Introduction to Integrative Perinatal Counselling Model

Introduction to the Integrative Perinatal Counselling Model

Introduction to the Integrative Perinatal Counselling Model

Perinatal Counselling is a distinct field that remains undeveloped and requires specialist training and knowledge. We are delighted to present this introductory course in Perinatal Counselling for accredited and pre-accredited counsellors and psychotherapists who would like to inform their practice with evidence based approaches and are seeking to get a head start on specialising in the field of Perinatal Counselling.

Integrative Perinatal Counselling is an evidence based approach developed at the School of Medicine, University College Dublin. This course introduces the model using experiential learning techniques. This interactive course uses real life case studies to demonstrate foundational hands-on approaches, techniques and skills of therapeutically engaging with clients/ patients going through the perinatal period. Skills and expertise demonstrated in this course are not restricted to counseling setting but are transferable and applicable to most health and allied health care settings.

The course will focus on the following areas:
• Introduction to the field of Perinatal counselling
• Integrating the model into your own practice (not restricted to counselling settings)
• From assessment to referral pathways – Discussion on Case studies

Mode of Delivery: Online.  Duration: 2 Weeks (1 evening per week 6.00-9.00pm)    

Certification: The College will issue a Certificate of Attendance to those who take this Short course.

NMBI (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland) CEU’s – 8 points

CPD Points: 6 CPD points for NAPCP

CPD Points: 6 CPD points for APCP

Course fee – €130       APPLY NOW

*Please note that you “Apply Now” for the course and you will be emailed a payment link prior to the course closing date. All fees must be paid by the course start date.


In a recent podcast episode, Mou Sultana discussed the area of Perinatal Counselling and Psychotherapy.

September 21st 2023 September 28th 2023

Duration: 2 Weeks (6.00-9.00pm)

*Scheduled course dates and times may be subject to change.

Closing Date for Applications: September 18th 2023

Day 1 – Thursday 21st
September 2022 – 6pm to 9pm
• Defining perinatal period : medical and therapeutic context
• Identifying perinatal client : medical and therapeutic context
• Disorder or difficulties? Language of health and wellbeing
• Baby Blues, PND, Psychosis : Scope of the Becoming model within the medical and therapeutic context
• Existing theories on PND
• Distinctive features of the Becoming model
Day 2 Thursday 28th
September 2022 – 6pm to 9pm
• Themes and sub-themes of the model at a glance
• Incorporating the Becoming model to your existing practice
• Essential techniques and skills : Maintaining an evidence based practice with congruence
• Risks assessment and signposting
• Case studies and discussion (participants welcome to bring cases)
• Referral pathways and limitations


Lecturer Details  : Dr Mou Sultana 

Dr Mou Sultana : Dr Mou Sultana is a lecturer and clinical and academic supervisor at ICHAS. In addition to ICHAS, she works as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (British Psychological Society
CPsychol, BPS) and a Psychotherapist (Irish Council of Psychotherapy ICP and American Psychological Association APA) with VHI. Mou also works as a group facilitator and supervisor with MOVE Ireland, a domestic violence perpetrators program. Her private practice Need2talk is a consultancy service that provides psychological assessment, therapy, training and research to individuals and corporate clients. Following her Bachelors in Integrative Counselling Psychotherapy, Mou completed her Masters in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at UCD. She then went on to gain a Masters in Sociology from the University of Limerick, and a Masters in Applied Psychology from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Mou’s Doctoral research is in Perinatal Mental Health conducted at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, and awarded by the School of Medicine at the University College Dublin. She is the author of
“Castration Complex : What’s so natural about sexuality” (2018) and “The Becoming Model : Integrative Perinatal Counselling” (2024) both published by Routledge Taylor & Francis.

This CPD Course is open for Application

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