Training for Professionals

Research-based programs helping parents make a positive project out of themselves and reduce their anxious focus on their children.

Parent Hope manualised program

Family systems clinical intervention

With the manualised program, clinicians can engage parents to support their struggling children, to support their child’s development of self-regulation and responsibility. 6-8 part manual, online training.

Preview the manual

Parent Psychoeducation Courses

Deliver the Confident Parent Course

Our psychoeducation courses engage parent groups to be a positive resource for their children.  Train online to deliver the 4-part Confident Parent Course to parent groups.

Schools Package

Feedback from Parents

Research-based programs

Based on Dr Jenny Brown’s research with parents and on the ground-breaking research of Murray Bowen MD – developer of Bowen family systems theory.

Free Introductory Course

Research and the Development of the Parent Hope Project – for professionals
Start the free introductory course for professionals

While this program focusses on parents making changes to themselves, be assured that this is not at all about blaming parents. Parents are not to blame for their young person’s difficulties since many complex factors contribute to symptom development… However, parents can play an important part towards children’s growth in responsible independence by adjusting how they interact with their young person. In this way parents find that they can let go of guilt and recover their hopefulness.

Our Professional training courses are
PACFA endorsed and attract Category B CPD hours.

Train with 2 of your colleagues for a 10% group discount.

Professional training options

  • Psychoeducation facilitator training – Confident Parent Course

    Learn to present the Confident Parent Course, a 4-part psychoeducation course for parents providing an overview of Parent Hope Project principles with practical examples.  The live course uses video highlights and facilitated discussion.

    For professionals, community workers and schools, to support parents in your community. 14 hours training. Find out more.

  • Manualised program – Level One training

    Professional training to begin using the manualised clinical intervention program with parents who have struggling children. 21 hours of training. The manualised program is intended for clinicians to use with 1-2 parents, and covers 6 sessions. Find out more.

    Level Two training Extends and consolidates the professional training using the manuals, 10 hours of training. After this training you can list on our website and advertise as a Parent Hope Clinician/Coach, and sign up for ongoing learning and collaboration. Find out more.

  • Introductory professional training

    1. Research and the Development of the Parent Hope Project – 45 minutes, recommended before undertaking manualised program training Free Course

    2. Family Systems Understanding of Symptom Development in Children. 3 hours, Bowen systems theory course, Find out more. Available in Level 1 training and facilitator training packages.

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The Parent Hope Project is a social enterprise that seeks to be accessible to all. If the costs of training prevent you or your service from registering, please get in touch to discuss options.