WORKING WITH PARENTS / CARERS WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDS
“I would recommend this course very widely as any professional working with others would benefit. I will leave today with more insight into human behaviours and needs. Understanding why behaviours are presented will, I hope, enable me to be a better practitioner. All the trainers were clearly experts with the highest level of knowledge and skills and enabled me to ask questions which clarified my knowledge of key points.”
– Headteacher at a maintained nursery school.
PM Psychology’s two-day course will introduce participants to the way in which the psychological needs of parents/carers can affect their interactions and relationships with children and other adults.
Day 1 focuses on the knowledge needed to recognise when someone is experiencing mental health issues and explores ways to support and work with those with difficulties. Day 2 introduces participants to issues relating to individual differences in cognitive functioning, personality and attachments and considers how individual differences affect behaviours. The emphasis throughout is on knowledge and skills that will support participants in their everyday professional life.
WHO SHOULD DO THIS COURSE?
Do you work in health, social care, early years provision or education but have not had any psychological training? Understanding the psychological needs of parents and carers could help you better understand their behaviours and help you develop effective ways of supporting them. This course would be useful for family support workers, early years practitioners, teachers, social workers, health visitors and family outreach workers.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Our two-day course provides an introduction to the way in which the psychological needs of parents/carers can affect their interactions and relationships with children and other adults. During the first day, you will explore the three broad groups of mental health issues: affective disorders (including depression, bipolar disorder, general anxiety disorder, panic disorders and phobias); psychosis (including hallucinations, delusions and voice hearing); and personality disfunction/disorder. You will learn how to recognise the signs that an adult may be experiencing mental health problems and consider the main principles and specific advice to follow when working with these clients.
Day two of the course focuses on individual differences in personality, cognitive function and adults’ attachment. You will explore the nature of individual differences in these areas and learn how and when individual differences become a problem for adults. This will be followed by a consideration of the impact of individual differences on adults’ relationships with children. Throughout the two days, there will be an emphasis on knowledge and skills that will support you in your everyday professional life and there will be opportunities to reflect on what you have learnt.
HOW LONG IS THE COURSE?
This is a two-day course, running from 9.15-5.00 on both days. Refreshments and lunch are provided.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost of the course is £249 +VAT per delegate. If you are interested in holding the training for a team or larger group, contact us to discuss a group discount. Discounts are also available for registered charities: contact us for more information.
Our 2022/23 dates are to be confirmed. To register your interest or find out more, email email@example.com or call 0203 3030 3176
MEET THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DESIGNED THE COURSE
Shaun is a consultant forensic psychologist, and he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the development and delivery of PM Psychology’s training courses. Click to read more...
Alex is chartered forensic psychologist and company director. His current professional practice focuses on medico-legal work, with a focus on family court proceedings. Click to read more...
Margaret is a director of PM Psychology. Her professional background is in education and training. Click to read more...
Lianne has been Director of Operations since 2017. She brings a wealth of knowledge of the business market within the North East to PM Psychology. Click to read more...