Project TEACH Statewide Maternal Mental Health Spring 2023 Intensive Training

March 13, 2023


Project TEACH Statewide Intensive Training in the Essentials of Perinatal Psychiatry: Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy

March 13, 2023


This free half-day virtual intensive training is followed by 3, one hour conference calls, and enhances maternal mental health clinicians skills to assess, treat and manage common mental health concerns in perinatal women. It is presented by Project TEACH.

Project TEACH is funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health and all services and events, such as this intensive training, are offered at no-cost to clinicians in New York State.

Module Topics: 

  1. Discussing the Risks/Benefits/Alternatives to Perinatal Psychiatric Treatment
  2. Use of Antidepressants and Benzodiazepines in Perinatal Patients
  3. Use of Mood Stabilizers and Antipsychotics in Perinatal Patients

Target Audience

This program is intended for: NYS Obstetrics/gynecology and family practice physicians, psychiatrists, nursing professionals, residents, and other primary care clinicians working with perinatal women

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, learners will be able to:

  1. Correctly identify the risks of untreated, undertreated perinatal psychiatric illness and also to identify the risks of pharmacotherapies in pregnant and lactating patients, thereby enhancing prescriber ability to perform informed consent with their patients and recommend treatment.
  2. Correctly and optimally utilize psychotherapeutic approaches in addressing mental health needs of their perinatal patients
  3. Correctly identify/use psychotropic medications in the perinatal patients including use during pregnancy and lactation



Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/13/2023 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
03/13/2023 - 4:00pm EDT


Monday, March 13, 2023 | 9:00am-12:00pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Introduction & Overview

9:00-9:15am | Welcome, Project TEACH overview and housekeeping slides | Kristina Deligiannidis, MD

Module 1

9:15-9:45am | Discussing the risks/benefits/alternatives to perinatal psychiatric treatment | Joshna Singh, MD

                                -Case presentation with poll questions and invite questions

Module 2

9:45-10:25am | Use of antidepressants and benzodiazepines in perinatal patients Kristina Deligiannidis, MD


10:25-10:40am | Break

Module 3

10:40-11:35am | Use of mood stabilizers and antipsychotics in perinatal patients | Elizabeth Fitelson, MD     

                               -Case presentation with poll questions and invite questions                     

11:35-12:00pm | Question and Answer Session | Elizabeth Fitelson, MD, Kristina Deligiannidis, MD, and Joshna Singh, MD


Virtual Follow-Up Sessions

12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) 

  1. March 20, 2023 | Approach to psychotherapeutic interventions in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders | Drs. Catherine Monk, and Ellen Poleshuck
  2. March 27, 2023 | Case discussion: perinatal psychiatric illness | Drs. Nevena Radonjic, Jeffrey Iler, and Joshna Singh
  3. April 3, 2023 | Body image and eating disorders in perinatal patients | Dr. Laurel Mayer


The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

**The UB CME Office will provide UB CME Certificates of Attendance to allied healthcare professionals or non-physicians, who have attended a UB CME certified and accredited educational activity. The allied healthcare professional is responsible for submitting the UB CME certificate to their own governing body for credit. Most allied healthcare professional boards accept Physician credits.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Participation


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Disclaimer: CME may be claimed by clinicians in New York State only.