Marte Meo Supportive Communication Skills

Course Overview

Focus area Child development
Length 6 days
Who is it for? Professionals who work with children and their parents
Key Outcomes Support child development

Course Description

Marte Meo developed by Maria Aarts (Netherlands), is a social emotional developmental support program. The Marte Meo method is used by a variety of professions including; early childhood educators, social workers, psychiatrists, paediatricians and nurses.

It is applicable to anyone who has a role that involves understanding children’s development, and recognising the social and emotional developmental processes to support children’s development. It is used widely in other countries in aged care and the disability sector also.

The Supportive Communication Skills training covers:

  • An overview of Marte Meo
  • Exploring and practicing the adult supportive communications skills of following, leading and supporting cooperation
  • Making emotional connections
  • Activating development rather than compensating for the problem
  • Reading the developmental message behind behaviour
  • Recognising how to use supportive communication skills in daily interactions, in the right moment

Course outcomes for a Marte Meo practitioner:

  • Know how to use Marte Meo skills in your interactions with children and other client groups
  • Understand what to look for (i.e. social and emotional skills and supportive communications)
  • Be able to put this knowledge and understanding in to everyday practice

NOTE: In order to achieve International Accreditation as a Marte Meo Practitioner, participants will need to attend all six (6) days*.

The first course in this training is a 1-day introduction to Marte Meo. To book just for the introduction course, click here for more information.

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Enrolment Information

Dates July 23, 2020, September 3, 2020, September 17, 2020, October 15, 2020, November 5, 2020, December 3, 2020
Time 9.30am - 4.30pm

The Institute
49a Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh

Cost $750

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