Intrusive Thoughts and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in the Perinatal Period
20 June 2024
About the Program
Working with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in the perinatal period can be very confronting and anxiety provoking for mental health professionals.
This full day workshop aims to boost your knowledge and confidence so that you can provide the best clinical care.
At the end of this training you will be able to:
Describe the facts about intrusive thoughts and OCD including the core symptoms, prevalence, aeitology, risk factors, impacts to the parent-infant attachment relationship, and obstetric outcomes
Complete a comprehensive risk assessment for both parent and infant safety
Describe and use the evidence-based assessment measures and tools
Describe and implement the evidence-based best-practice treatment approaches and specific interventions in the context of perinatal specific factors and the parent-infant dyad
Reflect on and be aware of common therapist-client relationship considerations
About the Instructor
What People Say is the Best Thing About This Training
"I really enjoyed the information provided about intrusive thoughts; information was really relevant and grounded in obvious extensive experience and understanding about the complexities of the perinatal period."
"Frances's capacity to explain the topic, explore it in a meaningful/felt way and synthesise the different treatment approaches."
"Clarity and variety of information provided. The application of Schemas alongside with CBT was really valuable"
"It was all really useful"
"Thank you for the insights and little pearls that I will be quoting to my clients in the future"
"Very informative, concise, not too long"
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.