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TR-UST Training Course

Applications for courses in 2018 and 2019 are now open. If you are interested in one of our TR-UST training course, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us or download the course outline above.

Click on the button above to apply. An application form will be downloaded for you. Please fill this in and email it back to training@gateway-psychology.co.uk. We’ll be in touch to confirm we’ve received your application.

Please note that spaces are limited. If you aren’t able to book onto your chosen course, we will let you know what the next available course date is.

TR-UST Training Course Dates

There are 4 courses to choose from. Please select the course you would like to attend on your Registration form. Please also take note of the application deadlines, which detail when your confirmation of funding and your application form need to be submitted by.

Autumn 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 Autumn 2019
DEADLINE: 7 Sep 2018 DEADLINE: 21 Dec 2018 DEADLINE: 5 Apr 2018 DEADLINE: 6 Sep 2018
03/10/2018 23/01/2019 01/05/2019 02/10/2019
10/10/2018 30/01/2019 08/05/2019 09/10/2019
17/10/2018 06/02/2019 15/05/2019 16/10/2019
24/10/2018 13/02/2019 22/05/2019 23/10/2019
07/11/2018 27/02/2019 05/06/2019 06/11/2019
14/11/2018 06/03/2019 12/06/2019 13/11/2019
21/11/2018 13/03/2019 19/06/2019 21/11/2019
28/11/2018 20/03/2019 26/06/2019 27/11/2019
*We reserve the right to cancel or postpone any course if the minimum number of participants is not met by the deadline. For this reason, it is important to have your application and confirmation of funding submitted by the application deadline.

*The 9th follow up session dates are TBC, although they are typically 8-12 weeks after the final date of the course.


What is the TR-UST training course?

TR-UST stands for ‘Therapeutic Reparenting – Understanding, Support, Techniques’.

It’s a course aimed at parents or carers of children who have suffered trauma, abuse and neglect. The course offers training, insight and practical ideas for parenting children who are experiencing difficulties that can arise from these types of experiences.

By the end of this training course participants will have a better understanding of:

  • Attachment theory
  • The role of attachment in child development
  • How attachment relationships develop between child and carer
  • The effect of early experiences on brain development
  • What can go wrong with attachment and how this affects the child’s behaviour and development
  • How to nurture positive attachments/relationships in children with attachment difficulties (specific therapeutic parenting techniques)
  • How to manage challenging behaviour
  • The role of re-enactment and ways to overcome this
  • Barriers to effective parenting of children with attachment difficulties
  • Nurturing oneself whilst caring for children with attachment difficulties

For a more detailed outline of each session, please download our course outline PDF above. You will also find the costs attached in the above PDF.

How is the course facilitated?

We run the course over an 8 week period. There are weekly 2.5 hour sessions that all participants need to attend.

We typically run 2 sessions per day – one session in the morning (from 10am – 12:30pm) and one session in the evening (7pm – 9.30pm). We find the eight-week programme allows a more leisurely pace for practice, reflection, and implementation of ideas.

Please note that you don’t have to attend both sessions. When you apply, please let us know which session you would prefer.

Training is delivered by highly qualified clinical psychologists or therapists with many years’ experience working with Trauma and Attachment. All of the sessions incorporate small group/individual exercises, discussions and role-plays to provide participants with maximum opportunity to understand and practice concepts and skills.

Learning is enhanced by DVDs and video clips and provision of handouts and reading lists relating to topics discussed as well as additional information.

There is an expectation that participants will engage with ‘homework’ between sessions to ‘put theory into practice’ at home!

In addition to the 8-session course, we also invite course attendees to a follow-up session, which is usually held approximately 8-12 after the final session. The follow-up session is designed to provide a refresher of course materials covered. It also gives attendees the opportunity to discuss the successes and challenges of implementing the training at home, as well as the chance to ask our clinical psychologists specific questions. We also find that these sessions are a great opportunity for course attendees to reconnect with each other, as well as the course facilitators. Please be advised that for the Winter 2018 TR-UST Course, the follow-up session will be hosted in mid-2018, with the date to be announced.

Where is the course held?

The venue is our purpose-built training facility at the Gateway Psychology offices (7-9 The Boulevard, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 6BD).

Please note that our training facility is on the first floor of our property with stairs-only access.

If you have any other mobility requirements, please let us know in as far in advance as possible so that we can advise you on the best course of action.

We do provide light refreshments throughout each session. If you have any allergies or dietary requirements, please let us know.