April Educational Luncheon

with reproductive psychiatrist Dr. Leslie Westlund Criag

Preventing Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression and similar disorders can be prevented in at risk patients. When working with pregnant patients, Dr. Craig has made it a part of her routine to meet with the patient and her spouse or partner to discuss a number of prevention strategies, including medication, psychotherapic techniques and social supports. She has derived a checklist of the most relevant topics to be reviewed and will present those along with some clinical vignettes


Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to identify risk factors for postpartum depression.

2. Participants will be educated on medication strategies for the prevention of postpartum depression.

3. Participants will be able to understand how vital social support is in the treatment plan.


This course meets the qualifications of 1 hour of continuing education units for MFT's, LPCC's, LEP's and /or LCSW's as required by the Board of Behavioral Examiners.


PLEASE NOTE THAT EDUCATIONAL LUNCHEONS WILL CONTINUE TO BE FREE FOR OUR MEMBERS, HOWEVER NON-MEMBERS WILL NOW BE CHARGED $25 FOR THE TALK.

ALSO, THE APRIL LUNCHEON WILL BE THE LAST LUNCHEON HELD AT THE LA JOLLA LOCATION. ELIJAH'S WILL BE MOVING IN LATE APRIL TO CLAIRMONT MESA. WE WILL UPDATE YOU ON THE NEW LOCATION ADDRESS PRIOR TO OUR NEXT LUNCHEON.

Preventing Postpartum Depression

Friday, April 10th, 12-1:30pm

8861 Villa La Jolla Drive

CA

12-12:30 Check-in, Ordering Lunch/Networking

12:30-1:30 The Presentation


For questions or to RSVP, e-mail info@postpartumhealthalliance.org

Dr. Leslie Craig

Dr. Craig received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1988. She completed her post-graduate training in Psychiatry at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco and served an additional four years as an Army Psychiatrist stationed in Virginia. She then completed a Psychopharmacology and Psychobiology Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, concentrating in mental health issues that are specific to women. Dr. Craig is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.


Dr. Craig was inspired to focus her career on the care of women while serving in the U.S. Army, during a time when women were first entering mainstream units. There, she developed a close working relationship with the OB/GYN providers and learned first-hand what the needs of women were in a healthcare system designed for male soldiers. After leaving the Army, she pursued further training in Reproductive Psychiatry.


Dr. Craig opened her private practice of Psychiatry in 1998, specializing in Reproductive Psychiatry. She provides compassionate, state of the art care to women suffering from psychiatric disorders related to the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause. Dr. Craig has written and lectured extensively on these topics.


Dr. Craig is a founding member and a past president of the San Diego Postpartum Health Alliance.