Level 2: I Matter Theory to Practice
Take Stock, Connect and Take Charge, Build Routines

Level 2: I Matter Theory to Practice Course
Living I Matter:   Take Stock: Connect and Take Charge:  Build Routines

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What is this training about?

The I Matter Theory to Practice Course is intended for professionals and non-professionals 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 course explores the role of the adult in a leadership role in work and home roles and the implementation of the I Matter Process as a solid, science-based foundation of both knowledge and skills that is engaging and accessible to professionals and parents and young people alike, especially with regard to supporting the social emotional development of children and young people and other adults with challenges. 
The Level 2 course uses 
+ 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 present places on small group learning are limited (we are working on it!)

What topics are included

The Modules covered in the Level 2: Course include:
  • The Take Stock Process The Big Picture and small details
  • Five principles and your vital role in progressing best outcomes
  • The five priorities of relationship health practice
  • Effective Listening and communication
  • I Matter Method and I Matter Process
  • Working with sensitised systems
  • Developing language for feelings
  • The small steps process
  • An introduction to the I Matter Wheel

What are the learning aims?

Learning Outcomes:  At the end of Five Steps you will be able to:
  • Understand why your role and your self-leadership is key to a full range of outcomes
  • Know how to complete an I Matter Informed priorities assessment 
  • Know how to design a plan for change
  • understand the challenges of working with sensitised systems
  • Know how to use everyday situations to build key skills
  • Know how to use everyday interactions to build inner resources
  • Know how to help yourself and a child with a specific challenge
  • Be able to explain the premises of your own approach
  • Through better understanding of yourself be better equipped to help children
  • 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 are in active relationships with young people or adults with some challenges 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: professional training for those who support children in direct roles, or for parents and carers who want to know how to help their own child.   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 course is 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 this online training platform, to 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 learning will be provided in total, including reflective and experiential practice.

You will initially have access to the training 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

How much does the online training cost?

Size of Team Size of Team Fee
Single adult   £290
Two adults in same family   £490
Three profs in same setting Up to 3 £850 (£283 each)
Team License Up to 6 £1650 (£275 each)
  Up to 12 £2940 (£245 each)

How much does the Level 2 supported online training cost?

Size of Team Size of Team Fee
Single adult   £500
Two adults in same family   £750
Three profs in same setting Up to 3 £1200
Team License Up to 6 £2100 (£350 each)
  Up to 12 £3900 (£325 each)

+ At present courses are only offered via organisation members via GP's and Schools
+ Organisations must have 2-3 staff members with supported Level 1 to become certified Organistion host


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   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
£290 for 3 months then option for individual or organisational 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.