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Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) Live Online Training

Sunday May 9 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) Live Online Training for multi-disciplinary professionals, including those working with vulnerable infants and their families.​


May 2021 Workshop

Pre-Workshop Introduction: 60-90 mins in your own time.

Workshop Day One: Sunday 9th May 2021, 3:30pm to 7:30pm NZST

Workshop Day Two: Monday 10th May 2021, 2:30pm to 7:30pm NZST

Workshop Day Three: Tuesday 11th May 2021, 2:30pm to 7:30pm NZST

Optional Post: to be confirmed (one hour Zoom)

Registrations via: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/128581126611

Presented by:

  • A.Prof. Campbell Paul, Consultant Infant Psychiatrist, Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  • Dr Susan Nicolson, General Practitioner and Infant-Parent Mental Health Clinician, Royal Women’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  • Danielle Atkins, Occupational Therapist, Hawkes Bay DHB, New Zealand
  • Sue Power, Paediatric Nurse, Midwife, Birth Educator, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

The half-day sessions are tailored to the on-line 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.

Ticket Price: $495 AUD (including GST).

Cost includes:

  • NBO Kit and postage (within Australia)
  • Pre-Workshop preparatory materials including learning module, videos and optional further reading
  • Live Online Workshop over three half days (15 contact hours) and learning materials
  • Printable handouts for each workshop day
  • Printable NBO Forms for use during and after the workshop,
  • Post-Workshop Zoom meeting (optional)
  • Post-Training mentoring and accreditation as NBO practitioner (optional)

Not included but highly recommended:

“Understanding Newborn Behaviour and Early Relationships: The Newborn Behavioral Observations System Handbook” (soft cover) by J. Kevin Nugent, Susan O’Brien, Constance H. Keefer. ISBN:9781557668837

​Latest research article on the NBO with at-risk infants and their families: 

“The effects of the Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) system in early intervention: A multisite randomized controlled trial​” Infant Mental Health Journal August 2020:


More information about the NBO as a relationship support for families:




Sunday May 9
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm