Course 1: Perinatal Training for Community and Inpatient Perinatal Mental Health Team Managers Leaders
This 3-day course has been developed in line with the perinatal mental health competency framework and will address the complex issues facing managers and leaders within perinatal mental health services.
The course will consist of a series of presentations by Dr Liz McDonald, Dr Amanda Jones, Dr Nic Horley, Dr Lucinda Green and Jo Maitland, covering the complex range of relationships that perinatal mental health teams have to consider, alongside an overview of maternal psychiatric conditions and their treatments while holding the baby in mind. The course will have formal teaching sessions with group exercises, case discussions and opportunities for networking.
This course is aimed at managers of both inpatient mother and baby units and specialist community perinatal mental health teams. Newly appointed, or soon-to-be-in post managers and team leaders are encouraged to attend as well as those already in post.
The course will cover the following areas:
The multidisciplinary team
Understanding the team
Supporting the team
Supporting individuals in the team
Understanding unconscious defensive processes
Working with risk
Working with multiple agencies
Understanding “attachment behaviour”
Keeping the partner/father and family in mind
Managing different disciplines
Supporting clinical decision-making
Conditions and treatments
Maternal anxiety and OCD
Post partum psychosis
Schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder
Medication and physical treatments
The course will run on Monday 4 - Wednesday 6 March 2019, 9.00am - 5.00pm
London, venue to be confirmed
"Absolutely brilliant. So well delivered and just the right pitch for managers who have a good amount of knowledge but using the themes and information in a focused way to enhance practice"
"A very informative, educational experience"
"I enjoyed the whole course - it was all very relevant to my role. meeting other managers has been essential for peer support"
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