VIC Seminars & Training

We warmly invite you to our upcoming event: 

Practice Adaptations in a Pandemic

Saturday 23rd May 
9.30am - 11.45am

To register, please click here.
Cost: Free for members, $15 for non-members.
Registrants will receive an email with the link to the event on Friday 22nd May. 

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we are unfortunately unable to hold our event in person, as previously planned. However, we have not forgotten about the AAIMH membership and the important work of IMH practitioners across the state and the challenges we all face in this current climate.

We are excited to share an interesting and rich professional development event with you using ZOOM on the morning of Saturday 23rd May. We have three experienced, knowledgeable practitioners from varied workplaces, including metro and rural settings, who will share how they have approached their Infant mental health practice in this unique and challenging pandemic.

Introducing our speakers:

Peter Tyler is a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife.   His career has taken him to various clinical, educative and management roles in different specialties over 4 decades.  For the past 5 years of his career he has been employed as an Associate Nurse Manager in Gippsland in a purpose built Mother Baby Unit.  He is constantly humbled by the therapeutic work of infant mental health and is invigorated by the constant learnings he experiences.

Kirsten Williams is a Child Psychotherapist and Psychologist who has worked for over 20 years with children and families who have experienced family violence and other traumas. Kirsten is the Clinical Team Leader of Berry Street’s Take Two-Northern Restoring Childhood Program, and has also worked as a Clinical Team Leader, senior clinician and clinician in Berry Street’s Take Two program and in the Berry Street’s Northern Family Violence Service. This has included working with mother-child dyads and with infant, children & young people in the out of home care system. Kirsten has extensive experience in supporting clinical staff to provide therapeutic interventions to mothers and children who have experienced family violence and who are presenting with symptoms of complex trauma.

Meredith Banks is a Registered Nurse, Midwife, Maternal & Child Health Nurse and long-time advocate for preventative health practices with a particular passion for working with infants and their families. Meredith’s work with infants and their families has been varied: a midwife first in Scotland and later regional Victoria, an MCHN in southern NSW, a Team Leader in a residential program of an early parenting centre, a facilitator for the Play Steps Program and then The Peek-a-Boo Club for infants exposed to family violence. Ten years as the MCHN for the Royal Children’s Hospital followed, supporting infants and parents, providing secondary consultation to MCHNs and others, and reflective supervision to nursing colleagues. Meredith has now returned to the community as an Infant Mental Health Practitioner within an Enhanced Maternal and Child Health team.

We are looking forward to hearing from our esteemed IMH colleagues as we all grow and adapt our practice in this changing environment. The morning will conclude with a panel discussion and an opportunity for questions from attendees. 

Attendance certificates will be available on request, following the event. Please email us on

Please feel free to share this email amongst your colleagues. We warmly invite those interested and involved in infant mental health to attend.

We look forward to you joining with us virtually! 

Future PD Event Dates for 2020

Please put the following dates in your diary for 2020 AAIMH (Vic) events:
Saturday 15 August 2020 AGM
Saturday 14 November 2020 PD (Topic TBC)

AAIMH Victoria

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