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Conference 2-4 Feb 2017

Join us 2-4 February 2017 for the Possums Conference!  Our speakers include Professor Helen Ball, Professor Jeanine Young, Dr Tina Smillie, Dr Howard Chilton and Dr Sarah Buckley, presenting alongside our Possums health professionals including Associate Professor (Adjunct) Pamela Douglas and Dr Koa Whittingham. Our conference offers the most comprehensive and evidence-based update on new clinical tools for post-birth care (mood, breastfeeds, sleep and crying) available to health professionals today.

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Program

Day 1 Brisbane Convention Centre

 

07:45 AM Registrations open – tea and coffee served
08:30 AM Welcome and Open
08:45 AM Cry-fuss problems: evidence update - Associate Professor Pamela Douglas (Adjunct) and Dr Howard Chilton
10:15 AM Morning Tea
10:45 AM The hormones of love-bombing; neurohormonal synchrony from an evolutionary perspective - Dr Sarah Buckley
11:30 AM Sleep ecology and infant development - Professor Helen Ball
12:30 PM Lunch
01:15 PM How mothers and babies think, and why this matters - Dr Christina Smillie
02:45 PM Tied to Tongue Tie - Dr Vishal Kapoor
03:15 PM Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM What works to improve a mother’s mood and baby behaviour? A review of high level evidence - Associate Professor Pamela Douglas (Adjunct) and Dr Koa Whittingham
04:00 PM Breast to Bowl: Developing Good Taste - Dr Howard Chilton
04:45 PM Close

Day 2 Brisbane Convention Centre

08:30 AM Conference Open
08:45 AM Sleep and mood - Professor Helen Ball
09:44 AM Safe Sleep Update - Professor Jeanine Young
10:30 AM Morning Tea
11:00 AM A new paradigm in the management of parent-baby sleep problems: the Possums sleep intervention. Associate Professor Pamela Douglas (Adjunct), - Associate Professor Pamela Douglas (Adjunct) and Dr Koa Whittingham
12:15 PM Lunch
01:00 PM Allergy/reflux update - Associate Professor Pamela Douglas (Adjunct)
01:30 PM The intuitive fix: Don’t overthink breastfeeding solutions - Dr Christina Smillie
02:30 PM Restricted oral tissues in the breastfed baby - Associate Professor Pamela Douglas (Adjunct) and Dr Christina Smillie
03:00 PM Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM Gestalt Breastfeeding A new approach to fit and hold - Associate Professor Pamela Douglas (Adjunct) and Renee Keogh
04:45 PM Close

Day 3 (optional) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health, Brisbane Convention Centre

Dr Pamela Douglas, Dr Koa Whittingham, Ms Anya Snyder

9.00 AM  Applying ACT perinatally - overview

  • The challenge of maternity
  • Why ACT? How does ACT differ from other models?
  • Data so far
  • ACT and attachment theory, operant theory, and evolutionary biology
  • ACT models: hexaflex and matrix
  • Warnings

10.30 AM  Morning Tea

10.50 AM  Values clarification, mindfulness, self-compassion in the perinatal period

  • Simple strategies to support values clarification, mindfulness
  • Self-compassion
  • Cases, role plays and discussion

12.20 PM  Lunch

01.05 PM   Making room for difficult thoughts and feelings in the perinatal period

  • Simple strategies to support noticing and naming difficult thoughts and feelings, and making room for difficult thoughts and feelings
  • Experiential avoidance
  • Cases, role plays and discussion

2.35 PM  Afternoon tea

2.55 PM  Behavioural activation in the perinatal period

  • Simple strategies to support behavioural activation
  • Cases, role plays and discussion

4.00 PM  Close