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 from the Netherlands, is a social-emotional developmental support program used by a variety of professions, including early childhood educators, social workers, psychiatrists, paediatricians and nurses. Established in over 40 countries, Marte Meo is valued because it helps to reduce aggression and improves relationships with family.

This six-day 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, such as social and emotional skills and supportive communications.
  • Be able to put this knowledge and understanding into everyday practice.

This training is for anyone with a role about understanding children’s development. It is particularly suited to people from the child and family sectors, as well as early childhood education, disability, and aged care.

NOTE: Please note this training is a prerequisite to continue studying to become an internationally qualified Marte Meo Therapist. To apply for International Accreditation training as a Marte Meo Practitioner, participants are required to attend all six days of Supportive Communication Skills training.

*Minimum numbers are required for this course to run.

Enrolment Information

Time 10am - 4pm

The Institute
49a Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh

Cost $750
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