Training

The following are upcoming training opportunities for health professionals offered by members of the Centre for Perinatal Psychology.

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

May 2018 – Melbourne
September 2018 – Sydney

This workshop is designed for health professionals either currently working with, or who have a desire to work with, families during the perinatal period. In particular, this workshop is ideal for those who would like to include the infant and mother-infant relationship in the treatment of maternal mood disturbance.

When: dates TBC but will likely be held on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday consecutively

Presenter: Dr Bronwyn Leigh

Register your interest: use our Contact form to register your interest, noting your interest in the workshop and your preferred location

 

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

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

January 2016 – 3-day workshop

This workshop is designed for health professionals either currently working with, or who have a desire to work with, families during the perinatal period.  In particular, this workshop is ideal for those who would like to include the infant and mother-infant relationship in the treatment of maternal mood disturbance.

When:            15-17 January 2016

Where:           Launceston

Organiser:     Perinatal Psychology

Presenter:     Dr Bronwyn Leigh

Click here for flyer and registration form

 

Perinatal Anxiety: Holding the Infant in Mind When Mum is Anxious

February 2016 – 1-day workshop

This workshop will explore ways in which anxiety presents during the perinatal period (antenatal and/or postnatal).  Assessment, diagnosis, formulation and treatment models will be discussed, with a focus on thinking about both parent and infant within an attachment frame when maternal anxiety is present.

When:            26 February 2016

Where:           Sydney

Organiser:     Anxiety Practitioners Network

Presenter:     Dr Bronwyn Leigh

 

WORKSHOP & SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

2012-ongoing    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.

2015     PDP Seminars

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

2014     Mercy Health O’Connell Family Centre

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

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

2011     APS Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group

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

2010     Keene Insight, Child and Adolescent Private Practice

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

2011     Paediatrician Group

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

2009     College of Lactation Consultants

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

2010     APS College of Health Psychologists

Perinatal Mood Disturbance. 2-hour presentation to psychologists.

2005      Northern Division of General Practitioners

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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