Training

Centre for Perinatal Psychology provides training, supervision, consultation and mentorship to those interested in, or currently working with, a perinatal population.   We are dedicated to supporting the community of perinatal and infant mental health workers through our professional development activities.

 

The following are upcoming training opportunities for health professionals offered by Dr Bronwyn Leigh, Director Centre for Perinatal Psychology.

PANDA Professional Development Workshop

Anxiety – How it impacts on expecting and new parents and how you can help make a difference

Monday 4 December 2017
9am-4pm
Richmond, VIC

Anxiety can be a terrifying experience for an expecting or new parent, yet this complex and common mental health condition is still too often not recognised, or minimised as “just worry” by the person experiencing it and those around them. Join us to improve your knowledge and confidence — to recognise different anxiety presentations, to open up difficult conversations about anxiety and associated risks with your patients, and to offer evidence-based options for support.

Dr Bronwyn Leigh will be presenting a 1-hr segment on the presentation of anxiety in pregnancy and postpartum, including its impact on parenting, attachment and infant mental health.

For more information and bookings

Perinatal and Infant Mental Health: Using a Relationship-Based Approach to Working with Parents and Infants
3-day intensive

May 2018 – Melbourne
June/July 2018 – Brisbane

Our signature workshop, running since 2012, is designed for health professionals either currently working with, or who have a desire to work with, families during the perinatal period. Read more here

 

The following is a sample of past seminars and presentations provided by Dr Bronwyn Leigh.

WORKSHOP & SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

2012-ongoing    Centre for Perinatal Psychology, national training, various locations

Perinatal and Infant Mental Health: Using a Relationship-Based Approach to Perinatal Mood Disturbance. 3-day workshop to mental health professionals.  This workshop has been facilitated in Melbourne, Launceston, Hobart, Brisbane and Cairns.

2016    Anxiety Practitioner’s Network, Sydney

Perinatal Anxiety: Holding the Infant in Mind when Mum is Anxious. 1-day workshop to mental health professionals.

 2015     PDP Seminars, Melbourne

Mentalization, Affect Regulation and Attachment: An Introduction. 1-day workshop to mental health professionals.

2014     Mercy Health O’Connell Family Centre, Melbourne

Attachment in Practice. Half-day workshop to staff (in-house training), which included maternal child health nurses, mothercraft nurses, managers, a psychologist, a psychiatrist.  O’Connell is one of three public Early Parenting Centres in Victoria.

2013     Mental Health Professionals Network, Ulverstone Tasmania

Mentalization, Affect Regulation and Attachment: An Introduction. 1-day workshop to mental health professionals.

2013     Parent-Infant Research Institute, Melbourne

Mentalization and Parental Reflective Function: An Introduction. 1-day workshop to mental health professionals.

2011     APS Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group, Melbourne

Mentalization, Affect Regulation and Attachment. 2-hour presentation to psychologists.

2010     Keene Insight, Child and Adolescent Private Practice, Melbourne

Attachment during the Perinatal Period and Beyond. 2-hour presentation to psychologists and allied health professionals.

2011     Paediatrician Group, Melbourne

Mindful Parenting. 1-hour presentation to paediatricians, obstetricians and GPs.

2009     College of Lactation Consultants, Melbourne

Mindful Parenting applied to Breastfeeding. 1-hour presentation to lactation consultants.

2010     APS College of Health Psychologists, Melbourne

Perinatal Mood Disturbance. 2-hour presentation to psychologists.

2005      Northern Division of General Practitioners, Melbourne

Postnatal Depression: Detection, Formulation and Management. 2-hour presentation to general practitioners, co-facilitated with perinatal psychiatrist Dr Adaobi Udechuku.

 

CONFERENCE AND INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Leigh, B. (2014).  ‘Mindfully Parenting Your Baby’ group program: Incorporating mindfulness, mentalization and attachment principles.  Australian Psychological Society Conference, Hobart, Australia.

Leigh, B. (2014).  Parent-Infant Attachment: How Mindfulness and Reflective Function Can Help.  Ausmed Infant Mental Health Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Leigh, B. (2013).  Mindfulness, Mentalization and Attachment: ‘Mindfully Parenting Your Baby’ Group Program.  The Australasian Marcé Society 2013 Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Leigh, B., Loughlin, E., Milgrom, J., Ericksen, J. & Andrew, M. (2007).  Connecting Mums and Babies: HUGS and Dance Therapy Groups.  Postnatal Depression: Recovery Through Connections Conference, PANDA (Post and Antenatal Depression Association, Inc), Melbourne, Australia.

Leigh, B. & Milgrom, J. (2007).  BabyHUGS: A Specialised Mother-Infant Program Following Postnatal Depression.  Australian Association for Infant Mental Health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perinatal Mental Health Joint National Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Leigh, B., Newnham, C., Milgrom, J. & Brown, N. (2007).  PremieHUGS: A Specialised Mother-Infant Program Following Premature Birth. Australian Association for Infant Mental Health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perinatal Mental Health Joint National Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Leigh, B., Newnham, C., Milgrom, J. & Brown, N. (2007).  PremieHUGS: A Specialised Mother-Infant Program Following Premature Birth.  Social Adversity and Resilience for Mothers and Infants in the Perinatal Period, The Australasian Marcé Society, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia.

Leigh, B. (2006).  Specialised Parent-Infant Programs following Postnatal Depression or Premature Birth.   Early Childhood: Evidence into Practice, QEC (Queen Elizabeth Centre), Melbourne, Australia.

Leigh, B. (2005).  Self-directed Minimal Intervention Antenatally to Prevent Parenting-Infant Difficulties. Australasian Marcé Society, 2005 Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

 

Please call 1300 852 660 or contact us to enquire about upcoming training events or register your interest in organising a training event.

 

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