REGISTRATIONS CLOSED - Incredible Years Basic Training

Incredible Years Basic Training in Taupo on 21st, 22nd and 23rd June 2016

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 9th May 2016.

The Werry Centre workforce development programme is delighted to host the basic three-day group leader training for delivery of The Incredible Years® Parenting Programme. This workshop is intended for professionals who are working with families of young children (including those with significant behavioural difficulties) and who wish to deliver The Incredible Years® parenting programme.

Incredible Years® Training Workshop:

This 3-day workshop will provide –

  • an outline of programme content. Incredible Years® is designed to promote positive parent-child relationships and to assist parents in managing children’s behaviour difficulties. Programme content covered in this training workshop includes: play, praise, academic, social and emotional coaching, positive reinforcement, limit setting, natural and logical consequences, problem-solving and effective communication skills.
  • opportunities to develop the basic facilitation skills required for delivering the Incredible Years® Parenting programme. Training will explore the group therapy processes involved in this programme, including working collaboratively with parents, exploring and teaching parenting methods and effective ways to engage with and support parents who are struggling.
  • The Incredible Years® book – A Troubleshooting Guide for Parents of Children 2-8 Years will be supplied as well as a workbook for the workshop.

Training will enable Group Leaders to deliver -

The Incredible Years® Toddler Programme (1 – 3 years)

The Incredible Years® Pre-School Programme (3 - 6 years)

(Note: An additional update day is required to deliver the School Age Programme (specifically focused for the older age group, 9 - 12 years) and the Baby Programme (0 - 12 months). This 3 day training is a prerequisite for attending all Update Days).

There is an expectation that those who attend this training will go on to work towards Accreditation in the programme. Information regarding Accreditation will be provided at the workshop.

Group leader manuals and resources are not provided at the 3 day training. Additional books and programme materials such as leader manuals, DVDs, parent handouts, etc. can be purchased directly from the Incredible Years® USA website.

More information about Basic Trainings can be found as below:

Incredible Years NZ website

Incredible Years® USA website


Tuesday 21st June 2016 to Thursday 23rd June 2016
Venue will be confirmed when registration has closed
Phone number: 
09 923 4022 and 09 923 1148
There is no charge for this workshop. Light refreshments will be served. Vegetarian options will be available.

Tania Anstiss

Who Should Attend: 

We recommend this training for clinicians/therapists with a background in social work, psychology, counselling, nursing, teaching, occupational therapy, family therapy or child and adolescent psychiatry. A good understanding of parenting, child development and knowledge of group work processes will maximise this training experience. This is an intensive, practical training workshop over 3 full days, and there is an expectation that those attending will fully participate in the skills-based training. Attendance at all 3 days is required to complete the training.

Other Information: 

Please apply as soon as possible as workshop places are strictly limited. Applications will close when the workshop is full, however if the minimum numbers are not reached 4 weeks prior to the workshop date it may be postponed or cancelled accordingly.

Note that registration is not a confirmation of acceptance onto the training.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 9th May 2016.

Confirmation of placements on training will be sent after this date.

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