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Psychological Minds Training Testimonials

Beth Neil, Professor of Social Work

University of East Anglia

"Excellent framework - really clearly explained. The focus on the child's history and current needs and how contact can help (or not help) is really important."

Social Worker

"I love the relational focus that includes the carer as an active participant (rather than just someone expected to carry out a job)."

Family Law Solicitor

"I thought the whole session was fantastic. So interesting in fact that I completely lost track of time and couldn’t believe it was over. It has forced me to look at my own perceptions of how things ought to be done. It had not occurred to me that whilst birth parents may not be able to “parent” they could still have a constructive role of some sort to play in a child’s life. It will change how I practice moving forward."

Clinical Psychologist

"The Safe and Meaningful Contact training is an absolute necessity for professionals in this field. It gave me a comprehensive framework to think about the important factors to consider when looking at contact for children and young people and made me feel more confident in my decision-making. Hugely recommend this training to anybody working in this field."

Lead Occupational Therapist, CAMHS

"Part of my role in CAMHS is offering consultations to professionals supporting children who are in the care system. We are often asked about the child’s contact with their biological family. This can often be complex and people can hold strong feelings about what should happen. I have found the Safe and Meaningful Contact guidelines to provide an essential and valuable framework for thinking through all aspects of contact to ensure it is facilitated in the best interests of the child. I highly recommend this course for professionals involved in decision-making around contact."

Family Law Solicitor

"I found Chris’s analysis of the effect of contact arrangements on the child to be particularly interesting and informative."

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Evidence Based Courses

"Across placement and permanency arrangements, the reviewed evidence demonstrates the value of training and professional support for all involved in contact—both in establishing the purpose of contact and ensuring that arrangements are implemented and managed accordingly". Iyer et al, 2020.