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InterContinental Edinburgh The George

19 - 21 George Street

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Do you want to better understand the nature of birth trauma and how it differs from other perinatal psychological issues in its clinical presentation e.g. PND vs PTSD?

  • Would you like to explore the psychological impact of birth trauma on the mother, parental identity, the couple relationship and mother-baby attachment?

  • Are you struggling to work therapeutically with individuals and couples presenting with birth trauma, tokophobia and perinatal PTSD and would like more confidence?

At the end of the workshop you will have:

  1. An in-depth understanding of the aetiology of birth trauma – both individual and systemic factors.

  2. Awareness of how birth trauma impacts the brain and how to work therapeutically with PTSD symptoms.

  3. A specialist assessment and formulation framework to allow participant to decide on therapeutic focus and when to refer on or suggest other supports.

  4. Specialist knowledge of how perinatal PTSD and tokophobia impacts mother and partner and early attachment with baby, and how to work therapeutically with issues arising.

Using a mix of Powerpoint presentations and small group exercise the morning session will consist of an introduction to the theory of birth trauma including aetiology, symptomatology and clinical presentations. In the afternoon case studies will be used to help participants to apply theory to practice. The late afternoon session will again be a mix of larger group exercises and discussion of participants’ own case material and ways of working with the issues presented using the theory presented earlier in the workshop. Video material will also be used to highlight lived experience of birth trauma for mothers and their families.

Comments from Previous Workshops

  • “Today’s session was hugely informative. The depth of knowledge was incredible and I feel I have learnt so much I can apply to my work”.

  • “One of the best workshops I have attended in terms of learning”.

  • “Fabulous experience integrating perinatal and trauma”.

  • “Very good course. Well delivered”

Details and booking

  • Cost: £110 (early bird booking before 15th January 2020 £100, booking for both workshops at £95 each)

  • Teas and coffees will be provided, participants can make their own arrangements for lunch

  • Further information and booking forms from sarah@birthandbeyond.com


About Julianne Boutaleb CPsychol AFBPss

Julianne is a passionate and highly experienced perinatal psychologist who has worked for over 15 years in the NHS and private practice with parents and parents-to-be and their babies. She is a member of the Birth Trauma Association and Association for Infant Mental Health and specialises in working therapeutically with birth trauma, PTSD and tokophobia (fear of giving birth) as these issues impact the mother, couple relationship and parent-infant attachment. In addition, she is also affiliated with BICA (British Infertility Counselling Association) and offers therapy to individuals and couples who are pregnant or are parenting following ART (IVF, ICSI, donor conception, surrogacy) or adoption. She draws on attachment, object relations theory and the Watch, Wait and Wonder model in her clinical practice. From 2003 to 2009, she was part of a multidisciplinary strategic health team that successfully established Sure Start services in East London. As part of that initiative she set up and ran a community based perinatal psychology service in Newham. From 2009 to 2015, she held clinical lead roles as Clinical Lead for Perinatal Mental Health in primary care and latterly in IAPT services in Newham. She has over 15 years’ experience teaching and training clinical and counselling psychologists, psychotherapists and other health professionals on issues of parental mental health, attachment, early years and positive mental health for babies and young children. Between 2003 to 2015, she was one of the few psychologists in the UK to offer a specialist perinatal psychology placement as part of the North Thames Clinical Psychology training programme. She has taught in these specialist areas on clinical and counselling psychology training courses in University of Essex and UEL and regularly speaks at specialist conferences on these issues. She is a BPC accredited DIT therapist and supervisor.

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