Free Online Courses

These are professional courses we developed and were CPD accredited. We are in the process of restructuring so wanted to make them available to everyone free of charge except for the final training which is £50 as it is very indepth. All are PowerPoint presentations only, there is no audio. You can download the slides as well.

By Trevor Runner

  • Obtain a thorough understanding of attachment theory
  • Understand the role of attachment in the development of personality
  • Recognise the driving engine of alienation
  • Obtain an understanding of the role-reversal core
  • Understand how parents induce symptoms in parental alienation
  • Understand the trauma re-enactment narrative
  • Recognise the child’s experience
  • To understand your child protection responsibilities as a practitioner
  • Know the current legislation concerning child protection
  • Prevalence of parental mental health issues
  • Impact of parental mental health on children
  • Parental mental health as an ACE
  • Identifying and responding to concerns
  • Intervention models
  • How to balance parents rights with child protection
  • Recognising the family as a system
  • Understand the role of family and individual life cycles
  • Understand the four main theoretical approaches to family therapy
    • Structural
    • Systemic
    • Strategic
    • Milan approach
  • Recognise how family systems theory can be applied to dysfunctional families
  • Diagnostic criteria
  • History of personality disorders
  • Role of attachment and trauma
  • Identify the ten main PD’s 
  • Explore in depth:
    • Avoidant
    • Narcissistic
    • Borderline
    • Antisocial
    • Dependent
  • Working with PD’s
  • Treatment options
  • Categories of trauma
  • Understand what developmental trauma is
  • The neurological response to trauma
  • Effects of Childhood Trauma
    • traumatic injury
    • traumatic grief
    • traumatic attachment
    • traumatic sexualisation
    • traumatic identity formation
  • 7 stages of developmental trauma
  • ACE’s as a social, educational and health issue
  • Recognising traumatised children and supporting them
  • Understand the signs of narcissistic abuse and parental alienation
  • Recognise the impact on children
  • Overview of the main theories
  • Overview of latest research
  • Understand the relationship between narcissistic abuse and parental alienation
  • Implications for practice
  • Intervention and treatment models
  • Unit One – Understand the diagnostic criteria for cluster B personality disorders

  • Unit Two – Parenting Styles for Cluster B Personality Disorders

  • Unit Three – Impact of PD’s on Parenting and Children

  • Unit four – Parental Personality Disorder and Risk

  • Unit five – Parent Child Attachment Related Pathology (parental alienation)