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Dr. Jane Hanley, FRSPH, PhD, RGN, RMN, Dip Health Visiting, Dip Counselling, FETC

  • Speaker Type: , Listening Visits in Perinatal Mental Health
  • Country: UK

Jane has worked in London, Swansea, Bahamas and Oman, as a Mental Health Nurse, Registered Nurse and Health Visitor. She retired from her last post as Senior Lecturer in Public and Mental Health, and now has honorary status. Jane was the first health visitor to be made the President of the United Kingdom Marcé Society and then the International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health. She is currently on the Executive Board of the Marcé Society and is the Director of her training company in Perinatal Mental Health. Many of her courses have been accredited by the Continuing Professional Development Service. Jane is also working closely with the All Wales Perinatal Group and has been involved in many national and international groups.

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The Process of the Listening Visit – Challenges and Successes
Employing the philosophy of the Listening Visit can be a daunting task for some practitioners as it contravenes the need for prescriptive interventions. The key to the Listening visit is empathetic responses, developed by paraphrasing, reflecting and summarising what the parent has said. The clear understanding of the difference between thoughts and feelings can help clarify the parent’s reasoning. Sound interpretation of the parent’s emotions, experiences and subsequent behaviours, can convey thoughts from a superficial to a more intense level. Maintaining this attention to detail allows the parent to remain focused, and, as a partnership, the mother and health worker can explore coping strategies, problem solving and cognitive behavioural techniques. It is important to consider the mental well being of the Practitioner and this is explored to ensure that they are also aware of their own thoughts and feelings.
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An Introduction to Listening Visits in Perinatal Mental Health
This session is intended to help the Practitioner understand the process of perinatal mental health and how traditional practices are sometimes an integral part of the perinatal process. It also explores why good perinatal mental health is a prerequisite for a healthy lifestyle for both parent and infant. It examines some of the evidence for the efficacy of the Listening Visit and how the Practitioner can help.
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