Online Workshops

Perinatal Training Centre are dedicated to providing quality, accessible education and training opportunities with a focus on developing and maintaining strong therapeutic skills.

In line with our innovative approach to training provision, our online workshops allow health professionals to join together across the miles to explore important aspects of Perinatal and Infant Mental Health practice.

PTC online workshops are live and interactive.  They are NOT recorded.  Participants must attend live and participation is expected. Participant numbers are small and limited for these reasons.

Facilitated by Zoom Conferencing, you will need internet connection on a device with camera and sound to participate.


Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Frames and Foundations

This 2-hr workshop will provide an introduction to the field of Perinatal and Infant Mental Health, steadfastly positioning the two dominant frames: a developmental frame and a relational frame.
Content will cover: Definitions; Key theorists and concepts; Current models of early development and intervention; Consequences of perinatal mood disturbance; and a conceptual framework for assessment, formulation and treatment planning.
Time will allow for questions, discussion and reflection on material.
This online workshop provides the prerequisite for some later online workshops.

Facilitator: Dr Bronwyn Leigh
Pre-requisites: None
Max Participants: 15
Exclusions: If you have completed the 3-day intensive or intend to this year, there is no need to complete this workshop
Max Participants: 15
Cost: $110; Notes provided
Monday 17 February 2020, 11am-1pm (AEDT) – Registrations Closed
Saturday 22 February 2020, 10am-12noon (AEDT) – Registrations Closed

The Psychology of Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of profound psychological development and transformation.

Becoming a mother is a psychological process that occurs over time.  A Motherhood Mindset ideally begins to develop in pregnancy where a woman gestates herself in mind as a mother and gestates her baby in mind as a little person, all while gestating baby physically.  These multiple gestations help in the psychological preparation to meet and receive baby at birth, as well as assisting to guide the mother in her new postpartum life.  The Motherhood Mindset is an overarching frame incorporating various theories to understand the rich psychological and social development required in becoming a parent.
Numerous experiences can interrupt this development, including mood disturbance, premature birth, birth trauma and perinatal loss.  In addition, one’s attachment state of mind regarding relationships helps us predict where there might be struggles with this developmental growth.  Understanding the developmental arc of pregnancy and early postpartum can help orient us to when a developmental arrest may have occurred and help us in the therapeutic task of supporting the development of a Motherhood Mindset.
And yes, I’ll talk about the Fatherhood Mindset too, although far less has been written and researched on this aspect of fatherhood to date – something we are keen to redress.
Time will be provided for questions, discussion and reflection on material.

Facilitator: Dr Bronwyn Leigh
Pre-requisites: None
Exclusions: If you plan to complete the 3-day intensive in 2020, there is no need to complete this workshop as the information will be included.  If you have completed our Bearing the Unbearable perinatal loss training, some of this information has been covered.
Max Participants: 10
Cost: $170; Notes provided
Saturday 02 May 2020, 10am-12noon (AEST) – Registrations Closed

**Note: all times are Melbourne times.  Please be careful with the times depending on where you live!

AEDT = Australian Eastern Daylight Time
AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time


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