Adult Attachment Style as a Risk Factor for Maternal Postnatal Depression (1 CE)
Bio: This course has been developed by Warfa, N., Harper, M., Nicolais, G., and Bhui, K. (2014). Adult attachment style as a risk factor for maternal postnatal depression: A systematic review. BMC Psychology 2(1): 56–56.
To be awarded 1 continuing education credit hour, you must read the course content, take the post-test, and complete the evaluation to be awarded your certificate of completion.
1 credit hour
Course Description: This course is intended for practitioners who work with women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant and provides information about the relationship between maternal adult attachment style and postnatal depression (PND). First, a brief summary of adult attachment styles, including Secure, Insecure (Anxious-Avoidant or Anxious-Resistant) and Disorganized, and also the prevalence of postnatal depression in western countries and adverse health outcomes for children is presented. Then an overview of the literature examining adult attachment style as a risk factor for postnatal depression is discussed. Insecure adult attachment styles, especially anxious attachment styles, as it relates to a higher prevalence of postnatal depression are examined. Finally, a mother with postnatal depression and the effects on her child as it relates to the mother’s clinical conditions and not being able to promote and maintain a stable and secure attachment relationship is presented.
- Cite key research findings on adult attachment style as a risk factor for maternal postnatal depression
- Summarize the various factors that contribute to adult attachment style that are also implicated as contributing to postnatal depression
- Provide future research recommendations for adult attachment styles and postnatal depression