Perinatal and Infant

Perinatal and Infant Mental Health

A foundational developmental period that shapes a child’s capacity for resilience.

The Perinatal and Infant specialisation develops capacity to apply evidence-based knowledge and advanced skills to work with infants, parents and their families.

This interdisciplinary field focuses on the health and development of parents and infants from the planning of conception through to three years postpartum. It is a significant life stage and foundational development period that shapes parent functioning and a child’s capacity for resilience, learning, health and wellbeing throughout life.

Keeping diversity in mind, this specialisation takes a relationship-focused approach to assessment, formulation and intervention. Learning experiences include work-integrated learning and in vivo observations of infant-parent interaction supported by reflective practice and group discussion.

SEMESTER 1 Fundamentals of Recovery-Oriented Care Professional Standards in Mental Health Care
SEMESTER 2 Promoting Recovery and Resilience in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Assessment and Formulation in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health
SEMESTER 1 Innovation and Improvement in Mental Health Care Therapeutic Perspectives Across the Lifespan
SEMESTER 2 Research Methods and Evaluation for Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Practice Relationship Based Approaches to Intervention in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health
SEMESTER 1 Leadership Practice in Mental Health Research and Project Planning
SEMESTER 2 Clinical Supervision Theory and Practice Mental Health Capstone

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