PIMH Intensive Online

Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Intensive Training – Online Version

For the first time in 2020, our well-established signature training program will be offered in a live online format.

The program is facilitated live and is interactive.  Participants must attend live and participation is expected. Participant numbers are small and limited for these reasons.

Be sure to read the description of our PIMH Intensive, as the content and learning objectives are the same.

Our signature training package in a live online format includes:

  • 1-hr intro & orientation
  • 12 x 2-hr Zoom meetings
  • strictly limited numbers  

Live participation is required for each of the 12 training modules, as the groups will not be recorded.

Meetings will occur at weekly frequency with a break in the middle of the program.

“Working with families during the perinatal period offers unique therapeutic opportunities.  For parents, it is a time of developmental crisis when motivation is high to improve functioning and relationships.  For infants, we have an opportunity to positively influence the trajectory of their social, emotional and relational development.” ~ Dr Bronwyn Leigh

Who should attend

This training is designed for health professionals either currently working with, or who have a desire to work with, families during the perinatal period from a relational, developmental and attachment perspective.  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.


Internet connection with camera and sound is required.  The Zoom platform is used for the video conferencing meetings.

Training and experience in mental health is assumed.  Assumed knowledge: experience in general assessment, diagnosis, formulation and treatment planning of mental health conditions.

Knowledge of the Australian Clinical Practice Guideline is assumed. The ‘Mental Health Care in the Perinatal Period’ (Austin, M-P, Highet, N. & the Expert Working Group, 2017) document should be familiar to participants prior to the training.

Participant inclusions

  • Strictly limited to max. 12 participants
  • 25 hrs of CPD points
  • 1 x 1-hr introduction and orientation to the program
  • 12 x 2-hr online training modules with Dr Bronwyn Leigh
  • Detailed power point slides provided electronically prior to each meeting
  • Helpful handouts and articles in a mix of hard copy and electronic form
  • Closed Facebook group for participants to discuss concepts during the course of the training
  • Recommendations for books, websites and further training opportunities
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Centre for Perinatal Psychology Certificate of Completion electronic logo as part of our identity program
  • Option to continue your professional development upon course completion via access to individual or group supervision or consultancy with a Centre for Perinatal Psychology supervisor
  • Eligible to participate in our Reflective Supervision Groups and our Reflective Practice Groups 
  • For eligible and invited psychologists: opportunity for membership to the Centre for Perinatal Psychology, with our online national directory and private, supportive professional community


Registration Fee: $1650
Cost includes GST and all participant inclusions listed above

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations: Full amount less $100 admin fee will be provided for cancellations received in writing up to two weeks prior to event. No refund after this time.

When: July-October 2020

Meetings: Tuesdays noon-2pm – AEST/AEDT


  1. 14 July – 1-hr Introduction & Orientation
  2. 21 July
  3. 28 July
  4. 04 August
  5. 11 August
  6. 18 August
  7. 25 August
  8. 01 September
  9. 08 September
    BREAK for 3-weeks
  10. 06 October *AEDT
  11. 13 October *AEDT
  12. 20 October *AEDT
  13. 27 October *AEDT

**Note: all times are Melbourne times and the times change throughout the group to accommodate daylight savings times.  Please be careful with the times depending on where you live!

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

Ready to register?

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN – Booked out! Waitlist also full.

Next courses will run in 2021 – May in-person in Melbourne and online July-Oct.

About the Presenter

Dr Bronwyn Leigh is a clinical psychologist, perinatal and infant clinician and early parenting consultant.  She is the Director of the Centre for Perinatal Psychology and consults in Fairfield Vic.  Bronwyn specialises in the psychological aspects of becoming a parent, the emotional development of infants, and parent-infant relationships.   She has contributed to research in the areas of maternal mood, prematurity and early parenting difficulties, and has been a national trainer in perinatal loss counselling.  She was the founding member and inaugural National Convener of the Australian Psychological Society’s Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group (PIPIG).  Bronwyn is experienced in the provision of clinical supervision, training and consultancy and has published in academic journals, presented at conferences and provided media interviews.  Bronwyn co-authored Towards Parenthood: Preparing for the Changes and Challenges of a New Baby (ACER Press, 2009) a self-help reflective guidebook for parents during pregnancy and in the first year after having a baby.

Bronwyn has facilitated this PIMH workshop since 2012.  It started as a 2-day workshop but the feedback was overwhelmingly that participants wanted more!  So, it grew to a 3-day intensive and is now offered as an online training. It has run in Cairns, Brisbane, Darwin, Alice Springs, Melbourne, Launceston and Hobart with participants from around Australia and overseas.

Bronwyn has facilitated PIMH trainings for the Northern Territory Government (Darwin and Alice Springs) and DHHS Victoria.

Interested in what others think about the workshop?

Psychologists are heavily restricted in the ways testimonials can be used.  We are not allowed to use testimonials about an individual psychologist or their service.  We are able to use testimonials from trainings, so here are a few from previous PIMH workshops facilitated by Bronwyn.  These testimonials comment on workshop content:

“Essential, unforgettable training”

“Great balance between theoretical frame and practice considerations”

 “Easily digestible yet comprehensive content”

 “Effective blend of theory and practice”

 “Liked the case vignettes and clinical insights”

 “Haven’t attended a course that so appropriately met my needs”

“Useful – Validating – Researched – Contemporary – Applicative – Resourceful”

“Liked the ability to discuss, problem solve and reflect on the theories and strategies discussed and then apply them to specific case examples”

 “The theory underlying attachment was especially valuable to me”

 “Best presentation of attachment”

“Liked opportunities for discussion and reflection”

“Very relevant case presentations to represent the different attachment styles.  Clear format of formulation and treatment planning, with a good amount of detail in order to apply the learnings to my practice”

“Exceeded expectations – would recommend to others”

“This has been the most relevant and engaging workshop I’ve attended over the last few years”

“This was an excellent workshop.  One of the best.  Worth travelling interstate for”

Ready to register?

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN – Booked out! Waitlist also full.

Next courses will run in 2021 – May in-person in Melbourne and online July-Oct.


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