Workforce development, Children's Services

Hampshire Educational Psychology also delivers a number of centre-based courses for Hampshire County Council Workforce Development Team (WDT). These courses are available to be purchased by school staff and are available free of charge to staff in Children’s Services. Please be aware that some courses have pre-requisite course requirements i.e. attendance at an introductory course. In addition, some courses are only available to people in certain job roles i.e. designated teachers.

Please follow the links for more information about the courses and their requirements.

Attachment Theory and Intervention
Understand the impact of attachment on child development; underlying needs in relation to insecure attachment & behaviour; approaches to improve positive attachment relationships between children & carers.

Conciliation Skills - Effective Mediation and Negotiation in Work with Families 
This two day course gives practitioners knowledge and understanding of the underlying skills involved in negotiation and mediation, and the confidence to use these skills with families.

Introduction to Child Development
This course aims to provide a general overview of child development, and highlight some of the current messages from research and relate to practice.

Eating disorders – working with
This two day course is intended to give an overview of eating disorders to enable practitioners to recognise signs and symptoms, and to respond appropriately.

Foster Care: Cool Calm and Connected
A two-session workshop offering Newly Approved Foster Carers practical tools for understanding looked-after children’s emotional needs and positive techniques for responding to their behavioural challenges.

Motivating the unmotivated
This two day course gives practitioners new skills to engage, motivate and achieve outcomes with hard-to-reach young people and families.

Relationships building brains: Readiness for learning - Developing level
This course consists of four half day training sessions focusing on Personal, Social and Emotional Development. It is co-delivered by an Educational Psychologist and a member of the Advisory Team. It will deepen Practitioner understanding of how to support learning and behaviour effectively; there will be regular opportunities to engage in professional dialogue about outstanding early years practice; and the overarching principles of the EYFS and statutory requirements will be regularly referenced.

Self harm - working with
This two day course is intended to give an overview of self harm to enable practitioners to recognise signs and symptoms, and to respond appropriately.

Solution Focused Approaches
This two day course gives practitioners an understanding of the basic principles of Solution Focused work plus the skills and techniques necessary to do solution focused work with hard to help clients.

Supporting children and young people in dealing with bereavement and loss
A one day course for participants who may support a child or young person who may be bereaved.

Teenage Psychology
This course explores aspects of social, emotional and cognitive development for teenagers within the context of recent Neuropsychological research

Working With Children with Language Impairment in the Mainstream Setting
This popular course is for Special Education Needs Coordinator's (SENCos), Teachers and Teaching Assistants to help them to work more effectively with children who have Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). In order to gain their certificate (pass the course), participants will complete a written portfolio about a specific child in their setting with SLCN.

Working with families using a Cognitive Behavioural approach
This two day course gives practitioners an understanding of the basic principles of a cognitive behavioural approach, and the skills and techniques necessary to use this approach with families.