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2020 Sister Sheila CME:

Perinatal Mental Health

1.5 CE hours and 0.5 Pharmacology hours approved by American College of Nurse Midwives

Session 1: Perinatal Depression presented by Illinois DocAssist

Session Objectives:

1.    To recognize and effectively identify and treat perinatal depression

2.    To demonstrate understanding of and identify the risks of psychotropic drug use in pregnancy and lactation

3.    To demonstrate understanding of evidenced based pharmacologic treatments for perinatal depression

About the Presenters:

Dr. Ashley Mulvihill is board certified in both General Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. She is a designated Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C).  She completed  adult training and child fellowship at Uinveristy of Illinois-Chicago (UIC). Dr. Mulvihill currently works at UIC both in the Women’s Mental Health Program and Child Adolescent Division to expand integrative clinical services around maternal-child mental health. She also serves as an IllinoisDocAssist Consultant providing education and consolation for child psychiatry and perinatal mental health.


Rhapsody Mason is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). In her work with Illinois Doc Assist she provides consultation and training to providers around psycho-social concerns. Often this involves providing assistance in identifying  local referral resources and navigating complex service systems. In addition to her work with Illinois DocAssist,  Rhapsody is a therapist in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department at the UIC. Throughout her career, Rhapsody has been dedicated to serving children and their families with unique social and emotional needs in a variety of clinical capacities including  early intervention, pediatric offices,  therapeutic schools and preschool programs as well as therapeutic residential programs.

Session 2: Alternative Approaches to Treating Perinatal Mental Health Disorders presented by Dr. Andrea Lee, OB/GYN, PLLC

Session Objectives: 

1.    Begin to be able to implement mindfulness practices into clinical setting and clearly understand their clinical implications 

2.    Understand and begin to implement the role of movement into mental health treatment

3.    Help to guide patients in understanding the role of food and nutritional supplements/herbs in managing depression and anxiety

About the Presenter:

Dr. Andrea Lee, Integrative Gynecologist, offers holistic care to women of all ages, providing care that addresses the physical, emotional and mental aspects of wellness.  She currently works at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL - Ob/Gyn Triage Attending, where she supervises residents, students and nurses in obstetrical triage department and high risk obstetrical patient management.  She also works at Erie Family Health Center, Chicago, IL, where she provides OB/GYN and primary care. Through Erie, she advises midwives and residents in clinic, on Labor and Delivery and in surgeries at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lee organized and lead the OB/CNM monthly meetings from 2006 through 2008. Dr. Lee introduced the idea of a Birth Center to Erie and was part of the task force to develop a birth center model for Erie, providing out of hospital births to low risk women (September 2003 – 2014).  Dr. Lee aided in passing birth center law in 2007, writing rules and regulations for the state and setting a Medicaid facility fee for birth centers (October 2003 – present).  Currently Dr Lee is in the process of creating a curriculum for group visits such as postpartum period, adolescent health and menopause.

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