Specialisation Courses
  • UAB Specialisation Course
  • Code: 4185/4
  • 4th edition
  • Modality: Online
  • Credits: 3 ECTS
  • Start date: 04/10/2021
  • Finish date: 15/12/2021
  • Places: 50
  • Orientation: Professional
  • Price: 225 €
  • Special price 203 €
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  • Teaching language: Spanish
  • Location: Online
Around 25% of mothers experience mental disorders during pregnancy and postpartum, which makes this one of the most important complications. Apart from their great prevalence, these disorders can be severe and there is a risk of chronification. Maternal mental health has an impact not only on the mother but also on foetal well-being, obstetric outcomes, mother-baby bonding, and even on the child's cognitive, emotional and social development. Furthermore, there is a risk, however small, of suicide and infanticide in this population, with major impacts on individuals, families and the wider community. Psychopathological problems in this period range from maternal stress and anxiety to perinatal depression, puerperal psychoses, anxiety towards the newborn, and impulse phobias or bonding alterations.
This course adopts an applied approach to professional development, providing students with the knowledge and tools needed to identify the principal psychopathological disorders during pregnancy and postpartum.


- Psychopathology, vulnerability and gender
- Tools for detecting and assessing perinatal mental disorders
- Psychopathological alterations during pregnancy and postpartum

Career opportunities

- Perinatal mental health teams
- Primary care
- Sexual and reproductive healthcare centres
- Private-sector services
- Associations and organisations in the field of women's health
- Specialisation in perinatal mental health within the healthcare profession

Scholarships and financial aid

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Coordinating centres

Departamento de Psicología Clínica y de la Salud


Susana Subirà

Phone: 650347821

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