Date: 12–15 September 2017
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Trainer: Members of the Tavistock Relationships' Parents as Partners Programme team
Fees: (DfE-funded) for Stage 1 only
Venue: Tavistock Relationships, 70 Warren Street, London W1T 5PB
Parents as Partners is an evidence-based group work intervention for couples and co-parents of young children, based on the work of Professors Phil and Carolyn Cowan. This ground-breaking approach is now being developed to help adoptive parents in the UK.
How the programme is run
The programme is delivered over 16 weekly two-hour sessions and is manualised, but requires considerable skill and flexibility of its facilitators. As an intervention, it lies somewhere between psycho-educational parenting programmes and group therapy. Distinguishing it from most other programmes for parents, it is a requirement of the work that both parents attend together, and Group Leaders work in male/female pairs.
Training and accreditation for adoption practitioners
As part of our Adopting Together Project, Tavistock Relationships is pleased to be offering up to 10 places to cross gendered pairs (male and female co-workers from the same adoption agency) to undertake the training with a view to running groups for adoptive parents and couples.
This 4-day training leads to Stage 1 accreditation only as a Parents as Partners Group Work Leader and is offered free of charge.
There is also the option to consider Stage 2 accreditation, which entails co-leading a group with video review and supervision from Tavistock Relationships’ experienced Parents as Partners team. Stage 2 accreditation needs to be arranged with your employer and the supervision offered by Tavistock Relationships is chargeable.
How to apply
Apply by filling out the application form and confidentiality form below:
Applications should be sent to:
Parents as Partners Administrator
70 Warren Street
London W1T 5PB
For further information and to return the application form via email, please contact the Parents as Partners Administrator
E: email@example.com T: 020 7380 6099