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Practitioner Training

For Practitioners

The three sessions will cover the following areas:

  • Overview of the framework and theory underpinning By Your Side 

  • Introduction to the seven guiding principles and sequence of sessions

  • Video illustration of the pattern of sessions providing the work remotely with an actor family: sessions with foster carer and child, across introductions and after the move 

  • Discussion of helpful rituals and ways to manage adult dynamics

  • Clinical video illustration of the whole By Your Side transition sequence (in-person work)

  • How to facilitate a joint foster carer/adopter session during introductions

  • How to structure sessions that integrate Theraplay and DDP based approaches

  • Explore and practice ways to talk to children (using examples of everyday opportunities, mini figures, puppets and therapeutic stories)

  • Use of rituals to provide continuity across context and help develop the narrative

  • Managing adult dynamics 

It is strongly recommended that you purchase the By Your Side Practitioner Guide to accompany this training. 

How to access the By Your Side Practitioner training


1. Attend the three session online training

2. Contact us to book a training for your team

Max participants: 20

Cost: £275

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