3-day Masterclasses in Neuroprotective Developmental Care - Melbourne, Australia | Possums Education

3-day Masterclasses in Neuroprotective Developmental Care - Melbourne, Australia

Thursday 17 October 2019
Friday 18 October 2019
Saturday 19 October 2019

Venue: TBC

Times: 9am to 5pm each day

Cost: Certification Workshop 1 $220 and Masterclasses $500 Doctors and $450 health professionals. 

*Certification Workshop 1 is being offered alongside the Masterclasses in 2019.  Should you have already completed the workshop please feel free to only register for Masterclasses 1 and 2.*

Who can come: Registered health professionals

Accommodation:  TBC

Refreshments: Morning tea is provided both days. Delegates will need to provide their own lunch with options available in surrounding areas.

Contact: education@possumsonline.com should you have any questions.

Masterclasses in Neuroprotective Developmental Care Program


DAY ONE - Certification Workshop 1

Certification Online Workshop 1 - 12 Category 2 points in the RACGP QI&CPD Program for the 2017-2019 triennium.  For registered midwives:  you will receive 6 CPD hours for Workshop 1.

Evidence-based care of mothers and babies: gaps and controversies

Parents receive conflicting advice concerning the management of difficulties with breastfeeds, sleep and crying. This confusion among health professionals may even, paradoxically, worsen the problems or worsen parental anxiety, increasing the risk of postnatal depression.  This workshops lays down the evidence  for Neuroprotective Care also known as “The Possums Program”


Advanced Clinical Tools for Management of Breastfeeding, Cry-fuss, Sleep and Mood Problems: Masterclasses in Neuroprotective Developmental Care

Breastfeeding difficulties and unsettled behaviour are modifiable risk factors for postnatal depression, yet parents report being overwhelmed by conflicting advice; babies are often treated with pharmaceutical and surgical interventions which don’t improve outcomes; and many breastfeeding problems remain unidentified and unmanaged. Join us for two days of intensive hands-on clinical upskilling. Our Certification days offered you the evidence-base; now, in response to demand from our participants, we are offering you opportunity to learn, practice and be assessed in the specific NDC skillsets

DAY TWO - Masterclass 1

40 Category 1 Points RACGP (ALM)

Focussed Clinical Breastfeeding Support

The innovative gestalt approach to fit and hold (‘latch and positioning’) problems is based upon ultrasound studies of breastfeeding babies’ suck and swallow.  Signs of positional instability at the breast are still typically misdiagnosed as reflux, allergy or oral ties. This activity aims to ensure you acquire a set of focussed clinical skills for identifying and effectively assisting with a wide range of breastfeeding problems in time-constrained environments, building on the gestalt model.    

DAY THREE - Masterclass 2

40 Category 1 Points RACGP (ALM)

Focussed Management of Infant Cry-fuss and Sleep Problems

This activity will teach clinical skills for managing unsettled infant behaviour in time constrained consultations, using our templates for the Possums Sleep Intervention and the Possums Five Domain Approach to Cry-fuss Problems.  Both days include demonstrations with volunteer families and rich opportunities for practice.

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