My name is Dr Cathy Betoin. I am a clinical psychologist , an experienced teacher and a parent myself.
What do you do when something doesn't exist? Something that seems should be there but isn't?
There is an awkward process of trying to put thoughts into words - of arranging and rearranging ideas.
It is a rather messy process but there are markers on the way. Ah ha moments.
Time is running out to register to take part in the first I Matter Online Training Course running in the first half term of 2014.
Due to level of expressed interest, I have decided to open some additional reduced fee places - still offered in exchange for good quality feedback
On completion of the course participants will:
1. Understand what is meant by a complex child, and what is meant by well-being in the I Matter Project
2. Demonstrate a deeper awareness of why complex children behave the way t…
An Adult-Child Well-Being Approach is not however just a traditional parent training approach. An Adult-Child Well-Being 'I Matter' Approach is a psycho-educational, community based learning experience. It s…
This one jumped out at me today - she looks a lot younger than me (!) but I liked this image because she looks as if she is enjoying the process of thinking, and is about to enjoy the process of writing and this is how I am feeling right now.
I have committed myself to writing a regular blog about........well that is the question....... I think I would…
The trouble with teaching something as challenging as I Matter is that I have found there is very little pl…
I find my best moments of clarity arise like that and this morning it was elephants...... and at 5..00 am here is the picture that I found that has me beaming from ear to ear!
In the last few months, I have been studying the language of business. For years I have been studying psychology - and I know a lot about this - but when it came to running a business I discovered that I was rath…
What issues do you care about? When I first decided that if I really cared about the growing numbers of complex children in our communities, I was going to have to learn a lot of things in addition to the core psychology in which I originally trained, I had no idea of quite what an intense and challenging journey it would become.
Since making the decision to commit to this issue, I have had to learn how to run a business, and how to master a lot of technology - aspects that I cannot say I ha…
One secret to this underlying instability lies in a particular class of beliefs - the judgements - that hold incredible power over our well-being. Judgements are important to be aware of, because it is judgements more than anything else that hold the key to moving from stressed out to back in better balance, from not coping - to copi…
Amongst other facts what impressed me most was her sheer conviction and determination to keep working for what she wanted in spite of endless obstacles.
Initially Lady Ann…
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