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Therapeutic Parenting with Relationship and Regulation: Train the Trainer 2 day program

Therapeutic Parenting with Relationship and Regulation is a program developed for carers and parents of children and teens whose early life may have included neglect, abuse and trauma. The course also has relevance for parents of children with behavioural challenges and developmental differences. Some of these children have challenging behaviours and parents and carers may need more than the usual ‘common sense’ parenting to develop healthy relationships with their children.

This 2 day training is for anyone interested in setting up and running ‘Therapeutic Parenting: Relationship and Regulation’ courses with client groups, or using the concepts in their 1:1 work with families.  As this training is aimed at those working in the area of supporting families, it is anticipated that participants will have a background in counselling, child development or other related knowledge.

Materials and information required to run a Therapeutic Parenting:Relationship and Regulation group will be provided as it is presumed that attendees have prior experience and knowledge in running groups. Participants will also receive:

  • A training manual with session plans to run groups
  • Access to a facilitator website
  • Access to readings to support your ongoing professional development
  • Access to copies of the course exercises, handouts and PowerPoint presentations

Lunch will be provided so please notify of any special dietary requirements. The cost for this two day training and training resources listed above is $375.00.

The course runs on Monday 11 July and Tuesday 12 July from 9.30am to 5.00pm from our Hindmarsh Training Centre, 49a Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh.

Click here to enrol and for more information please contact Sandi on (08) 8245 8100 or 

About the facilitator

Sandi Petersen is an Education and Support Worker in Post Adoption Support Services and a Senior Children’s and Youth Therapeutic Worker with the School and Community Innovations and Learning Services, both programs of Relationships Australia SA. Sandi has a specific interest in the development of children who have experienced early trauma and attachment disruptions. Sandi provides individual and family counselling, therapeutic case management for youth, and develops and delivers training and workshops in attachment and trauma informed parenting and other topics for families, carers and professionals.


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