When Our Thoughts Betray Us: Anxiety in the Perinatal Experience of Moms and Dads

Program Date: 3 October 2019
Publication Date: 30 January 2020

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll identify how anxiety and OCD can have a negative impact on the perinatal experience; and describe basic behavioral skills to address anxiety and stress.

Course Objectives:

•Identify how anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can have a negative impact on the perinatal experience.
•Describe basic behavioral skills to address anxiety and stress.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 1000, 4130, 5320, 6020
  • Performance Indicators: 2.1.2. 2.1.3, 4.1.1
  • Run Time: 49

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Patrick B. McGrath, PhD

Director, Alexian Brothers Center for
Anxiety and Obsessive and Compulsive Disorders
Patrick B. McGrath, PhD, is the Assistant Vice President of Residential Services for AMITA Health Behavioral Medicine Institute. He is the Executive Director of the Foglia Family Foundation Residential Treatment Center and the Clinical Director for the Center for Anxiety and OCD and the School Anxiety / School Refusal Programs at AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board and the Conference Planning Committee of the International OCD Foundation, as well as the President of OCD Midwest and Anxiety Centers of Illinois. He is also a Conference Reviewer for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and a member of the Speakers Bureau and Conference Planning Committee for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He is the author of a stress management workbook called “Don’t Try Harder, Try Different,” as well as “The OCD Answer Book,” and has been featured on radio and TV stations across the country, including National Public Radio and PBS. He was also featured on the Discovery Health Channel’s Documentary “Anxious,” and on three episodes of “Hoarding: Buried Alive,” for The Learning Channel. Dr. McGrath lectures internationally on the treatment of Anxiety Disorders.
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