A workshop for midwives, MCH nurses and other health and mental health professionals on understanding anxiety (including distressing symptoms such as intrusive thoughts), perinatal OCD and perfectionism as a risk factor for emotional and mental health difficulties for expecting and new parents.
Join us for an interactive day of learning, featuring speakers working in the field, lived experience stories and practical ideas for how health professionals working with expecting and new parents can make a real difference.
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- Workshop | Anxiety, Perfectionism and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) in the perinatal period
Workshop | Anxiety, Perfectionism and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) in the perinatal period
Understanding the signs and associated risks, how to explore with your clients, where to refer and how to support.
The workshop will cover:
- how to recognise the diverse signs and symptoms of anxiety and OCD
- how perfectionism is a risk factor, and the different ways it presents for expecting and new parents
- effective ways to explore with your clients, if you are concerned how to understand and respond to the various levels of risk, including risk to child
- treatment and referral pathways
- your role in ongoing support.
Renee Tsatsis | Renee is an experienced trainer and Helpline Coordinator at ARCVic, the Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria. Renee will present on the range of anxiety conditions in our community, and share learning from ARCVic's peer-run Helpline.
Dr Celin Gegic | Celin is a psychologist at Melbourne Wellness Centre. Celin has a passion for working with people and their families who have been affected by OCD and related conditions including Anxiety (e.g., Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety, Agoraphobia, Health Anxiety, Panic Disorder), and Depression. Celin will discuss OCD and anxiety with intrusive thoughts, including treatment, referrals and how to support.
PANDA presenters | PANDA Helpline counsellors and lived experience volunteers.
The morning session will feature a panel of lived experience speakers sharing their stories and reflections on experiences of care.
The afternoon skills workshop will be presented by one of PANDA's most experienced Helpline counsellors, who will share PANDA's learning and practice with a diversity of clients experiencing anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder, including detailed case studies and tips for practice.
Our PANDA Helpline counsellors often work with callers with perfectionism as a risk factor, which we know can contribute to a significant level of risk including suicidality.
We also work with many callers experiencing anxiety with intrusive thoughts, and with OCD. We will share our learning and practice of supporting these callers, and of referring and working closely with maternity and MCH professionals, mental health clinicians, child protection services and many others to support these callers and their families.
Wednesday 26 June 2019 | 9am to 4pm
Australian Catholic University | 115 Victoria Parade Fitzroy
$195 or $115 for students
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