Dates: Four-day training from 22-25 June 2021 (all days to be attended)
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Trainers: William Walker, Anthea Benjamin, Ian Miller, Antonia Reay
Fees: An individual place on our London based four-day Group Worker training programme, one year’s supervision and accreditation, if successful, costs £2,800.
An individual Local Authority area online training for up to 14-16 participants costs £25,000.
We are delighted if places are shared between local authority areas and include a wide range of agencies.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Maximum number of participants: 16 per organisation
Parents as Partners (PasP) is an intervention for couples and co-parents of young children which originated in the US, developed by Professors Phil and Carolyn Cowan along with their colleagues Professors Marsha Kline Pruett and Kyle Pruett. 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.
This four-day training course forms the first part of the process of becoming an accredited Parents as Partners Group Leader. In the second part, the student co-leads a 16-week programme under Tavistock Relationships supervision (including some video feedback), which – if completed successfully – will lead to full accreditation.
The training requires active involvement from participants and includes several opportunities to practice group facilitation, with support and feedback from the Tavistock relationships team. The training includes:
- An overview of the Parents as Partners programme including:
- theoretical background to the model
- research findings from the work in the US and the UK
- role of the Group Leader
- programme logistics – including support alongside the group and data collection
- introduction to the programme manual
Written materials – including the programme manual - will be made available to all participants.
- Input from the training team and discussion in relation to key topics in the programme:
- understanding couple communication and couple conflict
- involved fathering and gender considerations, and same sex couples
- engagement of participants
- screening and assessment of participants - the Group Work Interview
- next steps/programme logistics
- experiential learning
- Role play
- co-facilitator practice and feedback
- skills work
To find out more about this programme please click here.
How to apply
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Closing date for applications is 11 June 2021
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