A 6 week training programme (6 learning hours) delivered by Clinical Psychologist Dr Angharad Rudkin for professionals working with separating parents. This programme has specially prepared for family law solicitors/trainees, Paralegals, Mediators, Barristers, Chartered Legal Executives, Counsellors, Family Support Workers, Magistrates and others.


The motivation

“Henry is 10. He has experienced on-going parental tension and major arguments at home for the last 3 years. In between the arguments, his mum and dad sometimes got on but most of the time they lived quite separately, with few family outings…”

"This is the training that most of us have been waiting for (even if we didn’t know it), a first overview of children’s brains, development and reactions to separation and conflict from a top of the tree expert who has unparalleled skill in giving a sticky introduction to the territory and it is delivered in THE most professional of ways, permitting revision, expansion and reminder. In a better world this would be compulsory for all family law practitioners"

James Pirrie

Director, FLiP


Dates & Themes

November 3rd, 1-2pm

1. How do children and teens think?

An exploration of child development research to understand what happens in a child's brain and body during childhood, and how this impacts on a children's experience of divorce.

November 24, 1-2pm

4. Co-parenting when separated.

An exploration of the importance of positive co-parenting, the challenges of this and how to overcome them.

November 10th, 1-2pm

2. What does Attachment actually mean?

A summary of attachment theory and how it can help us understand the needs of children and parents going through divorce.

December 1st, 1-2pm

5. The impact of divorce, conflict and absence on children.

A consolidation of the research on the impact of divorce on children, focusing particularly on parental conflict and parental absence.

November 17th, 1-2pm

3. Communication with children.

How parents can best listen to their children and talk to them in a way that children can understand.

December 8th, 1-2pm

6. Child well-being and mental health - bringing it all together.

A review of the key messages from the previous five sessions, plus new information on child well-being and mental health. Applying this new knowledge to understand Henry and his family.

The aim of the course is to give you a deeper understanding of how separation and divorce can impact on children’s lives. At the end of the course you will:


  • Be better equipped to help your clients to “put the child’s needs first”.
  • Benefit from improved relationships with your clients
  • Improve your confidence in handling difficult issues so you can reduce your stress levels and improve your well being
  • Handle children cases more effectively
  • Enhanced your expertise and the reputation of your practice
  • 6 learning hours

What’s included?

This course is not just a series of webinars, it is a unique fresh approach to legal training that includes:

– A whole days’ worth of expert training spread over 6 sessions (6 learning hours) all accessible from the comfort of your workplace – wherever that may be. An opportunity to engage in live chat during sessions.

– Access to all live sessions and / or recordings so you can catch up if you miss one of the live sessions or wish to hear them again.

– A dedicated private forum where you can share thoughts and resources with your fellow delegates and also seek further insights from the course leader Dr Angharad Rudkin

– Handouts for each session including references and further reading.

– A copy of the book 101 questions answered about separating children in both print and digital editions

– Certificate of attendance.

Meet Angharad

Dr Angharad Rudkin MA(Oxon), AFBPsS is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 year’s experience of working with children and their families.

As well as being Consultant Editor on 101 Questions, Angharad has co-written parenting books (What’s My Child Thinking? and What’s My Teenager Thinking with Tanith Carey) and books for children (Find your Girl Squad with Ruth Fitzgerald and a guide for children on how to cope with divorce, due to be published in January 2020).

Angharad is a relationship expert for the Metro, and regularly appears on radio and TV to discuss child mental health and parenting.

She has consulted for Government bodies as well as private organisations around child well-being and worked at the University of Southampton where she was a lecturer for 12 years.

With Guest

Nicole Philips

Understanding the psychology of separation and divorce from the child’s perspective has not always been recognised as a vital part of skills training for professionals working with families, so I am delighted that the ‘What about Henry?’ course is here to fill that gap.

Associate, Family Law in Partnership

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This course is being administered by Bath Publishing