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Amy is widely known for her enthusiastic and inspiring workshops, lectures, and trainings for birth, postpartum and family support professionals. With over forty workshop hours of presentations to draw from, you can pick from a variety of informative research sessions and curriculum designed to increase your skills.
Dr. Gilliland's sessions rely on her research and expertise to make sessions useful and applicable to your audience. Besides lecture and discussion, she relies on small group exercises, experiential learning and a lively presentation style to communicate effectively. Amy has over 200 hours of training in adult education and regularly uses Accelerated Learning and Flipped Classroom techniques.
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Types of Workshops
Dr. Gilliland has developed several one day theme workshop with set topics. Or plan your own one or two day event choosing from the sessions below. Select your favorite topics and Amy will work with you to adapt the material to your audience and the time available. Many topics are relevant for nurses, childbirth educators, birth and postpartum doulas, midwives, and other birth and professionals.
Most topics are already approved for DONA International ceu’s. We can also send you the detailed outlines, objectives, references and other items to apply for your own professional organization’s continuing education units.
Birth Empowerment Workshops for Family Advocates and Home Visitors
Parent-Infant Interaction and Attachment Workshops
Joys and Challenges on the Path of Service for Birthing Families
Basic Doula Training Workshop (three full days)
Create Your Own Workshop!
Choose Your Favorite Sessions!
(Click on any title for a detailed description.)
These are appropriate for large lectures, scholarly and professional conferences as well as small groups. ** have been presented at international conferences to excellent reviews.
The Doula Effect: How and Why Doulas Help Mothers Have Shorter Labors, Less Pain, and More Satisfying Births**
Emotional Support Strategies Utilized by Doulas
From Novice to Expert: The Growth and Development of Doulas
Why Are We Trying To Turn Men Into Women? Meeting a Father’s Real Needs During Labor**
From Lovers to Parents and Back Again: A Time of Shifting Sexual Identity (for birth professionals)**
Birth Matters! How Birth Experiences Shape Later Sexuality for Men and Women (for Marriage and Family Therapists)**
Hospital Based Doulas and Independent Practice Doulas: What’s The Difference? (debuting in 2014)
Skill Building Sessions:
Advanced Positioning Strategies
Facilitating Transformation: Adjustment, Grief, and Guidance
Increasing Your Communication Effectiveness
Building Your Emotional Support Skills
Emotional Intelligence: The Doula’s Secret Weapon
Empowerment and Support of Laboring Families: With and Without the Doula
Induction and the Doula
Power of Witnessing and Strength Circle
Preventing Birth Trauma
Reading Infant Cues and Temperament
Supporting Clients with Challenging Life Issues
Sustainable Models of Care for Doulas and Families…and those that aren’t
When The Baby Dies