Mothers & Babies is divided into three sections or “modules”—one on each of these components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

  1. Pleasant Activities
  2. Thoughts
  3. Contact with Others

In each of these sections, participants are first taught to understand how the component influences her mood. This teaching of the relationships between CBT components and mood is referred to as psychoeducation. In addition to psychoeducation, participants also practice concrete skills in each of these modules. These skills are intended to provide participants with a “toolkit” of approaches they can use to improve their mood.

The MB Instructor’s Manual provides additional detail on the theory behind the Mothers & Babies Program.

Parents are their children’s first teachers. These are some of the things your baby needs from you: good communication, reading, music, play. Stress and depression can affect your relationship with your baby. You can learn to manage stress by making certain changes in your life.

Mothers & Babies Modules


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