“Those to whom the separating parents turn have a vital role to play in understanding the family needs and ensuring they access the right support” Family Solutions Group Recommendation November 2020
In response to the Family Solutions Group (FSG) report the Institute of Family Therapy and FLiP Faculty have developed ReFLEx Training, a series of CPD video-learning resources designed to help family law professionals take a more holistic approach to acting for their clients.
By reflecting on the broader emotional and psychological issues at play we aim to provide you with a range of essential skills that, in addition to your core legal knowledge, will allow you to excel at your role.
The first 6 workshops are now available:
#1: The impact of conflict on children: Lia Younes is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. In this workshop she outlines the psychological journey and consequences of divorce on all parties. (Trainer: Lia Younes)
#2: Listening: one of the hardest skills and yet one of the most important, this workshop will furnish you with the dos and don’ts of effective listening. (Trainers: GIllian Bishop and Andrew Pearce)
#3: The art of effective questions: different kinds of questions have different impacts and knowing how to frame them can be incredibly powerful. We explore what gets in the way of how they can be asked productively, and how to use them to smooth the process of relationships. (Trainers: Jeanne Ziminski and Joanne Jackson)
#4: The importance of Language: following the reports from the Family Solutions Group this workshop looks in detail at why language matters in the family law world and how we can improve our communications for he benefit of our clients and their families. (Trainers: Helen Adam and Andrew Pearce)
#5: Boundaries: do you know where and what your boundaries are? This workshop explores boundaries in depth, how they can sometimes catch us unawares and how we can learn to set and maintain them effectively. (Trainers: Rachel Watson, Catherine Rodger, Lucy Robertson-Richie and Gillian Bishop)
#6: Child Development: this workshop looks in detail at how we all develop from in utero to early adulthood. Providing comprehensive information and plenty of practical tips this workshop helps make dealing with child arrangements more bespoke and child focussed. (Trainer: Lia Younes)
Each course may be purchased for £114.00 inclusive of VAT (£95 + VAT) each. If you buy the three separate courses at the same time this will be at the discounted rate of £300.00 inclusive of VAT (£250 + VAT).
If you are interested in a block booking for your team please contact us directly on: [email protected] We will be happy to assist, provide you with a quote and an explanation of how this will work.
Relationship Dynamics; Attachment and Systems theories and how they impact all relationships; and Dealing with Conflict.
These courses will be released over the course of the Autumn term 2023.
The ReFLEx Skills Diploma
For those interested in developing an even greater understanding of these areas, deeper level workshops are in development which will lead to a ReFLEx Skills Diploma.
Topics which these further workshops will cover include topics such as:
Identifying and Dealing with Psychological Issues (the danger of labelling); Use of the Genogram; The Importance of Story; Safeguarding and Screening; Referrals to other Professionals; Vicarious Trauma; Introduction to Reflective Practice
Bundle: courses 1 to 33 Courses
An opportunity to purchase the first three courses at a discounted rate
Bundle: courses 4 to 63 Courses
An opportunity to purchase the second three courses at a discounted rate
#1: The impact of conflict and divorce on children
Lia Younes is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. In this workshop she outlines the psychological journey and consequences of divorce on all parties. All prices are inclusive of VAT
#2: Listening workshop
This workshop will explore different listening approaches and scenarios and the psychology behind different tools and techniques to enhance relationships. All prices are inclusive of VAT.
#3: The art of effective questions
How different kinds of questions have different kinds of impact and are so useful. We explore what gets in the way of how they can be asked productively, and how to use them to smooth the process of relationships. All prices are inclusive of VAT.
The impact of language on your practice and relationship with clients.
Why boundaries are such an important part of family lawyer’s work.
#6: Child Development
Lia Younes describes the changes children experience as they grow older.
FLiP Faculty has developed a range of courses aimed at supporting Family Lawyers in their work including training people to act as supervisors in the field. For more information about FLiP Faculty please see their website