If you are a therapist or mental health professional interested in LC:
We teach therapists and mental health professionals how to integrate our evidence-based tools into the therapeutic context so that the adults they work with (parents, caregivers and other service providers) feel confident and are competent talking about any and all topics, including children’s everyday experiences, common challenges families face, and even traumatic life events. We use a structured approach to help therapists build caregivers’ capacity to provide emotional support and strengthen the adult-child connection. Our program builds children’s social and emotional competencies while addressing challenging child behaviors.
- In-person training (typically 2.5 days) will provide a comprehensive understanding of Let’s Connect as well as hands-on opportunities to practice the Let’s Connect strategies and skills. You will learn how to use live skills coaching in sessions with parents of children and adolescents. This training is highly interactive, engaging, and results in professionals developing proficiency in the Let’s Connect skills. We use video/audio excerpts from real cases, live-demonstrations, role play, and small group skills practice. Trainings are offered onsite at the Institute of Behavioral Sciences in Boulder, Colorado. We can schedule off-site trainings at your agency to accommodate larger groups and whole systems of care.
- Follow-up consultation calls (12 calls within 6 months) will provide ongoing support for clinicians as they use the Let’s Connect strategies with clients to ensure effective implementation. Let’s Connect consultation groups typically have 7 to 10 clinicians working together to create a learning community that focuses on clinician cases and skills practice. Consultation calls are web-based to facilitate live skills practice. We offer other implementation supports including individual consultation and access to an electronic library of resources and useful tools for providers.