Didactic lecture series will be offered to the fellow on a regular basis, including the following topics:

  • Puberty, Menarche and Psychiatric Disorders
  • Psychopharmacology during Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Preconception counseling
  • Perinatal loss and Grief
  • Infertility
  • Psychopharmacology in the Breastfeeding Patient
  • Peripartum Psychiatric Disorders
  • Depression during pregnancy
  • Postpartum anxiety disorders
  • Perinatal-onset OCD
  • PTSD and the perinatal period
  • Psychiatric Symptoms during Perimenopause & Midlife
  • Bipolar disorder in pregnancy
  • Postpartum psychosis and Infanticide
  • Schizophrenia in pregnancy
  • Attachment theory and Disorders of Attachment
  • Oncology and psychiatry
  • Informed consent for the perinatal patient
  • Mindfulness based interventions
  • Perinatal Yoga as Treatment Intervention
  • Supporting the mother-infant relationship in treatment (or an Integrative approach in pregnancy and postpartum)
  • Borderline personality disorder and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Perinatal Mental Health
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy for Perinatal Mental Health
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Narcolepsy and pregnancy
  • Somatoform disorders

The fellow may also be asked to lecture in a variety of formats, including case conferences, grand rounds, resident teaching sessions, resident supervision etc.

General Psychiatry Didactics is from 12-4pm on Thursdays.



Supervision and Didactic Curriculum

  1. Individual supervision
  2. WMH group supervision
  3. Reproductive Psychiatry Journal Club
  4. UIC Psychiatry Grand Rounds
  5. Psychiatry Case Conference
  6. Ob-Gyn Grand Rounds
  7. General Psychiatry Didactics
  8. NICU Psychosocial Rounds
  9. Perinatal Mental Health Journal Group
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