Project TEACH Statewide Maternal Mental Health Spring 2024 Intensive Training


Project TEACH Live Virtual Statewide Intensive Training in the Essentials and Beyond in Perinatal Psychiatry: Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy

April 21, 2024


This free half-day virtual intensive training is followed by 2 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


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 


Sunday, April 21st                                                                                   

Introduction & Overview

12:00-12:15pm       Welcome, Project TEACH overview and housekeeping slides Kristina Deligiannidis, MD

12:15-12:45pm       How can I safely prescribe psychotropics to pregnant patients?  An evidence-based approach to considering medications in the treatment of psychiatric disorders in pregnancy/lactation.

                                -Case presentation with poll questions and questions

Nicole Tchalim, MD

12:45-1:25pm         Treatment of unipolar depression and anxiety in perinatal patients

                                    Kristina Deligiannidis, MD

1:25-1:40pm           Break

1:40-2:30pm           Treatment of bipolar disorder in perinatal patients

                               -Case presentation with poll questions and questions

                                    Elizabeth Fitelson, MD

2:30-2:50pm           Treatment of ADHD in perinatal patients

                                    Jeffrey Iler, MD

2:50-3:10pm           Treatment approaches to insomnia in perinatal patients

Joshna Singh, MD       

3:10-4:00pm           Question and Answer Session

                               All faculty




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 4.0 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

  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.00 Participation


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