Postpartum Anxiety, Rage, and Burnout: Common Concerns in the Perinatal Period and Practical Tools for Clinicians


Do you work with clients who are struggling with the transition to motherhood? Unsure how to effectively address common, yet historically taboo, postpartum issues such as intrusive thoughts, mom guilt, anxiety, rage, and burnout? Join Caitlin Slavens and Chelsea Bodie, Registered Psychologists, authors, moms, and co-founders of the widely popular @MamaPsychologists Instagram page for this 3-hour training! 

  • Recognize the warning signs of Postpartum Depression (PPD) and other key indicators that a mother needs support. 
  • Utilize CBT, somatic, and emotion-focused interventions to help clients explore and navigate intrusive thoughts, anxiety, burnout, and rage in a shame-free way. 
  • Evaluate whether a postpartum client’s symptoms require a referral to a higher level of care. 
  • Explore tools that you can add to your therapeutic toolbox when working with moms  
  • And so much more! 


Anxiety in Motherhood: Exploring Intrusive Thoughts, Rumination, and Guilt

  • The many faces of postpartum anxiety
  • What to look and listen for with new moms
  • What makes a thought intrusive, and why do they happen?
  • When intrusive thoughts become a medical emergency
  • Common triggers

Understanding Burnout, Anger, and Rage in Motherhood

  • Key indicators of burnout
  • Prevalence and presentation of burnout in motherhood
  • Rage as a sign of unmet needs
  • Common sources of rage

Clinical Interventions for the Postpartum Mother

  • Understanding the nuances of treating mothers who are exhausted and symptomatic.
  • CBT, somatic, and emotion-focused interventions
  • 13+ tangible coping strategies she can use right away.
  • The role of medications in treating symptoms of postpartum anxiety and depression.
  • How to assess for and refer to a higher level of care
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks

Start times for this three-hour webinar are:

  • 8:00am PST
  • 9:00am MST
  • 10:00am CST
  • 11:00pm EST
  • 12:00pm AST
  • 12:30pm NST

Those viewing the recorded webinar will still be eligible for continuing education credits. Earn 3 Continuing Education (CE) credits from the Canadian Psychological Association for attending this event.

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An early bird discount of $10 is available until March 1st using coupon mampsychologists at checkout.

A student discount of 25% is available with the use of an educational email address using the coupon code student

Presenter information

The MamaPsychologists

We are Chelsea & Caitlin, founders of MamaPsychologists. We have built a community of over 587,000 parents worldwide. Currently based out of Alberta Canada, we call Southern Alberta home. In addition to mamapsychologists, we wear many hats. We are also best friends, Registered Psychologists, authors, and, most importantly, moms (to 4 kids aged 6 and under) who struggled significantly in the postpartum period. From months-long NICU stay to birth trauma and postpartum anxiety—we truly have experienced many of the topics we talk about! Between the two of us we have training and experience in EMDR, trauma, child and adolescent psychology, theraplay, maternal mental health, perinatal mental health, birth trauma, pregnancy loss, infertility, somatic experiencing, and more. We have over 20 years of combined experience in the mental health field. We pride ourselves on sharing real life parenting experiences and struggles (with a dash of humour) to share the ups and downs to help parents worldwide feel less alone. When we aren’t working in our private practices or burning the midnight oil running mamapsychologists you will most likely find us with our families. Caitlin is often spending her time cheering her kids on at the skating rink with a coffee in hand. Chelsea can most often be found on her family farm running after her children chasing all their farm animal friends.  

Interact with the MamaPsychologists on Social Media

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mamapsychologists/ 

Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mamapsychologists 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mamapsychologists/?hl=en 

Website: https://www.mamapsychologists.ca/ 

Book (Amazon Link): Not Your Mother’s Postpartum Book: Normalizing Post-Baby Mental Health Struggles, Navigating #Momlife, and Finding Strength Amid the Chaos

Caitlin Slavens, BAACS, MC, R Psych

Caitlin is a registered psychologist, certified eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) therapist, and certified Theraplay professional. She has additional training in attachment parenting, play therapy, child-adolescent mental health, and trauma modalities. Caitlin has two little ones who keep her constantly on the go (with a large cup of coffee in her hand). 

Chelsea Bodie, BSc, MACP, R Psych

Chelsea is a registered psychologist and certified perinatal mental health professional (PMH-C) with training in perinatal mood disorders, birth trauma, perinatal grief and loss, and infertility. She also has training in play therapy and child-adolescent mental health. Chelsea is a mom of two little ones who also keep her busy as they get into mischief on the farm. 


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Registration: Postpartum Anxiety, Rage, and Burnout April 12 2024
$ 70.00