VIC Seminars & Training

We are excited to invite you to our Inaugural Regional Saturday Seminar:

Relational World View and Principles of First Nations Child Rearing

A workshop and small group discussions

Presented by Dr Mishel McMahon

When: Saturday 22nd February 2020, 12.30pm to 3.30pm
La Trobe University, Shepparton Campus
210 Fryers St, Shepparton VIC (close to the railway station)

A presentation of Australian First Nations voices relating to child rearing, from a study which raised the status of First Nations principles of childrearing, as different but equal to Western childhood theories. A First Nations Relational methodology was formulated for this study, which will be presented by Mishel.

Four key concepts of First Nations childrearing will be presented: Lifespan Relatedness, Relational Parenting, Strong Kids and Our Story. The potential of this study is to improve understanding of First Nations childrearing, so it is recognised as an expert field of knowledge with origins thousands of years old. Considering Australian First Nations children’s over representation within the Child Protection system, improved mutual understandings within policy and practice could deliver beneficial outcomes for Aboriginal families and children.

This study proudly positions itself as sovereign First Nations Australian research. Australian First Nations people continue to participate through relationship with our Ancestors and Country, in knowledge systems thousands of years old.

A delicious and nourishing afternoon tea will be provided. 

Please click here to book.

As this is our inaugural regional professional development event, there will be no charge for attendance. Please do advise us by email if you need to cancel your booking, for catering and seating requirements.

We look forward to seeing you there!
AAIMH Vic Committee

The following training opportunities are being offered by groups external to AAIMH but may be of interest to AAIMH members:

The Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) system training

 A relationship building tool that fosters a positive parent-infant interactive relationship.

This workshop is open to midwives, maternal and child health nurses, paediatricians, neonatologists, obstetricians, social workers, perinatal psychiatrists, infant mental health clinicians and family support workers.

Dates: Twilight workshop: Monday 10 February 2019, 3pm - 7pm
Full day workshop: Tuesday 11 February 2019, 9am - 5pm
*Attendance on both days is required.

Venue: The Royal Women’s Hospital, 20 Flemington Rd, Parkville
Presenter: Associate Professor Campbell Paul and Dr Susan Nicolson
Bookings: Please register via this link
Enquiries: Jacinda Soussan at

"Engaging Infants"

A two day introduction to training in Infant Mental Health 

The Infant Mental Health Program at the Royal Children’s Hospital is offering a two day introduction to training in Infant Mental Health.

The training aims to introduce clinicians to the theoretical and practical foundations of infant mental health; Observing, engaging and assessing infants; Understanding common presenting problems in infancy; case formulation and approaches in intervention.

Dates: Thursday and Friday, February 27th and 28th 2020
Venue: The Royal Children’s Hospital, 50 Flemington Road, Parkville

Faculty lead by: Associate Professor Campbell Paul and Dr Megan Chapman, including contributions from A/Prof Brigid Jordan, Dr Susan Nicolson, Dr Paul Robertson and Dr Ben Goodfellow
Bookings: Please register via this link

General inquiries: contact Dr Megan Chapman
Phone: 9345 5511 Email:  


Working Model of the Child Interview Clinical Training

A well-recognised clinical tool, the WMCI assists in evaluating the quality of the infant–parent relationship through understanding the parents’ internal representations of their child and relationship. This comprehensive WMCI training package has been designed to build knowledge and transform skills into practice over an extended period. 

Dates: 28th and 29th February, 2020, followed by monthly group consultation sessions.
 Tweddle - Child and Family Health Service,  53 Adelaide Street, Footscray VIC 3011

Please click here for detailed information about the training, including registration details. 

AAIMH Victoria

Please contact the committee at if you would like further information.


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