Introduction to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder

  • Certification: IICP will issue a CPD Certificate of Attendance. CPD: 6 hours

  • QQI: N/A

  • Cost: €95.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)

    • NOTE: Summer Series Special Offer – Book any two workshops and get a third free (cannot be used in conjunction with alumni discount)
  • Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

  • Date: Sunday 23rd June 2024
  • Delivery: Onsite in our Tallaght Campus


Introduction to working with Parents experiencing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. With more awareness of the prevalence of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and with more clients accessing services for their mental health, it is important that clinicians have a good understanding of how to work with this cohort. This training will take a deep dive into the transition to parenthood and what that looks like in relation to mental health. It aims to walk participants through Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and reproductive trauma, explaining how they present and how they can be worked with in the therapy space as well as in other health and community settings. The aim is to upskill workers with knowledge and practical skills to support this cohort.

The course will cover:

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • PTSD
  • Birth Trauma
  • OCD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Eating Disorders in the Perinatal Period
  • Grief and Loss
  • The transition to motherhood to parenthood


  • Sunday 23rd June 2024, 9:30am – 4:30pm


  • The college will issue a certificate of attendance to those who take this workshop.
  • CPD: 6 hours


  • €95.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)
  • This course is part of IICP’s Summer Series and eligible for our 3 for 2 offer so book any two summer series workshops and get a third one free!

    • Note: The discount for IICP Students / Alumni and VCS Counsellors cannot be used in conjunction with the 3 for 2 offer.


  • This workshop will take place onsite in our Tallaght Campus.

Getting Started

Applications to this course are done online using the link below. If you have any queries, please contact the office on 01 4664205 or call Triona on 086 0499154.

Simply click the below button to be brought to our online application process. When prompted, please select ‘Summer Series’, then select ‘SS 2024 June Introduction to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders’ and complete the form.

Online Application Form

About the Programme Facilitator

Michelle Flynn
Michelle Flynn
Michelle is an IACP accredited Psychotherapist with over ten years’ experience working with children, adults, and couples. Michelle has worked mainly in trauma and has experience providing clinical line management in a busy low-cost counselling practice, as well as teaching on the IICP Masters.  In recent years Michelle has completed extensive training in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health and now primarily works with Parents during the perinatal period and their Infants. Michelle is passionate about educating professionals and parents about Matrescence & The transition to Motherhood’ as well as Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.