A research-based program for those who work with children, parents and families - helping parents to make a positive project out of themselves and reduce their anxious focus on their children/young people

About Course 4 Level 2

This training is for those who want more in-depth learning about the Parent Hope/Project. It takes place after completing Course 3 Level 1.

It starts with an intensive, which was originally one day of group training. These 8 hours of training fits into a two-week timeframe. 

This course consolidates the application of the Parent Hope (or Confidence) interventions. It includes training to use the group format and the extension program for parents. 

Following the intensive, trainees continue to use the manualized program with parents and trial a parent group. They have access to a supervision group recording about extension sessions with parents. Live online webinars with a case presentation &  Q & A with Dr Jenny Brown support the learning.

At completion, within two months, Trainees can be listed as parent coaches and publicize their credentialing to provide this service. 

It is possible to move straight to the parent coach training without completing required theory training seminars if you have completed an in-depth training program in Bowen theory. Please email contact@parenthope.com.au to request an exemption, providing evidence of your previous training.

Pricing options

What to expect

  • Before key sections, there are some short surveys and quizzes.
  • The presentations will regularly have a PAUSE AND REFLECT  break. This allows you to submit reflections on questions about training material and discussions.
  • To proceed to the next section, you will have submitted your reflections in the boxes provided.
  • Some sections will pause for you to practice the use of the manuals actively. You will get more out of the training if you break to find someone to role play with before resuming the course.
  • At the end of the completed course, there is an assignment to submit based on a case example.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before you begin

    • Confirm completion of courses 1-3

    • Download the Workbook for Level 2 Course 4

    • Download your digital manuals

    • Community Learning Hub

  • 2

    Level 2 Course 4: Section 9

    • Introductory Survey

    • Initial Learning Objective Assignment

    • Learning Hub Reflections

    • Part 1: Revision of guiding principles & change process

    • Pause and Reflect

    • Part 2: Managing self as a parent coach

    • Pause and Reflect

    • Part 3: The anxiety of progress

    • Pause and Reflect

    • Part 4: Variations in parents capacities

    • Pause and Reflect

    • Part 5: Group discussion

  • 3

    Section 10: Coach staying on track

    • Part 1: Demonstration role play - the anxious parent

    • Pause and Reflect

    • Part 2: Practice role play - Keeping on track

    • Pause and Reflect

    • Part 3: Discussion

    • Learning Hub Reflections

  • 4

    Section 11: Review session – Part 2 option – the Parent Confidence Project - Group guidelines

    • Part 1: Review session & part 2 option

    • Pause and Reflect

    • Part 2: Extension questions and family of origin exploration (part 3 starts in this section at 7:54)

    • Pause and Reflect

    • Part 3: Role play extension questions (currently in part 2- 7:54 )

    • Pause and Reflect

    • Part 4: Discussion of review session

    • Pause and Reflect

  • 5

    Section 12: Final section - using parent resources- theory principles- wrap up

    • Part 1: Group Role Play

    • Pause and Reflect

    • Part 2: Discussion of Group process - Parent Project resources - Bowen's therapy principles

    • Pause and Reflect

    • Part 3: Theory as a guide and setting a pilot project

    • Pause and Reflect

    • Part 4: Wrap Up

    • Quiz

    • Survey

  • 6

    Supervision 5

    • Supervision Session 5, Review & Group

    • Supervision Session 5 Reflection

    • Survey

    • End of Course 4 Assignment