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Foundation Meeting Perinatal & Infant Psychology Interest Group Qld (PIPIG-Qld)

Format Meeting
Presenters Julie King
Description We invite all interested parties to the first Queensland meeting of the Perinatal & Infant Psychology Interest Group. Perinatal and Infant Mental Health is an interdisciplinary field focused on the health and development of parents and infants from the planning of conception through to three years postpartum. The Interest Group will bring together a network of psychologists interested in working in this area, with opportunities to engage in professional development from a range of health professionals with expertise in working with parents and infants. Please view our APS webpage for more information about PIPIG.
This initial meeting will include a brief introduction to the field of Perinatal and Infant Mental Health. There will also be news about the National committee and PIPIG -Victoria, & PIPIG-NSW. Participants will then have the opportunity to provide input into how PIPIG- Queensland, and its future activities and meetings could be organized. All are welcome.
About the presenter(s) Julie King B.A. (Hons) (Psych);MMH(PerinatInf)MAPS

Julie has been working as a psychologist for 30 years.
She continues to work in Child & Youth Mental Health (as a Specialist Clinician in Infant Mental Health) part-time and works in private practice part-time with Misso Psychology. Throughout her career she has always worked with children, adolescents and their parents-including adolescent parents. This experience informs her work with adult clients who may have suffered trauma or other difficulties originating in childhood. After many years treating children and adolescents with attachment problems originating in infancy or a maternal history of postnatal depression, Julie developed a passion for perinatal and infant mental health. This included the completion of a Masters in Perinatal & Infant MentalHealth.
Julie recently presented a paper at the Australasian Child Trauma Conference (ACOCT) detailing some of her clinical work using Child Parent Psychotherapy. She is delighted that she can use an evidenced based intervention that integrates her experience in play therapy with infant mental health principles which includes the parent and infants/toddlers as active participants in the play therapy. Both parents and toddlers benefit from this non-threatening, enjoyable and developmentally based approach.
Julie is a member of AAIMHI Qld, and also attends the Brisbane South Perinatal& Infant Mental Health MHPN.
Location QLD Metro, Australia
Venue The Kessels Room, Comfort Inn, Robertson Gardens
281 Kessels Rd, Robertson

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 13 Nov 2012
Time 6.30 pm to 8.30pm
Cost nil
Notes Take Mains Rd exit off south east freeway Light meal will be provided Enquiries and RSVP (by 30th October please) to Julie King: 0420357381
Organiser IG - Perinatal and Infant Psychology (Qld)
Contact Name Julie King
Telephone 0420 357381
Fax 07 33490765
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