Outcomes First Group’s Therapeutic Parenting Programme receives accreditation from the British Psychological Society

Outcomes First Group is delighted to announce that its Therapeutic Parenting Programme has been approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development.

The British Psychological Society is a registered charity which acts as the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK, and is responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in the science, education and application of the discipline.

“Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).”

The Therapeutic Parenting Programme is a significant investment at Outcomes First Group to develop an attachment, trauma and neurodiversity informed workforce to create a positive and reflective therapeutic environment to achieve the best outcomes for the children and young people we support.  The content of this programme has been developed by Clinicians at Outcomes First Group, led by one of our Consultant Clinical Psychologists.

There are three stages offered across the programme:

  • An Introduction to Therapeutic Parenting
  • The Foundations of Therapeutic Parenting
  • Advanced Level of Therapeutic Parenting

The training is designed to give Outcomes First Group employees and foster carers an insight into the key principles of child psychology and how early experience affects later emotions, behaviour and relationships.  The course further aims to highlight how the parenting we may be familiar with, differs to that of therapeutic parenting.

The importance of developing safe, strong and trusting relationships with children and young people as a way to help them recover from past trauma and neglect is a firm basis of the programme.

Developing reflective practice is the ‘golden thread’ that runs through the programme; the aim is to increase awareness of the potential impact of working with children and young people who have experienced trauma and to develop strategies to help support their own well-being during this process.  The course encourages recognition of own and other’s responses through a process of thoughtful reflection, to create a positive therapeutic environment.

The Advanced level of Therapeutic Parenting is for leaders at Outcomes First Group to create and maintain a therapeutic milieu, supportive of a therapeutic parenting approach.  Leaders are supported to enable their colleagues from an individual, team and organisation level.

The Therapeutic Parenting Programme will ensure our teams and foster carers are trained to best understand and meet the needs of the children and young people in our care, supporting them to be happy, safe, form trusting relationships and ultimately lead to building strong foundations for positive and successful futures.