BIENNIAL AUSTRALASIAN BIRTH TRAUMA CONFERENCE 2019
Uniting Professionals in Birth Trauma Care
We are delighted to invite you to the inaugural biennial Australasian Birth Trauma Conference, co-hosted by the Centre for Perinatal Psychology (CPP) and the Australasian Birth Trauma Association (ABTA).
This professional event will unite providers from diverse disciplines involved in the care of families during the perinatal period. The aim of the conference is to provide education, professional development and networking opportunities to strengthen integrated and collaborative care in the prevention and healing of birth trauma.
Our conference brings together leading experts to share the latest updates on clinical research and best practice, while giving voice to the lived experience of physical and psychological birth trauma.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM – Friday 09 August 2019
The 2019 program provides unique opportunity to hear from leading clinicians across disciplines on a variety of topics in a single stream, as you won’t want to miss any of our keynotes. The program covers impacts of physical and psychological birth trauma on multiple relationships: to one’s body and sense of self, the mother-infant relationship and the couple relationship. Practical approaches to prevention and healing will be an applied focus of the day. Our speakers will share wisdom from physiotherapy, obstetrics, midwifery, psychiatry, psychology, social work, relationship therapy and lived experience.
View the Birth Trauma Conference Program
Who Should Attend?
- Social workers
- Mental health clinicians
- Couple therapists
- Lactation Consultants
- Maternal Child Health Nurses
- Parent Advocates
- Policy Makers
Prof Bryanne Barnett, perinatal psychiatrist
Debby Gould, BirthTalk, author How to Heal a Bad Birth
Julie King, parent-infant psychologist, Centre for Perinatal Psychology
Elly Taylor, perinatal relationship specialist, author Becoming Us
Prof Leonie Callaway,The University of Queensland
Dr Jenny Kruger, University of Auckland
Angela James, APA Titled Pelvic Physiotherapist
Prof Debra Creedy, Perinatal Mental Health, Griffith University
Angela James, Physiotherapist, Sydney Pelvic Clinic
Elizabeth Skinner, midwife, child and family clinician
Amy Dawes, Founder & Executive Director, Australasian Birth Trauma Association
View Abstracts here
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP – Thursday 08 August 2019
When you heal a mother, you change a generation: Clinical skills for resolving birth trauma
Facilitated by Amanda Donnet and Dr Rachel Bushing, clinical psychologists
Our pre-conference workshop caters for a deep dive for those working in a counselling and psychological treatment capacity.
POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP – Saturday 10 August 2019
Advanced Pelvic Floor Assessment Workshop
Facilitated by Prof. Peter Dietz, Vivien Wong & Angela James
Our post-conference workshop offers physiotherapists a rare opportunity to upskill in assessment, diagnosis and management of urinary incontinence, prolapse and pelvic floor injury.
Day 1 Thursday 08 August Pre-Conference Workshop
Counselling skills for resolving psychological birth trauma – an introduction
Early Bird Rate: $ 320 available until 02 June 2019
Standard Rate: $ 360
Day 2 Friday 09 August Conference Day includes evening cocktails
Early Bird Rate: $ 260 available until 02 June 2019
Standard Rate: $ 295
Day 3 Saturday 10 August Post-Conference Workshop
Advanced Pelvic Floor Assessment Workshop
Early Bird Rate: $140 available until 02 June 2019
Standard Rate: $160
Days 1+2: Pre-Conference and Main Conference Day ($20 saving when booking both)
Early Bird Rate: $ 560 available until 02 June 2019
Standard Rate: $ 635
Days 2+3: Main Conference and Post-Conference Workshop ($20 saving when booking both)
Early Bird Rate: $ 380 available until 02 June 2019
Standard Rate: $ 455
Days 1, 2 +3: Pre Conference, Main conference and Post Conference ($30 saving when booking all three)
Early Bird Rate: $ 690 available until 02 June 2019
Standard Rate: $ 785
Peach Tree Gala Dinner – Saturday 10 August
We are delighted to collaborate with Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness and support their 5th Annual Vintage Gala Dinner.
Come join the fun and round out your conference experience by supporting Peach Tree while enjoying live music, canapés, beverages and an opportunity to network among peers dedicated to perinatal mental health.
Exclusive deal: Birth Trauma Conference delegates are entitled to a 10% discount on Gala tickets when purchasing the Gala ticket at the same time as the conference registration. Thanks Peach Tree!
Where: Baedecker Bar in Fortitude Valley
345 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Want to know more? Stay tuned – program release and registrations opening soon…