassed by My Prenatal Depression. Here’s Why I Talk About It Anyway. New York Tmes

April 20, 2019 Postpartum depression is one of the most common complications of childbirth. Researchers are homing in on risk factors, Washington Post

March 19, 2019 First drug specifically for postpartum depression is approved, Washington Post

March 4, 2019 New Recommendations May Help Prevent Depression in New Mothers, APA blog post

February 12, 2019 Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression - US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement, JAMA Network

February 12, 2019 Depression During and After Pregnancy Can Be Prevented, National Panel Says. Here’s How., New York Times

February 12, 2019 What you and your family need to know about maternal depression, New York Times

January 29, 2019 Incorporating Recognition and Management of Perinatal Depression Into Pediatric Practice, American Academy of Pediatrics Journal

January 24, 2019  If it's not postpartum depression, what is it? (Hint: It might be anxiety),

July 13, 2018 Expectant millennial mothers more depressed during pregnancy than women 25 years ago study says. Newsweek

August 4, 2017 Maternal depression is getting more attention — but still not enough, Washington Post