Become Certified as an I Matter Relationship Health Practitioner

Would you like to become an I Matter Study Supporter or Lead? 
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Dr. Cathy Betoin developed the I Matter Framework and the I Matter Relationship Health Learning Journey to fill a gap in the models of practice offered for child and family practitioners.   The training helps professionals and parents gain a deep and practical integrated understanding of the implications of decades of research evidence.   As such it provides tools that support accurate case formulation and effective practice.   The integration draws together an understanding of stress and wellbeing, child development, brain development and the power of our beliefs and attitudes.

Cathy has coached hundreds of professionals and parents through a journey to greater clarity, confidence and connection in their relationships.  Her ideas have provided stimulus to new thinking .

And now, in this long-awaited training, Cathy is making the thinking available to more clinicians

AN I MATTER RELATIONSHIP HEALTH JOURNEY IS A PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT JOURNEY

PROFESSIONALS INTERESTED IN HELPING SUPPORT PARENTS-CARERS CAN APPLY TO JOIN OUR NETWORK

STEP 1-2
THE THEORY
Approx 4 Months

STEP 3-5
THEORY TO PRACTICE
Approx 4-8 months

EXTENDED
JOURNEY
Approx 8-12 months

LEAD
PROFESSIONAL
Approx 12 months

EVERY PARENT-CARER WHO TAKES PART IN A SUPPORTED I MATTER RELATIONSHIP HEALTH LEARNING JOURNEY MUST HAVE A RECOMMENDATION FROM AN APPROVED I MATTER LINK OR LEAD PROFESSIONAL.   SO YOUR INVOLVEMEMENT IS KEY TO BUILDING CAPACITY TO SUPPORT MORE PARENTS-CARERS IN YOUR SETTING.

After Step 5 you will be able to apply to be a LInk Professional or Assistant Study Supporter,  to assist us in expanding capacity for parents-carers who are on the strengthening relationship health journey

If you have a graduate level training and a current professional licence for work with children and families after the Intermediate Step of the Extended Journey you will be able to apply to become a Trainee Lead to run study support groups for the strengthening relationship health pathway.

As a Trainee Lead you will also be able to apply to run the Fundamentals course for small groups of parents in your own setting.

To support parents-carers on the Recovery path, you must be working with  other I Matter Informed practitioners from Health and Education in your own community and have the support of an Advanced Practitoiner.

If you have a post graduate level training and advanced therapeutic experience and a current professional licence for work with children and families with additional needs then after the intermediate step of the Extended journey, you will be able to appy to become a Trainee Advanced Practitioner to support the recovery relationship health pathway 

Three Options:  I Matter Practitioner Certification - in beta

AFTER STEP 2 
LINK PROFESSIONAL
INFORMAL 

Certification Part 1: 

On completion of Step 2 you can apply to be a professional Link.

The Link Role provides an important gate keeping role identifying parents-carers with readiness to learn.

AFTER STEP 5
ASSISTANT STUDY SUPPORTER

Certification Part 2: 

On completion of Step 5 you can apply to be a an assistant study supporter. 

You will assist in the delivery of complementary study support sessions

EXTENDED JOURNEY
TRAINEE
LEAD

Certification Part 3: 

On completion of the Intermediate stage of the Extended Journey you can apply to become a Trainee Lead.

You will explore the practical details of running an effective study supprot group and run some inital groups

CERTIFIED I MATTER LEAD
PROFESSIONAL

Certification Part 4

On completion of the Advanced Applications course and after successful running of a Core Strengthening and a Fundamentals Course you will become approved as a Lead Professional.

CERTIFIED I MATTER 
ADVANCED PRACTITIONER 

Certification Part 5

After successful experience of working with a range of clients with compelx or escalated needs on the Recovery pathway you can become approved as an Advanced Practitioner

Costs after Certification:  


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