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Perinatal Addiction

Broadcast Date: June 12 2013
Course Code: A080


Shannon Allen, MD

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry

Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic of UPMC


Jody Glance, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Co-medical Director

Center for Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency Services

Medical Director, Perinatal Addictions Center

Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic of UPMC


Priya Gopalan, MD

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry

Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic of UPMC


Program Description:

Substance use and co-occurring disorders commonly occur in women who become pregnant during the course of treatment. However, many mental health clinicians are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with treating pregnant women with addiction and other psychiatric disorders. This videoconference will provide an overview of common psychiatric symptoms seen in pregnancy and the post-partum period, the effects of drugs and alcohol on mother and child, and treatment options and resources for clinicians working with this population.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize common psychiatric syndromes in the perinatal period, including during pregnancy and in the postpartum period
  2. Explain how substance use disorders differ during the perinatal period
  3. Describe the impact of alcohol and other drugs on the fetus
  4. Discuss treatment strategies for improving outcomes in co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders
  5. Identify resources available to clinicians working with this population

Target Audience:

This introductory program is directed toward clinicians and other professionals from both the mental health and substance abuse treatment fields who work with female consumers with co-occurring disorders.

Continuing Education Credits:






















ACT 48 2.0

CADC 2.0


CPRP 2.0


NBCC 2.0


PCHA 2.0

Psychologist 2.0

SW 2.0

CEU 0.2

We are pleased to offer Act 48, CADC,  CPRP, NBCC, PCHA, Psychologist, Social Work and CEU credits for this webcast.  Please download the test and application form before viewing the webcast:  (Adobe PDF); (MS-Word)

For ACT 48--Please download the packet here.

If you have questions, please contact
Jennifer Lichok at lichokjl@upmc.edu

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Continuing Education Credit

Each program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer continuing education credits under Act 48 guidelines. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines.



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Office of Education and Regional Programming is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB) to provide Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) continuing education credits for those participants attending the entire program. 



The announced credit hours for each program can be applied to your training hours for the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRP).



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.



The indicated number of clock hours are approved by the Department of Public Welfare Bureau of Adult Residential Licensing. These clock hours may count towards the 24 hours of annual training for administrators required in 55 Pa. Code Chapter 2600 (relating to personal care homes).



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. These programs are being offered for 2.0 continuing education credits.



The indicated number of credit hours of continuing education is provided through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LCSW renewal. For information of social work continuing education, call (412) 624-3711.



Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attendance at this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming the indicated hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible in completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for bi-annual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.


For Technical Support: email connellp@upmc.edu  or call Patrick Connell at 412-204-9082

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