Level 2:   
Living I Matter
Putting I Matter Theory into Practice

Level 2 Certificate in Relationship Health Practice:
Living I Matter:  Theory to Practice

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What is this training about?

The I Matter Level 2 Theory to Practice Course is intended for professionals and non-professionals with a link professional, including adults young people and parents-carers who want to progress with putting theory into practice with an I Matter Relationship Health Approach to child and adult wellbeing.   Participants must have completed the Level 1 and taken part.with study support 

The Level 2 programme is an opportunity to llook at the use of assessment and progress tracking in more detail so as to focus in on skills that need additional support.   As people join Level 2 with a variety of starting points we aim to help build a customised learning foundation that fits your personal circumstances.  The Focus on Level 2 course is on further developing self awareness and creating strong foundations for current roles
+ Take Stock, Take Care of You and Build Your Team
+ Develop Routines:  Connect and Take Charge
+ The Wheel: Everyday applications

Anyone interested in progressing to the Level 3 Extended Journey must first take part in small group learning at Level 2.  

What is included

The content covered in the Level 2: Living I Matter Know Yourself Course include:
  • The Take Stock Process The Big Picture and small details
  • Five principles and your vital role in relationship health
  • The five priorities of relationship health practice
  • Working with sensitised systems
  • Know yourself 
  • Know your values and mission
  • Receiving feedback
  • I Matter Method and I Matter Process
  • The small steps process
  • An introduction to the I Matter Wheel

What are the learning aims of Level 2?

Learning Outcomes:  At the end of Level 2 you will
  • Have developed your own self awareness in relation to current roles
  • Have completed a customised learning pathway with a fit to your current role
  • Have a solid foundation for the Extended Journey

Who is Level 2 for?

I Matter Level 2 is focussed on theory to practice.  For this reason it will be most useful to those who wqnting to develop more confidence in a specific role or relationship as this will allow the material to come to life.   Alternatively practitioners who have had experience of working in challenging situations and are interested in progressing to certification will find this course relevant to their role

Is the training for professionals or parents?

I Matter Level 2 training for those who want to build confidence in putting I Matter principles into practice   You could be a senior leader, a frontline professional in a health or education, or community field or you could be interested in better insight into personal relationships, with children, or other adults. 

The short courses are relevant for all relationships but is particularly important for those who support children or adults with additional developmental needs or those who have experienced trauma or other life challenges or those who are in a supervisory role

The course can be combined with consultations to assist thinking about a specific child.

How does the online training work?

On receipt of payment you will be emailed a private link to the online training platform, with opportunities to select course and watch at your own pace in your own time.
The course includes a preparation and registration step
We run a live Taking Stock  Workshop once a term
Approximately 18 hours study are needed for the Level 2,

You will initially have access to the short course library for 3 months.  This is to encourage you to keep focussed.
After this you can retain access if you become an individual member or if your organisation has a current membership.

How is the training presented?

The training teaches complex concepts using a series of powerful posters with the intent to show how a range of ideas from different research traditions are connected.  The concepts in the posters are taught through recorded video teaching by Dr Cathy Betoin

How can I join the Level 2 Course?
Participation in the Level 2 course is by expression of interest and application.   You will need to take part in at least one small group series and be able to speak about the learning and impact of your Level 1 learning.

Who is the trainer?

Dr Cathy Betoin is a highly experienced practising child clinical psychologist and ex-primary teacher. Cathy has practised for over 30 years in schools child psychology and CAMHS services with children and families experiencing a wide range of challenges

Additional Notes

The I Matter Relationship Health Learning Journey is not intended for those looking for quick tips and fixes for challenging issues with children.  Instead, you will be stepping back to understand what is happening in relationship dynamics at a much deeper level with a focus during this course on your own self-awareness in the key roles that you play

We advise putting time aside to work through the online content over a short period so that you have equipped yourself with the language and concepts.   The content of Level 2 builds on Level 1 and is best progressed fairly soon after Level 1.   

Summary Details

Online Course:   Level 2   Requires 18 hours self-paced online study 
Online introduction and registration step
Monthly community Members welcome and Getting Started Workshop
Free 3 months Learning community membership

Option for small group discussion or Individual consultations
Optional Gateway Assessment
Link Role           Option to become an approved Link Practitioner for a member organisation
                         Opportunity for bulk purchases with discounts via member schools or services.

We advise working through the content in an intensive period 
The full award of Level 2 also requires participation in 6 small group community discussions with a certified practitioner


PLEASE NOTE: The resources offered through the Five Steps learning journey are protected for personal development purposes and are not for copying, distributing or use in professional roles unless you progress to a certified role.  The focus is on developing your own insight and confidence in everyday situations.