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Knoxville Area Psychological Association

Upcoming events

    • June 11, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Presented on Zoom

    Upcoming KAPA ZOOM CE event

    Effective Treatment of Perinatal and Postpartum OCD

    Caitlin Clevenger, PhD

    Psychotherapy Services of Alabama


    Perinatal people (or people who are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, or are postpartum) are at 1.5-2 times higher risk for obsessive-compulsive disorder compared to their peers. Obsessive-compulsive disorder can be a debilitating condition, and if left untreated, can result in significant consequences for both the parent and the infant. This presentation will inform psychologists of the prevalence and consequences of this disorder in the perinatal period, describe diagnostic criteria and methods for screening, and provide an overview of evidence-based interventions for OCD for perinatal people. 

    Learning Objectives:  

    At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

    1. to name the prevalence of OCD symptoms among perinatal populations

    2. to list diagnostic criteria and screening measures for perinatal OCD

    3. to identify the consequences of perinatal postpartum OCD

    4. to describe evidence-based interventions for perinatal OCD

    Target Audience: 

    This program is open to all KAPA members and other interested mental health professionals who are not members. The content of this presentation is appropriate for mental health professionals educated at the graduate level in psychology, psychiatry, or other mental health related disciplines, as well as graduate students in a mental health related discipline.

    Instructional Level:

    The material will be appropriate to intermediate levels of practice and knowledge.

    Continuing Education:

    This program - when attended in its entirety - is available for 1.5 APA approved continuing education credits. With full attendance and completion of a Program Evaluation and Learning Assessment, a certificate will be issued. Partial credit will not be awarded. Participant's attendance will be verified via their Zoom login name and sign in / sign off time. Please assure that you are identifiable by your Zoom login name.

    American Psychological Association Approval Statement:

    The Knoxville Area Psychological Association (KAPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. KAPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

    There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, program content, research, grants, or other funding sources that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. During the program, the validity/utility of the content and risk/limitations of their approaches will be addressed.

    Registration Fees and Policies:

    If you are a member of KAPA, then this program is free of charge. If you are not a member of KAPA and you do not want CE credit, this program is free of charge.

    Speaker Information:

    Dr. Caitlin Clevenger is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified perinatal mental health provider, and founder of Psychotherapy Services of Alabama, a private practice that serves perinatal and LGBTQ+ people in the state of Alabama. Dr. Clevenger obtained her doctorate from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where she was trained in cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapies. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She began her early career as a Researcher and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2020, she gave birth to her son, an experience that ultimately placed her on the path to start her private practice in 2023 with a focus on the perinatal population.

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