Saturday, April 7 – Communication, Sex and Babies Day!  Chicago, Illinois (Hotel is next to Midway Airport with free airport shuttle and parking)

Newborn Communication Skills: Reading Infant Cues and Temperament  AND From Lovers to Parents and Back Again: A Time of Shifting Sexual Identity (for birth professionals); AND a fun NEW interactive session – Sexual Anatomy With Dr. Amy.

ALL IN ONE DAY!!!  5 Nursing CE’s offered!  

8:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. For location, registration and policy details go to Eventbrite:


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.

This web site is set up to handle registration and payments if needed. You don’t have to worry about it with your local event!

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