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Perinatal Psychology Section Good Practice Guidance and Trauma in maternity settings

28 September 2021 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Welcome to the Perinatal Psychology Section virtual webinar

Good practice guidance and trauma in maternity settings 

There is now significant recognition of the potential for traumatising or retraumatising experiences within maternity journeys. Positively, there has been progress in addressing this and momentum in the field is evident.

This webinar presents the latest Good Practice Guidance on trauma informed care across maternity and neonatal settings, with a special focus on implementation and good practice examples.

As services across the country continue to evolve, and Maternal Mental Health Services multiply, this webinar provides some helpful insights and food for thought, shining the light on maternity and neonatal care. Expert by experience accounts and case examples will be shared and there will be opportunity for questions and reflective discussions.

This webinar is aimed at professionals working across these settings, including midwives, obstetricians, community perinatal mental health teams, psychological practitioners, managers and commissioners.



Dr. Rachel Mycroft, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Chair of the British Psychological Society Faculty of Perinatal Psychology

She is joint service lead for Perinatal Psychology in Birmingham and Solihull NHS Foundation Trust across the Mother and Baby Unit and Community Perinatal Mental Health Services. She is also Perinatal Psychology Lead in Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

She has extensive experience of perinatal mental health and perinatal psychological therapies, with particular expertise in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as applied in the perinatal period and special interests in tokophobia and birth trauma. She regularly delivers supervision, teaching and training across a range of settings and helped to establish the national Perinatal Clinical Psychology Training programme.

Dr. Clare Law, Director, Centre for Early Child Development, University of Lancaster

Dr. Lauren Wolfenden, Development Manager, Centre for Early Child Development, University of Lancaster

Dr. Ruth Butterworth, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Geraldine Scott-Heyes, Clinical Psychologist

Prof Pauline Slade, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, University of Liverpool

Running order:

  • Welcome and Introduction, Dr Rachel Mycroft - Chair, Faculty of Perinatal Psychology  
  • Good Practice Guidance on Trauma Informed Care in Maternity and Implementation issues - Dr Clare Law and Dr Lauren Wolfenden, University of Lancaster
  • Good Practice Guidance for Mental Health in Maternity and Neonatal Care: Focus on maternity trauma and loss, staff training and support and a model for multilevel implementation - Dr Ruth Butterworth and Dr Geraldine Scott-Heyes 
  • Implementation Example – The Birth Trauma Psychological Therapy Service: A 5 year audit of outcomes from the Sheffield service - Prof Pauline Slade

Insight from experts by experience will also be shared.


Registration type           Rate (inc. VAT)          
Faculty Member £15.00
Concession/Student £15.00
BPS Member £48.50
Non-Member £80.00

The login details for this conference will be emailed to all registered attendees the day before the event. 

01332 224509

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