Using a systemic framework to treat Latina women with postpartum depression

There is a scarce amount of information currently being disbursed on the topic of PPD. Due to its highly sensitive nature, PPD is often underreported by those who suffer from it; ultimately jeopardizing the well being of the mother and her infant. As the Latino population quickly becomes the majority, it is imperative for those in the counseling field to begin to understand how PPD affects this group and how to effectively treat them. This project is intended to assist therapeutic/counseling professionals to achieve positive treatment outcomes when working Latina women suffering with PPD by using a family therapy approach.