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Perinatal Mood Disorder Seminar Offered For Health Care Professionals At Pine Rest

A one-day seminar called Clinical Care of the Client with Perinatal Mood Disorder will be offered at Pine Rest Friday, May 18 from 8:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. Psychologists, counselors, physicians, social workers, nurses, and anyone working with new parents are invited to attend.

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to verbalize strategies for screening perinatal mood disorders, cite appropriate pharmacologic treatment options, understand the need for mother/baby bonding, and identify resources available as treatment options. Continuing education hours of 5.5 credit hours for social workers are offered and 5.5 nursing contact hours are being sought.

The seminar’s keynote speaker will be Maria Muzik, MD, MS, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Muzik currently directs the University of Michigan department of psychiatry perinatal clinic and Parent-Infant Program, and serves as a perinatal psychiatry consultant at an community adolescent youth clinic.

The cost is $90 for the seminar and lunch, and $25 for the lunch only. The seminar will be held in the Postma Center on Pine Rest’s main campus, 300 68th Street SE. For a complete schedule of the seminar and to register online, visit For more information email or call (616)222-4566.


 About Pine Rest

Pine Rest is one of the five largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S., offering a full continuum of services including inpatient and partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient services, addiction treatment and recovery, extensive child and adolescent programs, senior care services, as well as specialized assessment and treatment clinics.

In addition to the main campus in Grand Rapids, Pine Rest also has 16 outpatient locations throughout West Michigan and two in Iowa. Pine Rest achieved a historic milestone in June 2010 when the organization marked 100 years of service to the greater Grand Rapids and national community.