What is the Advanced Therapeutic Parenting Programme/Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting?


A Customised Qualification which is bench marked at a level  3. It is an Accredited with the recognised awarding body NCFE and specialised in Therapeutic Parenting.

Who is the Advanced Therapeutic Parenting Programme/Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting for?


The Advanced Therapeutic Parenting Programme/Diploma is aimed at parents who are caring for children who have experienced developmental trauma. It is also aimed at Supporting Professionals who are working with families in order to support them, which can be used as evidence for Continuing Professional Development. (CPD)


What will be covered on the course?

  • Give parents a comprehensive overview of how children become traumatised, the effects on the child, and the resulting behaviours.

  • Enable parents to understand the importance of using therapeutic parenting techniques with children who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences.

  • Identify reasons why children with attachment difficulties provoke strong responses in the Therapeutic Parent.

  • Enable Therapeutic Parents to recognise their own responses to children with attachment difficulties.

  • Assist Therapeutic Parents in recognising and managing compassion fatigue/ blocked care.

  • Provide Therapeutic Parents with the skills and knowledge to avoid feeling disempowered and therefore lessen the impact of blocked care. (compassion fatigue) 


  • Enable parents and carers to apply practical therapeutic parenting behaviour management strategies, when working with children who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences.

  • Enable parents, carers and supporting professionals to identify therapeutic parenting models and apply the P.A.C.E model.


What can I achieve by attending the course?

At the end of the course Learners will achieve an accredited level 3 customised qualification in Therapeutic Parenting. They will be able to demonstrate how to support a child who has experiences Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) using therapeutic parenting strategies. Learners will be equipped with the tools to support children and their families who have experienced early trauma, which they may then use to progress on to roles as a Therapeutic Parent Coach or Therapeutic  Parent Trainer in the field of Attachment and Trauma.


How much does it cost?


£2250 plus VAT.

£1995 plus VAT for National Association of Therapeutic Parents members. www.naotp.com 

Payment plans over 1 or 2 years available.


Adoption Support Funding may be available for Therapeutic Parenting programmes, check with your social worker to explore this funding avenue. 


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