Course 2: Perinatal Training for Community and Inpatient Perinatal Mental Health Practitioners

Course overview

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 perinataltraining@tavi-port.nhs.uk 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


Knowledge about

Depression

Maternal anxiety and OCD

Post partum psychosis

Schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder

Personality disorder

Eating disorders

Substance disorders

Medication and physical treatments

Psychological therapies

Physical health in pregnancy and postnatally

Infant physical health and development



For further information or if you have any queries, please contact us at perinataltraining@tavi-port.nhs.uk

Dates for this training are to be confirmed however we can also run the course in your local area. 

To be confirmed

Code:
CPD91B
Course length:
5 days
Admission status:
Closed
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If you have any queries, please contact us at 

perinataltraining@tavi-port.nhs.uk