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Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) Training for GP's ONLY - December 2017, Melbourne

NBO Australia

Friday, 8 December 2017 at 3:30 pm - Saturday, 9 December 2017 at 5:00 pm (AEDT)

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NBO Education and Training for GP's ONLY

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).

Venue: Ground Floor Conference Rooms

 Royal Women’s Hospital

 20 Flemington Rd

 Parkville, VICTORA


Day one: Half day workshop: TBC December 2017, 15:30 - 19:00 

Day two: Full day workshop:  TBC December 2017, 09:00 - 17:00

Attendance to both days is required.

We are developing a workshop specifically for our shared care GPs.

This workshop will teach you how to use the NBO (Newborn Behavioural Observations) in your work with new parents.

The NBO is a simple but effective clinical tool GPs can use to support very early parent-infant relationships in the context of a busy practice. 

We have developed this workshop to best meet your general practice training needs and, for attending this pilot workshop in December, you will receive a complimentary copy of the recommended book "Understanding Newborn Behaviour and Early Relationships: The Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) System Handbook by Kevin Nugent et al, published by Brookes, Baltimore".

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and think it is  great concept to incorporate into a general practice setting. I have successfully incorporated elements of the NBO into the vast majority of my 6 week neonatal checks and the mothers have seemed universally enthusiastic about the concepts. In all cases I have felt an enhanced ability to model connection with the newborn, and my sense is that this has been viewed as both a helpful and novel approach."


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. Typically two of the training faculty members work with groups of 25 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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Royal Women's Hospital
20 Flemington Road
Parkville, VIC 3052

Friday, 8 December 2017 at 3:30 pm - Saturday, 9 December 2017 at 5:00 pm (AEDT)

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