Course 2: Perinatal Training for Community and Inpatient Perinatal Mental Health Practitioners
This five day course has been developed in line with the perinatal mental health competency framework, the course will address a range of topics to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary in their role as a perinatal mental health clinician.
A series of presentations, led by visiting lecturers and other expert contributors, will cover the complex range of relationships that perinatal mental health practitioners have to consider, alongside an overview of maternal psychiatric conditions and their treatments. The importance of the baby’s perspective will be considered throughout all aspects of the course. The course will have formal teaching sessions with group exercises, case discussions and opportunities for networking.
This course is also available as bespoke training and can be delivered in your local area. Contact email@example.com for details.
The course will cover the following areas:
The perinatal mental health practitioner
Understanding the “perinatal frame of mind”
Working within a perinatal mental health multidisciplinary team
Understanding how a baby’s personality develops
Understanding unconscious defensive processes
Understanding “attachment behaviour”
Understanding one’s own emotional responses
Working with risk
Working with multiple agencies
Keeping the partner/father and family in mind
“Cultural competence” in the perinatal context: what does this mean?
Contributing to clinical decision-making
Maternal anxiety and OCD
Post partum psychosis
Schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder
Medication and physical treatments
Physical health in pregnancy and postnatally
Infant physical health and development
Dates for this training are to be confirmed however we can also run the course in your local area.
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