Becoming Us Intensive for PMH Practitioners
Discover the differences of relationship-based work over 8 weeks.
This work just makes me glow. Even using one of the handouts and seeing clients connect with it lights my sparkle. We're doing good work in the world!
Kerryn Smith, Perinatal Mental Health Clinician
Please book early. Spaces are strictly limited!
Perinatal intimate partner relationship satisfaction and mental health are intertwined. According to research, relationship concerns are the single most significant risk factor for antenatal anxiety and a major contributor to depression in both mothers and fathers postnatally. And yet, the great news is intimate partner relationships are also a protective factor: new parents satisfied with their relationship report higher self-esteem and closer bonding with their baby. The whole family benefits.
Perinatal relationship work is an emerging area of specialised care. Parenthood is a unique time, relatively early in a couple’s relationship, when parents are confronted with sensitive, complex and layered challenges. It is also a unique window of opportunity for prevention and early intervention in adult and infant mental health. Relationship-informed work is important to avoid inadvertently creating more stress for parents, provide meaningful context for their challenges, and support secure attachment for parents, partners and babies.
In line with best-practice recommendations for a “whole family” approach, Becoming Us Perinatal Relationships and Mental Health (PRaM) training provides care professionals with relationship-based foundations, frameworks and resources for individuals, couples and groups. Participants have practical skills to provide family-centred care and support the mental, emotional and relational wellbeing of parents, partners and babies through pregnancy, birth and beyond. Join us!
Partner support is often cited as the most important variable in avoiding perinatal mental health difficulties, and we are well aware of the intergenerational transmission of trauma, but rarely address this.
We are missing what could be our best opportunity for prevention and early intervention in mental health for the whole family.
Becoming Us provides a vital missing piece of the perinatal wellbeing puzzle that is too often overlooked and goes unaddressed. I recommend this practical, insightful and transformative professional training.
Professor Bryanne Barnett A.M.
Perinatal psychiatrists and perinatal psychologists
General psychologists with a special interest in the perinatal period
Psychotherapists, therapists and counsellors
Other perinatal professionals with an intersest in perinatal relationships and mental health
Fourteen online self-paced educational sessions.
Eight weekly small group live zoom discussion and Q&A sessions. Dates and times below.
Handouts and resources to use with individual parents, couples and/or groups from Day One.
Optional monthly peer support group zoom calls to meet international colleagues, share challenges and have community support.
Access to our private facebook group where we post new research to stay updated.
Forever access to it all.
Each week of this unique Intensive contains two self-paced online sessions followed by a live zoom discussion and Q&A call at the end of the week.
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Live zoom discussion calls are on Fridays at 10 am Sydney Time (Thursday afternoons/evenings in the U.S. and Canada). Please check this time zone converter for your local date and time before committing to this course.
I really love the conversations. The zoom component is motivating me to do the reading and content as opposed to leaving it sitting in my "PDs to do" folder. And there's so much to talk about. Elly's energy for this work is infectious and I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to learn directly from her.
Caitlin Sopp - Perinatal Psychologist
Can you say a training is beautiful? Because this training is beautiful!
Diane Speier PhD., Birth Professional and Psychotherapist, Manchester, UK
Elly Taylor is a perinatal relationship expert, multi award-winning author and founder of Becoming Us. As a relationship counsellor, Elly began studying the transition into parenthood when she became aware of both the unique challenges and opportunities for parents and families at this time. Based on the stories of hundreds of mothers, fathers and parents and research in adult attachment, Elly created Becoming Us, a ground-breaking relationship-developmental approach to pregnancy and early parenthood.
Elly has served as a subject matter expert for Monash University, The Australian Catholic University, Newcastle University (SMS4DADS) and Columbia University research projects and has been invited to speak at conferences and events internationally.
Elly's passion is sharing the benefits of relationship-informed care for parents, families, providers and communities. She is excited to be working currently with NSW Health to implement Becoming Us courses in her local area, including in the two hospitals where her three children were born.
Carla Anderson is a clinical psychologist, working in private practice since 2005, with a special interest in working with families within the perinatal period. Carla’s passion for this began as a volunteer postnatal depression peer support worker, whilst completing her psychology degree and becoming a mother herself.
Carla has been involved in numerous perinatal projects, including grief counsellor and honorary national trainer with a focus on perinatal loss for Bonnie Babes Foundation, co-ordinating postnatal disorders support groups and training peer support volunteers, as well as providing training to professionals and parents on a range of perinatal topics. Recently, Carla co-collaborated with the Centre of Perinatal Psychology on a training program; "Bearing the Unbearable; Perinatal Loss” and was published in the Australian Psychologist Journal for her research on Pregnancy-related Anxiety.
Carla works from an attachment and relational framework and is passionate about providing early interventions and supports to reduce challenges experienced by families and so is excited to be co-facilitating the Becoming Us intensive training with Elly.
This intensive training is designed for personal and professional development. Participants will be invited to reflect on their own journey of parenthood. This intensive training is not suitable for individuals who are currently or recently experiencing relationship crises. Please see the enrol any time, self-paced training options as alternatives.
Please allow 60-90 mins for the self-paced sessions. Please schedule 90 minutes for Week 1 and Week 8 zooms, and 60 minutes for Weeks 2 - 7. Please also be prepared to make space for reflection, processing, practice and integration time in between sessions eg. a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule is ideal.
The Becoming Us Intensive is approved by Postpartum Support International (PSI) as an alternative track for advanced training. Attendance at all live zoom sessions is mandatory for this. The Becoming Us self-paced training is approved for PSI PMH-C re-certification and 22 CEUs.
Finally, please note prices are in US dollars. Please check your local currency conversion before committing. For organisational discounts and group enrollments, please email email@example.com.
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