Development and Implementation of BCALM Psychological Intervention Program to Reduce Postpartum Depression and Enhance Emotional Intelligence Among Postpartum Women (77080)

Session Information: Qualitative/Quantitative Research in any other area of Psychology
Session Chair: Elena Even-Simkin

Friday, 29 March 2024 14:30
Session: Session 4
Room: Room D (Live Stream)
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation

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Postpartum depression (PPD) is a significant mental health issue that affects many new mothers worldwide. PPD impacts mothers' well-being and can have far-reaching consequences for infant development and family dynamics. Purpose: The study aimed to develop implement and evaluate a psychological intervention program in reducing postpartum depression and enhancing emotional intelligence. Methods: The study used the Conklin program developmental model. The Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS) and Schutte Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SSEIT) were utilized to assess participant’s level of postpartum depression and emotional intelligence before and after the intervention. Results: The study developed a psychological intervention program and results revealed that the BCALM program comprises five modules, with a total of 17 sessions, each lasting 2 hours, which led to a statistically significant difference in participants' pre and post-test scores. Conclusion: The program was effective in reducing postpartum depression and enhancing emotional intelligence.

Sheeba John, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
Lucila O. Bance, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Sr. Sheeba John is a religious nun belonging to the Sisters of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Master’s Degree specialization in clinical psychology at Adamson University. Doing PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Santo Tomas.

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