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TR-UST Training Course

Coronavirus update:

Due to the coronavirus situation, please be advised that all TR-UST courses are currently planned to be hosted virtually (these are called eTR-UST). As the situation becomes clearer, we will advise when the next face-to-face course will take place. We expect this will be our Autumn 2020 course.

Applications for courses in 2020 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.

How to apply

Click on the button above to download an application form. 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.

If you think your Local Authority will help fund your place on the course (like through the Adoption Support Fund), please contact your social worker to discuss. They will need to put in an application for funding on your behalf. If you have any questions about this, please get in touch with us. We will be happy to point you in the right direction.

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 3 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.

Winter 2020
Spring 2020
Autumn 2020
DEADLINE: 20 Dec 2019 DEADLINE: 27 Mar 2020 DEADLINE: 28 Aug 2020
22/01/2020 29/04/2020 30/09/2020
29/01/2020 06/05/2020 07/10/2020
05/02/2020 13/05/2020 14/10/2020
12/02/2020 20/05/2020 21/10/2020
26/02/2020 03/06/2020 04/11/2020
04/03/2020 10/06/2020 11/11/2020
11/03/2020 17/06/2020 18/11/2020
18/03/2020 24/06/2020 25/11/2020
9th Follow Up: 9th Follow Up: 9th Follow Up:
08/07/2020 23/09/2020 24/03/2021
*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.

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 weeks 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.

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.