August 11 and 12, 2017 Workshop in Madison, Wisconsin!

Friday evening, August 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. From Lovers to Parents and Back Again: A Time of Shifting Sexual Identity REVISED and UPDATED for 2017!  (for physicians, nurses, and other birth professionals) (2 WNA CE’s)

Saturday morning, August 12, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00  Newborn Communication Skills  (3 WNA CE’s)

Saturday afternoon, August 12, 1:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Increasing Communication Effectiveness for Birth Professionals   (4 DONA CE’s)

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From Lovers To Parents         Newborn Communication     Increasing Communication Effectiveness


Monday, August 28th Workshop in Green Bay, Wisconsin!

Newborn Communication Skills AND From Lovers To Parents And Back Again: A Time of Shifting Sexual Identity; AND Trauma Prevention and Support for Laboring People With Hidden or Existing PTSD.  ALL IN ONE DAY!!!  Event is sponsored by Wisconsin Family Doulas.  Click here for details and registration information!


Beginning Doula Training workshops

“Amy is a visionary in our field.” – Penny Simkin, PT, author and founder of the modern doula movement

“Dr. Gilliland is a thought leader for the doula profession.”Christine Morton, Ph.D., author of Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman-Supported Birth in America

Bring A Conference Quality Speaker To You!

Dr. Gilliland has keynoted three regional conferences, given four general session presentations, and been a featured speaker at over 20 others.  Her sessions regularly receive the highest marks for content, presentation, and audience involvement. 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 actively learning techniques even with groups of several hundred people.

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Research Sessions

These are appropriate for large lectures, scholarly and professional conferences as well as small groups.  (Click on any title for a detailed description.)

** have been presented at international conferences to excellent reviews.

Skill Building Sessions

Amy’s upcoming workshops