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Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) Training - 22 & 23 October 2018, Wellington

NBO Australia

Monday, 22 October 2018 at 2:00 pm - Tuesday, 23 October 2018 at 5:00 pm (NZDT)

Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) Training - 22 &...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
IMHAANZ Conference Delegates: Includes Understanding Newborn Behaviour Book Ended $395.00 $0.00
Includes NBO kit and Training Guide.
18/10/2018 $450.00 $0.00
General with Understanding Newborn Behaviour book
Includes kit, Training Guide and Understanding Newborn Behaviour book essential reading
18/10/2018 $530.00 $0.00

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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).


Training Facilitators:

Professor J. Kevin Nugent, Founder and Director of the Brazelton Institute, the Division of Developmental Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr Susan Nicolson, Senior Medical Staff at the Centre for Women’s Mental Health at The Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Ms Danielle Atkins, Occupational Therapist from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand and NBAS trainer for Australia and New Zealand.


Twilight workshop: Monday 22nd October 2018, 14:00 - 18:00 
Full day workshop: Tuesday 23rd October 2018, 09:00 - 17:00
Attendance to both days is required. 


Wellington Hospital, Level 12, WSB (Ward Support Building), 
Horne Lecture Theater, Wellington NZ

Ticket Prices: 

IMHAANZ Conference Attendee - Early Bird - Very Limited Tickets Avaliable
with Free Understanding Newborn Behaviour Book $395AUD

General Ticket $450AUD

General with Understanding Newborn Behaviour book $530AUD

The “Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) Training” activities have been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and have been approved for up to 7.75 CME credits (2.75 CME credits for the first day and 5 CME credits for the second day), for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.


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

Have questions about Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) Training - 22 & 23 October 2018, Wellington? Contact NBO Australia

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When & Where

Wellington Hospital
Level 12, WSB (Ward Support Building),
Horne Lecture Theater,
Wellington, 6021
New Zealand

Monday, 22 October 2018 at 2:00 pm - Tuesday, 23 October 2018 at 5:00 pm (NZDT)

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