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Neuroprotective Developmental Care
Neuroprotective Developmental Care

Advanced Clinical Skills for Management of Breastfeeding, Cry-fuss, Sleep and Mood Problems: Masterclasses in Neuroprotective Developmental Care ('The Possums Programs')



Are you a mental health expert? We are announcing a new Mental Health Stream within our NDC Accreditation pathway! Experienced clinical psychologist and NDC accredited practitioner Narelle Dickinson, who specialises in perinatal and infant mental health, will offer separate education and Live Network Hours for mental health experts, upskilling in clinical strategies for psychological and infant mental health challenges. In the F2F Masterclasses, these will be run concurrently with some of our other modules, so that we can tailor the Masterclass days to meet the needs of mental health experts. 

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 though women seek the help of multiple providers. Join us for two days of intensive hands-on clinical upskilling! (Register below.) Our Certification days offered you the foundational evidence-base; now, in response to demand from our participants, we are offering you opportunity to learn and practice the specific NDC clinical skillsets. We'd love to have you join us! Click here for an overview of the program.

Benefits of face-to-face Masterclasses:

  • CPD points
  • Networking and collegiality
  • Join in discussions, ask questions
  • Practice new skills with educator support
  • Discounted opportunity to join NDC Accreditation Pathway and portal resources

For those unable to join us in person, our Masterclasses are now available ONLINE to view whenever you wish, once you join the NDC accreditation pathway. Viewing them online costs $500, but they are automatically available at no extra cost to NDC accreditation participants who have already done the Masterclasses F2F. Our Masterclasses Online include speakers from all Masterclasses to date. Click here to see the content.

Here you can view some video excerpts.


Online (formerly Alice Springs) NDC Masterclasses 3-4 April 2020

Due to the current uncertainty surrounding the Covid 19 outbreak, the Alice Springs Masterclasses in Neuroprotective Developmental Care has been changed from F2F to online.

Friday 3 April 2020
Saturday 4 April 2020
Online: Our Masterclasses using Zoom will offer you the same educational value as F2F Masterclasses

The Possums Conference and Masterclasses 29-31 October 2020 Brisbane

We are delighted to announce the next Possums Conference, to be held 29 - 31 October 2020 at The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Thursday 29 October 2020
Friday 30 October 2020
Saturday 31 October 2020
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Our next Masterclasses will be held online 3-4 April 2020. If you purchase NDC Accreditation, you can then purchase access to Masterclasses Online.  

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The Possums Clinic
The Possums Clinic now operates out of the Possums Education and Research Centre, Greenslopes 31772000. Dr Pamela Douglas sees patients online or at Greenslopes; NDC accredited practitioner Renee Keogh offers consultations in-clinic, online, or in home visits.

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We have now launched PIPPS Parents, which gives parents access to the support of other parents and a wealth of Possums’ resources.

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