Training for professionals
Helen is so proud to be presenting Solihull Approach training in Australia. As one of the few Solihull-trained Australians, Helen offers this unique professional development opportunity to enhance how you work with families.
The Solihull Approach supports effective and sensitive parenting by modelling and teaching emotional containment and reciprocity. This approach is evidence based and has measured outcomes for both parents and professionals.
Choose your training
2019 dates released soon
2 day intensive introduction to the internationlly renowned Solihull Approach. Get a deep understanding of infant mental health, containment and reciprocity as it applies to your daily work.
Foundation + Facilitator training
2019 dates released soon
Combine the Foundation Training with an additional day and learn to facilitate group sessions with parents using methods carefully designed by The Solihull Approach.
Facilitator training only
2019 dates releases soon
Only available if you've previously completed the 2 Day Foundation course.
Expand on your previous training and learn to facilitate group sessions with parents.
Places for this International training are STRICTLY LIMITED.
Each training session requires educational resources to be purchased separately on the day.
What you'll learn
Develop the practical skills needed to use The Solihull Approach in your daily work through the 2 day Fundamental Training. This is an overarching theoretical framework that supports interventions such as:
Watch, Wait and Wonder
New Born Observation
Circle of Security ... and more
14 CPD points apply for the 2 day training
Become a facilitator
Sign up for the optional Day 3 and qualify as a group session facilitator. You'll learn to run group sessions with parents, using methods carefully designed by The Solihull Approach.
You can choose from four different sessions to facilitate once trained.
7 additional CPD points apply for the additional third day.
Infant mental health
What is containment?
What is reciprocity?
Role of behaviour management
Getting to know your Resource Pack
Preparation for Day 2
More about children’s emotional development
Evaluation and research so far
Levels of interventions and scope for practice
Solihull Approach in action in Australia (Guest Speaker, Vivian Lee)
Implementing The Solihull Approach – how to take it forward
Day 3 (optional)
Workshop environment, with practical case studies and interactive learning. Everyone will get the chance to discuss their application of Solihull techniques so far and the groups they intend to work with as facilitators.
8.30 am - Arrival and registration. Tea/coffee provided
12.30 pm - Lunch. Catering provided.
4.00 pm - Finish
Times confirmed closer to the event.
Who can attend?
Maternal child and family health workers
Early childcare professionals.
Dudley St, West Melbourne
2 Day Foundation Training
3 Day Foundation + Facilitator Training
1 Day Facilitator Training only
What is The Solihull Approach?
The Solihull Approach is an integration of psychotherapeutic themes, including containment, and infant/child neurodevelopmental knowledge incorporating reciprocity. It strengthens the capacity for practitioners and caregivers to understand infant/child behaviours and sensitively respond.
With this new understanding, caregivers can consciously incorporate Solihull learnings into strengthening the infant/child-parent relationship. Find out more.
Proven in the UK
The UK has excelled in the perinatal and early childhood disciplines with home visiting programs and interventions recently gaining world recognition.
Almost all UK home-visiting nurses (equivalent to Maternal Child & Family Health Nurses) have been trained in The Solihull Approach because it promotes professional and parental understanding of the infant and sensitive care-giving.
Supported by research
This research-based training has undergone a number of studies and reviews, and is in increasing demand worldwide.
The evidence based Solihull Approach incorporates infant mental health, neurodevelopmental and psychotherapeutic concepts to increase the emotional health and well being of both parents and practitioners. The approach provides an environment in which participants can explore and develop an understanding of containment, which in turn, allows for reciprocity to grow.