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Circle of Security for Professionals

Price

$260 (Total for 6 Weeks)

Dates

Duration

9 hours (1.5 hrs for 6 weeks)

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.

25 July 2024

6:30pm

8:00pm (AEST, Thursdays for 6 weeks)

Location

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:

- Psychologists

- Maternal and Child Health Nurses

- Midwives

- GPs/Obstetricians

- 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:  July 25th - August 29th 2024 

About the Instructor

Frances Bilbao

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"


"Simple yet powerful concepts that I can weave into my MCH practice. It also provided an opportunity to reflect on my personal experiences of parenting."


"Applying the framework to our own practice. It was mind blowing to have a new way to think about how I am with my clients and the transference through this framework."


"Wonderful peers, lots of sharing of reflections and personal experiences and of course Frances, our facilitator :) "


"Frances led the group discussion in such a positive way"


"Professionals sharing of experiences, as well as reflections on how the circle plays out in sessions with clients"



Frances is an experienced health sector leader, founder, Director and Clinical Psychologist. Frances is the 2024 Telstra Business Awards Championing Health VIC State Winner and 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. Frances values human connection and is a passionate adventurer. Life excites her and she is always seeking out new experiences and knowledge. Whether it's travelling or delving deep into the human mind as a Clinical Psychologist, she thrives on curiosity.


Within Mums Matter Psychology, Frances leads a team of 65+ 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 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.

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