Courses & Workshops

Description and cost of courses July to December 2017

Family Partnership Model – Foundational Training

The Family Partnership Model developed in the United Kingdom by Davis, Day and Bidmead (2002) has been widely implemented as a model of care in child and family health practice. This course is designed to provide participants with an orientation to the model, and the opportunity to develop their skills in the practical application of the model. Key elements of the program include understanding the helping process, skills and qualities of the helper, building rapport in the first encounter, goal setting and supporting parents to change constructs.

Recommended for: All child and family health professionals.

Length of training: 5 days

Dates and venues:

9th, 10th, 11th, 14th & 15th August 2017 at Byron Central Hospital Meeting Room 1 (Ground Floor), Byron / Ewingsdale, NSW

15th and 22nd September 2017, 13th, 20th and 27th October 2017 at Tresillian Willoughby, 2 Second Avenue, Willoughby, NSW

Cost:

External participants: $1,250.00 (GST included)

TFCC employees: no charge

For further details: Email TFCC-Education@health.nsw.gov.au

Working in Partnership: Enabling Change

This program provides participants with an update on the key topics addressed in Family Partnership Model – Foundational Training.

Target audience: Recommended for all child and family health professionals who require an update of Family Partnership Model.

Pre/co-requisite programs: Previously completed Family Partnership Training

Length of training: One day

Date & venue: 10th November 2017 at Tresillian Willoughby, 2 Second Avenue, Willoughby, NSW

Cost:

External participants: $250.00 (GST included)

TFCC employees: no charge.

For further details: Email TFCC-Education@health.nsw.gov.au

Keys to Caregiving (NCAST)

A pre-requisite to NCAST-PCI program, Keys to Caregiving provides participant with an evidence based approach to understanding newborn and infant behaviour, including information on infant cues, infant states, state modulation and the importance of the feeding interaction. Keys to Caregiving benefit the parent-child relationship in several ways. These include enhancing understanding of the infant’s abilities, parent confidence and enabling health care professionals to share this knowledge with parents.

Target audience: Recommended for all child and family health professionals.

Length of training: One day

Dates and venue:

19th July 2017 at Tresillian Willoughby, 2 Second Avenue, Willoughby, NSW

1st November 2017 at Tresillian Nepean, 1b Barber Avenue, Kingswood, NSW

Cost: 

External participants $290.00 (course & study guide – GST included).

TFCC employees $40.00 (study guide – GST included). Course attendance is free.

For further details: Email TFCC-Education@health.nsw.gov.au

Introduction to Infant Mental Health (NCAST)

The importance of the early years of a child’s life are now well recognised for its impact on early brain development and the development of the parent and child relationship. This one-day workshop explores:

  • The development of brain regions associated with self-regulation
  • The development of self-regulation from infancy through to toddlerhood
  • The development of the baby’s first relationships using attachment theory as a framework
  • The integration of knowledge of infant mental health into child and family health clinical practice to effectively develop parents’ capacity to provide care that promotes secure parent-infant attachment with the subsequent benefit of healthy emotional regulation.

Target audience: Recommended for all child and family health professionals.

Length of training: One day

Date and venue: 14th September 2017 at Tresillian Nepean, 1b Barber Avenue, Kingswood, NSW

Cost:

External participants: $250.00. (GST included)

TFCC employees: no charge.

For further details: Email TFCC-Education@health.nsw.gov.au

Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy (NCAST)

In this program, participants explore the importance of helping the pregnant woman with mental and emotional health during pregnancy, as this can improve chances of a healthy relationship with her child. Key elements of the program include issues that can impact on the maternal-child relationship including high risk factors in pregnancy, previous bereavement or loss, domestic violence and pre-existing mental health conditions.

Target audience: Midwives, child and family health professionals.

Length of training: One day

Dates and venues:

20th July 2017 at Tresillian Nepean, 1b Barber Avenue, Kingswood, NSW

17th October 2017 at Tresillian Willoughby, 2 Second Avenue, Willoughby, NSW

Cost:

External applicants - $270.00 (Includes GST and course manual)

TFCC employees: no charge.

For further details: Email TFCC-Education@health.nsw.gov.au

Adult Attachment Interview Training

The Adult Attachment Interview training is a two-week intensive training institute and is focused on learning the AAI scoring and coding system developed by Mary Main and Ruth Goldwyn. The training will be done by certified trainers, Dr. Sonia Gojman de Milan from Mexico and Dr Loyola McLean.

Length of training: 2 weeks

Target audience: Mental health nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, researchers and anyone interested in furthering their knowledge and skills in attachment theory and practice.

Dates & Venues:

4th – 15th  December at Brain and Mind Centre, 94 Mallet Street, Camperdown, NSW 2050

Cost: 

Early bird registration up to 31st October 2017 - $4,000

From 1 November 2017 onwards -  $4,200

For further details: Email TFCC-Education@health.nsw.gov.au

NCAST Parent-Child Interaction Scale

In this program, participants learn skills in the observation and assessment of caregiver and child during a feeding situation. A key element of this program is the opportunity to be assessed for reliability in the use of a validate tool, the NCAST Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Feeding Assessment Scale.

Target audience: Nominated Registered Nurses

Pre/co-requisites: All participants must have previously completed the Keys to Caregiving program

Length of training: Six days

Dates and venues:

16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th & 25th August at Tresillian Nepean, 1b Barber Avenue, Kingswood, NSW

22nd, 23rd, 24th, 27th & 28th November & 6th December at Tresillian Willoughby, 2 Second Avenue, Willoughby, NSW

Cost:

External participants: $2,000.00. (GST included)

TFCC employees: no charge

For further details: Email TFCC-Education@health.nsw.gov.au

NCAST PCI Recertification

This workshop is provided for clinicians who have previously been certified as reliable for NCAST PCI and require annual recertification. Access is limited to key and targeted staff or affiliated organisations.

For further details: Email TFCC-Education@health.nsw.gov.au

Sleep & Settling Workshop for Health Professionals

This workshop will provide an opportunity to enhance your knowledge of infant sleep, self-regulation and attachment. Contemporary evidence and practice will be presented to support health professionals when working with families experiencing infant and early childhood sleep difficulties, often within the context of complex psycho-social challenges.

Length of training: One day

Dates & Venues:

5th September 2017 at Tresillian Willoughby, 2 Second Avenue, NSW

13th October 2017 at Tresillian Nepean, 1b Barber Avenue, Kingswood, NSW

Cost: $250 per person (GST included)

For further details: Email TFCC-Education@health.nsw.gov.au