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      Battlefield Birth? Working therapeutically with birth trauma, tokophobia and perinatal PTSD in Dublin


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      November 15, 2019

      Friday   9:30 AM

      Grantham House , Grantham Street
      Dublin, Dublin

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      Battlefield Birth? Working therapeutically with birth trauma, tokophobia and perinatal PTSD

      Battlefield Birth? Working therapeutically with birth trauma, tokophobia and perinatal PTSD Group discounts available for groups of 6 or more - please contact Carla at pmhireland@gmail.com  Delivered by Julianne Boutaleb, (Charted Counselling Psychologist and Consultant Perinatal Psychologist) this workshop utilises a mixture of Powerpoint presentations, discussion, small group exercises, case studies and videos to provide participants with an understanding of the nature of birth trauma and how it differs from other perinatal psychological issues in its clinical presentation (e.g PND vs PTSD). It explores the psychological impact of birth trauma on the mother, parental identity, the couple relationship and mother-baby attachment and will enable participants to feel more confident working therapeutically with individuals and couples presenting with birth trauma, tokophobia and perinatal PTSD, both in terms of assessment and treatment. Benefits of attendance include an in-depth understanding of the individual and systemic factors involved in birth trauma, increased awareness of how birth trauma impacts the brain and information on how to work therapeutically with PTSD symptoms. Participants will also be introduced to a specialist assessment and formulation framework for deciding on therapeutic focus and when to refer on or suggest other supports. The workshop will also allow participants to explore how perinatal PTSD and tokophobia impact mother and partner and early attachment with baby, and how best to support mothers and their families with issues arising in their own particular workplace setting.   Materials provided: Participants will receive a copy of slides used, reading list, copies of perinatal PTSD measures and other birth trauma materials for use with clients   Suitable for: Psychologists, psychotherapists, family therapists, counsellors and other mental health professionals working with women and their families in statutory or private practice with an interest in/or experience of working in the perinatal period. Participants must be qualified and accredited by their respective bodies or in final year of training. For members of the Psychological Society of Ireland, this event has been awarded 4 Learning Credits as part of your CPD.    Overview of workshop: 9.30 - 11.00: What is birth trauma? (Large group exercise) Why focus on birth trauma? Explore concepts of PTS, PTSD and Complex Trauma in DSM-V and ICD-11 and differences in symptomatology between these and PND, perinatal anxiety. Coffee break 11.20 - 13.00: How does birth trauma impact the brain? Video on PTSD and impact on memory and threat perception. Exploring contributing factors, research findings and lived experience of birth trauma. Video on perinatal PTSD from Best Beginnings. Lunch 14.00 - 15.30: How might birth trauma impact the woman, her partner and baby and how to work with these issues. Case study 15.30 - 15.50: Coffee 15.50 - 16:30 Assessment for birth trauma. Case formulation. Introducing different PTSD scales. Pacing the work - Phases of therapy. Tools and techniques for working with perinatal PTSD. Discussion of case work

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