Infant Mental Health Event

By admin October 25, 2018

Family Life welcomes internationally renowned ChildTrauma Academy Fellow, Dr. Kristie Brandt, to Melbourne on 25 September 2018.


It is with great excitement that Family Life welcomes internationally renowned ChildTrauma Academy Fellow, Dr. Kristie Brandt, to Melbourne this week.

Dr. Brandt will be presenting a series of Workshops with Family Life around the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT).

Amongst an impressive list of achievements and experience Dr. Brandt founded and Directs the Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship Program in California USA, a state and national award winning program that has been training professionals since 2002. She is a ChildTrauma Academy Fellow with Dr. Bruce Perry and has lectured nationally and internationally for the past 15 years.

Family Life CEO, Jo Cavanagh said:

“It is such a great honour to have Dr. Brandt visit us in Melbourne this week.

“The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics has been ground breaking in assisting us to understand the impact of trauma, including the effect of trauma on the development of the brain during infancy. It has revolutionised the way service providers and caregivers better understand and intervene with children who have experienced trauma in early life.

“Undergoing Certification in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, helps to ensure that all Family Life’s work is now provided through a trauma informed lense.

“Through Dr. Brandt’s workshops this week, we are proud to share this pioneering approach with other fellow welfare professionals to further support children and families in our community.

“We look forward to learning more about this world-renowned process throughout the week.”

Dr. Brandt’s Melbourne presentations aim to support professionals working with children aged 0-5 years in understanding relationship oriented therapies and how to focus therapeutic efforts on the infant-parent relationship and other important roles in infancy and early childhood.

Dr. Brandt is in Melbourne from 25 to 27 September. She will host 3 workshops. For more information contact Family Life on 8599 5433.

The Issues

Comments for this post are closed.

Keep up with Family Life

Join our email list to receive updates, inspiration and innovation.