I Matter Intensive - Extension... 

I Matter Intensive Extension helps you extend your ability to support an I Matter approach

I Matter Intensive - Extension Days for....

I Matter Intensive - Extension Days 

These are the features of all of our extension days .. you can 

+ Connect with others with similar interests 

+ Deepen your learning about the I Matter Framework

+ Share challenges and experiences

+ Swap ideas and opportunities

+ Be part of a vibrant and supportive community

Get help and support to build your confidence


If you would love to connect and collaborate with other professionals or parents and carers in your local area who are interested in taking forward I Matter Framework thinking with the age or needs of children and families that you work with, then I Matter Local is for you!

My name is Dr Cathy Betoin and I’m the Founder of the I Matter Framework Training Company, the premier resource to help professionals and parents of challenging children. Having been a clinical psychologist and a teacher and a parent for over 20 years before developing the I Matter Framework, I know exactly what it’s like to experience that feeling of confusion about what to do to help challenging children

Yes, there are plenty of ideas around and there are organisations teaching different things but the ideas and advice often seem to be conflicting and you may also sometimes feel an obligation to appear confident about how to help a situation when you are not

For the last 3 years I have developed the I Matter Framework training programme which offers training for professionals and for parents. Time and again participants tell me how much they love this event and the feeling of connection and community they get from being with others who care about the same things. But with capacity limited to 50 attendees, I wanted a way to spread the benefits of the I Matter community even further.

I Matter Local provides quarterly events in various places around the UK and Ireland, designed to offer specific networking with like-minded people – people who just get what it’s like to work with challenging children and their families – along with fantastic support and opportunities to share challenges and wins (and a cuppa!) in a safe, friendly environment.

Find your nearest I Matter Local for ... event below and click to find out more about your I Matter Local for.. Leader and how you can book your spot at the next event!


Who is I Matter Extension day ... for ?

The detail focus of the group will be in the name.   Group leaders can specify who their group is for and what the specific focus is

How many people will there be?

Anything up to 50 at each one would be a good guess, but numbers can vary in each location..

How much is it? 

For non members an I Matter extension is £120 + VAT. For I Matter Members or those linked to a member school the cost is £100 + VAT. 

Do I have to be an I Matter Member to attend?

Yes, you do need to have completed initial training and if you are a parent you be linked to a member school or service and  with shared key interests with the group.  You are welcome to attend one taster session before we ask you to pay the full fees.

Can I go to one if I Have been to one before?

Of course! Attending regularly is a way to deepen your understanding and strengthen your networks.

Each day will be a stand alone event that builds on content in the Foundation intensive

How do I book? 

Simply click on the dates/ locations below and book using your credit or debit card or read a bit more about each event . and then book!

What happens in an I Matter Extension.. Event?  

Our I Matter Extension events are an opportunity to explore the applications of the I Matter Framework to practice  They run on a similar structure but will introduce new ideas each time

10.00 Coffee and Networking
10.30 Welcome from Dr Cathy Betoin
10.35 Building on the Intensive - The Implications of the I Matter Framework for practice in your own setting

12.00 Guest speaker - Hear about the applications of the I Matter Framework

13.00 Lunch and Networking
14.00 I Matter in Practice Clinic

Facilitated session - using the I Matter Framework to make sense of situations small and large.  Come with a specific issue you want to see cracked and we will try and solve it for you – as a group.

16.00 Notices Board

Do you have opportunities to share with others? Do you want to find out if people have ideas.  This is your opportunity to ask the group and to use our collected I Matter Community contacts for direct help.  

16.30 Close