NBO training

Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) training in Australia and New Zealand 

All Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) trainings in Australia and New Zealand are now running as live online workshops due to COVID-19.

Bookings are now open for March and May 2021

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Participants in the NBO Hobart workshop

Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) training is offered by NBO Australia based at the Women’s, the official training centre in Australia and New Zealand for Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) developed by the Brazelton Institute, Boston.

Since NBO Australia began offering training in 2013, more than 1,500 professionals have participated in 55 workshops.

We hope to train ALL PROFESSIONALS working with parents of newborns in the use of the NBO, providing all new families with the best opportunity for the wellbeing of the mother or parent giving birth and a healthy relationship with their new baby.

NBO training is available for a range of professionals working with families with newborn and very young infants including midwives, maternal and child health nurses, paediatricians, neonatologists, obstetricians, social workers, perinatal psychiatrists, infant mental health clinicians and family support workers.

The use of the NBO in clinical practice will provide parents with important information about their baby’s remarkable capacities and individuality. It will help parents develop a positive relationship with their newborn child.

NBO System training for professionals in 2021

LIVE ONLINE Workshop 28-30 March 2021

Workshop Day One

Sunday 28 March 2021, 1:30-5:00pm AEDT

Workshop Day Two

Monday 29 March 2021, 12:30-5:30pm AEDT

Workshop Day Three

Tuesday 30 March 2021, 12:30-5:30pm AEDT

Optional Post-Workshop

Monday 19 April 2021, 5:30-6:30pm AEDT

Registration: Register on the booking website

Ticket Price:  $495 AUD (including GST).

Presented by:
Campbell Paul, Royal Children’s Hospital & The Royal Women’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia 
Susan Nicolson, The Royal Women's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia 

NBO Workshop format:
Presented Live Online via Zoom and our Learning Management System.

The half-day sessions are tailored to the online environment and include whole group presentations, rich video material, small breakout group discussions, case studies, role-play in pairs, mini-breaks and a longer break midway each day- to maximise group enjoyment and learning and minimise screen fatigue.

LIVE ONLINE Workshop 9-11 May 2021

Workshop Day One

Sunday 9th May 2021, 1:30-5:00pm AEST

Workshop Day Two

Monday 10th May 2021, 12:30-5:30pm AEST

Workshop Day Three

Tuesday 11th May 2021, 12:30-5:30pm AEST

Optional Post-Workshop

Monday 7th June 2021, 5:30-6:30 AEST

Registration: Register on the booking website

Ticket Price:  $495 AUD (including GST).

Presented by:
Campbell Paul, Royal Children’s Hospital & The Royal Women’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia 
Susan Nicolson, The Royal Women's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia 

NBO Workshop format:
Presented Live Online via Zoom and our Learning Management System.

The half-day sessions are tailored to the online environment and include whole group presentations, rich video material, small breakout group discussions, case studies, role-play in pairs, mini-breaks and a longer break midway each day- to maximise group enjoyment and learning and minimise screen fatigue.

NBO Australia at the Women’s provides NBO trainings at various venues around Australia and New Zealand, and also Online via Zoom and the NBO Online Learning Portal.

Typically with face to face training, two to three members of the training faculty work with groups of 35 to 45 professionals.

For Live Online workshops we will have three to four members of the training faculty and up to 50 professionals.

After completing the NBO workshop, we hope you practise and apply the NBO system in your everyday practice, gaining confidence in its application, and a sense of how powerful this tool can be for both clinicians and families alike.

Once you feel confident:

  • Undertake and record FIVE sessions on the NBO Recording Form with completed parent feedback questionnaires (Attachment 3).
  • ONE video of your NBO sessions with family consent.
  • A self-reflection on your experience using the NBO in your practice.
     

Try and incorporate just one NBO session a week and you’ll be there in no time.

Once everything has been received, it will be reviewed by our Master Trainers, a formal letter with feedback and Certificate of Accreditation will be provided.

For more detailed information on the steps to accreditation and submissions for review please email NBO Australia at the address on this web page.

View an Example Program and Getting Ready Guide

Cancellations and refunds

Refunds can be provided up to 7 days before the event. If you book a training session but do not attend, no refund will be given. A refund will only be available if cancellation is made at least one week before the first workshop 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.

Essential reading

Understanding Newborn Behaviour and Early Relationships: The Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) System Handbook by Kevin Nugent et al, published by Brookes, Baltimore

Attendees of the Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) Training can  purchase Understanding Newborn Behavior & Early Relationships from the Woodslane website to receive a 15% discount on the RRP.

Please use the code Newborn15 at the checkout to receive a 15% discount on the RRP.

Face to Face Workshops: materials and purchased books will be supplied at the commencement of Day 1 of the workshop.
Live Online Workshops: your NBO Kit will be posted to you 2 weeks before the workshop.

Where can I get more information?

Contact us for further information on NBO training in Australia.



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