Supporting Adults on an I Matter Journey
I MATTER TRAINING FOR THERAPISTS AND PRACTITIONERS WHO
SUPPORT FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WHO ARE ANXIOUS AND CHALLENGING
I Matter Training is carefully designed to help you ensure that the families who you work with are equipped to play a full partnership role with you in the therapeutic care of their child. The use of I Matter Resources and the online learning journey supports a reflective process which deepens parents confidence in their own role and ability to work effectively with professionals. Those pursuing the therapist practtioner pathway learn how to use I Matter Assessment Resources and the I Matter Journey to strengthen their practice. The resources are carefully protected for use only by those who have taken part.
After careful consideration, we have decided that in order to ensure consistency, there is only one way to study the I Matter Framework and that is to take part in a learning journey via this site. The way we work therefore is to equip professionals to support families who are undertaking an I Matter Journey as a key part of a wider offer.
Professionals can support parents on an I Matter Journey in a number of ways
+ In a Link Role - as an informed referrer - someone who has completed the Intensive course who can support with informal discussion
+ Via an I Matter Informed Organisation - where staff have trained and have an understanding of the principles of the I Matter Framework
+ In a Lead role - through practitioners offering a structured series of complementary study support options following an initial assessment
+ In an Advanced Practitioner Role - through offering a planned therapeutic longer term care package- using our outcomes focussed process.
To support others on an I Matter Journey therefore involves ensuring that you have made a commitment to your own I Matter Journey, starting with completion of the I Matter Intensive. You can then become part of the I Matter Professional Network where our focus is on building a community of Relationship Health Informed Practitioners - these are people who primarily LIVE the approach as seen through their actions in personal, professional or organisational roles, rather than in formally teaching the approach!
If you are actively interested in the role of supporting others you can opt to become a Link Professional, or a Senior Link if you operate in a senior role in your organisation.
Link Professionals can be
+ Independent Professionals - so long as they are formally constituted and insured in a professional capacity
+ Employed Professionals so long as they have a role that is concerned with support to parents or with staff development
The role of a Link Professional is to
+ Identify those professionals and parents with readiness to learn who would benefit from I Matter Training
+ To provide an informed point of contact who knows child and family
+ To retain an overview of other appropriate provision and entitlements for the family
If a professional is interested in an employed capacity, the employing organisation must be a member.
To be an organisational member there must be a minimum of 2 staff who have completed I Matter Intensive Training.=#
Our organisational membership scheme licences schools and services to help professionals and parents to access I Matter Training. Our focus is on supporting those in senior leadership roles with the task of embedding I Matter Principles into everyday practices
Lead Professionals play a more active role in offering complementary study support or coaching for those working through an I Matter online study programme. This training pathway is under development.
Advanced Practitioners usually have advanced therapeutic training and experience of working with families. They play a more active role in offering complementary study support or coaching over time. This training pathway is under development.
If you are interested in training you can
JOIN AN INTRODUCTION