The training is being organised by the BPS Faculty for Perinatal Psychology and the Mums and Babies in Mind Project (a Maternal Mental Health Alliance project, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation and funded by the Big Lottery Fund).
Who is the training for?
The training is aimed at individuals who are employed in services where at least part of their role is to deliver psychological treatments to parents experiencing mental health difficulties during pregnancy and/or the first postnatal year. The training is open to any of the above individuals who are working in any part of the United Kingdom.
The course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of low and high-intensity IAPT practitioners and perinatal clinical psychologists, although it is not limited to these groups. Perinatal clinicians may choose to attend any of the three training days that are most relevant to them and their current role.
What will the training involve?
The training will be primarily skills based, with an emphasis on treatment skill demonstrations, role plays, and problem-based learning approaches.
Please see the programme tab for further details.
University of Liverpool in London,
33 Finsbury Square,
Monday 27 November: A perinatal frame of mind in psychology practice
Day 1 is for low and high intensity IAPT workers and clinical psychologists.
The objectives for the day will be to increase knowledge and skills in assessing, formulating and delivering evidence-based interventions for women experiencing depression, generalised anxiety and panic in the perinatal period. There will be separate breakout sessions to meet the different practice remits of the clinicians in attendance, giving these groups focused opportunities to practice applying perinatal knowledge to their skill base.
Tuesday 28 November: Enhanced perinatal psychology practice
Day 2 is for high intensity IAPT workers and clinical psychologists.
The objectives for the day will be to increase knowledge and skills in assessing, formulating and delivering evidence-based interventions for women experiencing OCD, health anxiety, social phobia, and PTSD (including birth trauma) in the perinatal period, as well as competence in managing complex risk and working with the mother and baby in therapy.
Wednesday 29 November: Advanced perinatal therapy skills
Day 3 is for clinical psychologists only.
The objectives for the day will be to increase knowledge and skills in assessing, formulating and working with women who have experienced fertility difficulties, pregnancy or neonatal loss, complex trauma, tokophobia, bonding difficulties and perinatal mania and psychosis, as well as knowledge of medication use in the perinatal period.
Who will be delivering the training?
The course is led by national and international leaders in perinatal psychology, including Dr Heather O'Mahen, Dr Kirstie McKenzie-McHarg, Dr Rachel Mycroft, Dr Helen Sharp, Dr Fiona Challacombe, Dr Aimee Poote & Dr Camilla Rosan.
If you are interested in attending this training – please click on the 'register' button to book your place.
Tickets cost £50 for each day. The Big Lottery Fund are able to offer a small number of funded places to psychological therapists working in MABIM sites - which includes people working in Blackpool, Haringey, Southend and Gloucestershire
Please can interested people contact Camilla Rosan on [email protected] directly if they would like to take up the free places. They will be given to eligible clinicians on a first come first served basis.
If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Helen Sharp, quoting 'Perinatal- Workforce Training -Nov17', at: