A 6 week training programme (6 learning hours) delivered by Clinical Psychologist Dr Angharad Rudkin for professionals working with separating parents. This programme has been specifically written for family law solicitors/trainees, Paralegals, Mediators, Barristers, Chartered Legal Executives, Counsellors, Family Support Workers, Children’s Guardians, Family Court Advisors, Social Workers, Magistrates, Divorce Coaches and others.

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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…”

Thank you so much. So much food for thought. One of the best courses I have done for a long time and I have been doing family law for 23 years nearly! 

Suzanne Todd

Partner, Withers Worldwide


Themes & Dates

1. How do children and teens think?

Using the latest developmental research we explore what happens psychologically and emotionally during childhood and how this impacts on a young person's experience of divorce.

4. Cooperative parenting when separated.

Parenting is a challenging task at the best of times, but parenting cooperatively after a separation adds a great level of complexity. We will look at evidence based theories and models to help us understand and work with separated parents so that children get the care they need throughout the divorce and beyond.

2. What does Attachment actually mean?

We will look at the fundamentals of Attachment Theory and what this theory, and the evidence surrounding it, means for how we support families going through divorce.

5. The impact of conflict and absence on children.

We know that divorce can have a negative impact on children, but it is the specific factors around the divorce rather than the divorce per se that leads to this. Understanding these factors means we can formulate each family's individual needs so that we can effectively work with them.

3. Communication with children.

Children communicate in a variety of ways, and this session explores how to best listen and talk to children - and adults - so that we can understand their needs and offer the most effective support and guidance.

6. Child well-being and mental health.

We will review and summarise key information from the course and explore ways of putting this knowledge into practice.

Spring 2024

Wednesday 17th April, 1-2pm
Wednesday 24th April, 1-2pm
Wednesday 1st May, 1-2pm
Wednesday 8th May, 1-2pm
Wednesday 15th May, 1-2pm
Wednesday 22nd May, 1-2pm

Autumn 2024

Wednesday 6th November, 1-2pm
Wednesday 13th November, 1-2pm
Wednesday 20th November, 1-2pm
Wednesday 27th November, 1-2pm
Wednesday 4th December,1-2pm
Wednesday 11th December, 1-2pm

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:

  • have the knowledge and understanding to help your clients “put the child’s needs first”
  • benefit from greater insight into, and improved relationships with, your clients
  • improve your confidence in handling complex cases so you can maintain your well being
  • understand the emotional and psychological needs of children so that  you can manage child cases more effectively
  • have enhanced your expertise and the reputation of your practice
  • have undertaken 6 learning hours
  • Please call 07507 638508 if you have any questions.

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 or home.

– 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 or wish to hear them again.

– Handouts for each session including references and further reading.

– Badge for website/ or Certificate of attendance on completion.

About Angharad

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

As well as being Consultant Editor on ‘Separating With Children 101’ (3rd edition), Angharad has co-written parenting books including 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 The Split Survival Kit, a guide for children on how to cope with divorce.

Angharad regularly appears on radio and TV to discuss child mental health and parenting and was a relationship expert for the Metro for 8 years.

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

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Book your space

£260 per delegate

This course is being administered by Bath Publishing

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