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Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) Training - 10 & 11 February 2020, Parkville

NBO Australia

Monday, 10 February 2020 at 3:00 pm - Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 5:00 pm (AEDT)

Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) Training - 10 &...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee GST Quantity
Includes NBO kit and Training Guide.
07/02/2020 $400.00 $0.00 $40.00
General with Understanding Newborn Behaviour book
Includes kit, Training Guide and Understanding Newborn Behaviour book essential reading
07/02/2020 $472.73 $0.00 $47.27

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Event Details

NBO Australia at The Women's is the official training centre in Australia and New Zealand for the NBO system developed by the Brazelton Institute, Boston (MA, USA).    

Twilight workshop: Monday 10 February 2020 15:00 - 19:00 
Full day workshop: Tuesday 11 February 2020, 09:00 - 17:00
Attendance to both days is required.

The Women's Hospital, 

Ground Floor Conference Rooms,
20 Flemington Road, 
Parkville, Victoria

Ticket Prices: 
General Ticket $440 (including GST)
Recommended Book $80 (plus postage of $15, if required) - "Understanding Newborn Behaviour and Early Relationships - the Newborn Behavioral Observations System Handbook" (soft cover) by J. Kevin Nugent, Susan O'Brien, Constance H. Keefer.

What is the NBO system?

The Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) system is a relationship building tool that fosters a postive parent-infant interactive relationship. A supportive, nurturing relationship that is sensitive and responsive to the infant’s needs is a sign of parents' successful adaptation to parenting and optimises their infant's neurological and psychological development.


The NBO consists of a set of 18 neurobehavioral observations, which describe the newborn's capacities and behavioral adaptation from birth to the third month of life. It is designed to be easy to use and is a helpful tool for obstetric, midwifery, mental health, paediatric and general practice professionals who work with parents during the perinatal period. In the NBO session, the clinician and parent observe and interpret together the infant's behavioral communication and identify the kind of support the infant needs from their parent for their successful growth and development.

The NBO provides parents with individualized information about their infant's behavior, so that they can appreciate their baby's unique competencies and vulnerabilities and thereby respond to their baby, in a way that best meets her or his developmental needs.

The NBO can be flexibly administered with a view to promoting a positive bond between parent and child and between clinician and family. It is inherently interactive and family-centred, because parents are involved as partners in the NBO session throughout. 

What does NBO training constitute?

NBO Australia at the Women’s provides NBO training workshops at various venues around Australia and New Zealand. Typically two of the training faculty members work with groups of 35 clinicians.

Training to become a certified NBO provider constitutes three steps:

  1. An initial three hour afternoon or twilight training workshop
  2. Followed by a full-day training workshop session
  3. Followed by the clinician conducting and writing up five NBO sessions by themselves (including one videoed intervention) and providing these to the trainers.

Training materials will be supplied at the commencement of Day 1 of the workshop.

Cancellations and refunds

If you book a training but do not attend no refund will be given.
A refund will only be available if cancellation is made at least one week prior to the first booked session.

If for any reason the scheduled training is postponed or cancelled registrants will be contacted and a refund of registration fees will be arranged.

For further information please visit our webpage


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The Women's
20 Flemington Road
Parkville, Victoria 3052

Monday, 10 February 2020 at 3:00 pm - Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 5:00 pm (AEDT)

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