Circle of Security for Professionals
$260 (Total for 6 Weeks)
9 hours (1.5 hrs for 6 weeks)
15 February 2024
8:00pm (AEDT, Every Thursday for 6 weeks)
Google Meet (online)
About the Program
At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what their child might need from them. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.
Although the original course is designed for parents to understand their children, The Perinatal Professionals Hub would like to invite Perinatal mental health professionals:
To explore the content and reflect on how it might be applicable to your clients.
To reflect what might show up for you when working through these concepts and how to be mindful of your own experiences.
This is also a great opportunity to visit the content of this program prior to becoming an accredited facilitator.
This course is applicable for ALL Perinatal professionals including:
- Maternal and Child Health Nurses
- Social workers
- Family support workers
- Childhood educators
- Anyone in the perinatal field!
This 6-week group focuses on helping you to help clients:
Understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs
Support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
Enhance the development of their child's self esteem
Honour the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure
Running every Thursday evening from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Dates: February 15th - 21st March 2024
About the Instructor
What People Say is the Best Thing About This Training
"Having the parts of the COS graphic explained week by week which allowed reflection on how the different parts may relate to certain clients and/or and the therapeutic relationship"
"Invaluable concepts to be applied to both client work and as therapist."
"CoS videos, professionals sharing of experiences, as well as reflections on how the circle plays out in sessions with clients"
"It felt like a nice balance between COS material, discussion of concepts, opportunity for personal reflection and participant experience/feedback that built on concepts and added to understanding"
Frances is an experienced health sector leader, private practice owner, Director and Clinical Psychologist. Frances is the 2020-2021 Allied Health Awards Psychologist of the Year for her establishment and operation of Mums Matter Psychology, a leading perinatal psychology practice with a social conscience.
She is the winner of the 2021 Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychology Significant Contribution Award, the 2019 APS Elaine Dignan Award and her team at Mums Matter Psychology, the 2020-2021 Allied Health Awards Adult Team of the Year and 2022 Allied Health Awards Team Culture Excellence recipient. She was a finalist in the 2023 Women in Community Life Leadership in Women's Health Awards, the 2023 Civic Award in the Enterprise Maribyrnong for Innovative Business Award category, and 2022 Allied Health Awards Leadership & Management Excellence category.
Within Mums Matter Psychology, Frances leads a team of 45+ perinatal mental health clinicians. She is a registered Supervisor for Psychologists and oversees the training of Psychology Masters students, Interns and Clinical Registrars. Frances is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) where she is the National Convenor of the Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest group and Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists. She has over 10 years of clinical experience working with clients in the perinatal phase and has authored and presented at various Perinatal Mental Health and Maternal & Child Health conferences.
Frances also has extensive experience working on projects across multiple industries in her former career as a management consultant and has a passion for community development.
Frances has extensive training in perinatal psychology through institutions such as University of Sydney The Royal Women's Hospital (Melbourne) Royal Children's Hospital (Melbourne) Parent and Infant Research Institute (PIRI) Centre for Perinatal Psychology Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) University of Exeter.
She is an accredited Circle of Security Parent Educator and Bringing Baby Home (Gottman Institute) workshop facilitator. She is trained in the Newborn Behavioural Observation (NBO) system.