Therapeutic Parenting: online evening course October 2024 to January 2025 with Jane Bowen


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Event Type

This model of therapeutic parenting is well established and we always receive fantastic feedback from parents.

The course uses the Nurturing Attachments Model of Therapeutic Parenting (Kim Golding). You will refresh your knowledge of Attachment Theory, Polyvagal Theory, and Complex Trauma and learn more about PACE (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy). We use breakout rooms to provide opportunities to meet other parents and practice being PACE-y using case studies.

The course is divided into three modules, with module one helping parents to develop their understanding of attachment as well as their child’s behaviour and their own. Module 2, focuses on the importance of creating a safe base for children, with module three focusing on parenting with PACE and how to respond to behaviours as a therapeutic parent.

We are very excited to announce a 12-week therapeutic parenting course facilitated by Jane Bowen, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist and certified Theraplay Therapist. It will be held online as a virtual course.

This 12-week course will start on Wednesday 9 October 2024 to Wednesday 22 January 2025

Each session will run for two and a half hours, 7pm to 9:30pm.

Day Date Time
Session 1 Wednesday 09/10/2024 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Session 2 Wednesday 16/10/2024 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Session 3 Wednesday 23/10/2024 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Half Term October half term:

Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November 2024

Session 4 Wednesday 06/11/2024 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Session 5 Wednesday 13/11/2024 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Session 6 Wednesday 20/11/2024 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Session 7 Wednesday 27/11/2024 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Session 8 Wednesday 04/12/2024 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Session 9 Wednesday 11/12/2024 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Christmas Break
Session 10 Wednesday 08/01/2025 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Session 11 Wednesday 15/01/2025 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Session 12 Wednesday 22/01/2025 7:00pm to 9:30pm

The aims are to:

  • To help adoptive parents understand how early trauma and disrupted attachments affect the child’s developmental process.
  • To help adoptive parents reflect on how the child’s early history is enacted in the here and now and to increase their understanding of the meaning behind behaviours.
  • To enable adoptive parents to implement a therapeutic parenting approach to improve attunement and attachment.
  • To reflect on the child’s specific attachment difficulties and what this means for their parenting and their family life in general.
  • To enable parents to build confidence in using PACE by creating opportunities to practice therapeutic parenting in a supportive group environment.
  • To enable adoptive parents to reflect on their own attachment histories and how these impact their own parenting.
  • To promote self-care and self-reflection for parents.

Funding for Therapeutic Parenting courses can be applied for via the Adoption Support Fund, subject to eligibility.

For more information and in order to reserve a place, please email us:

Please include your children’s names, their date of birth, the named social worker, telephone number and confirmation of your email address.