Incredible Years Parent Autism | Group leader training

Start Date
Tue, 13 February 2024 - 9:00 am
End Date

This in-person 3-day basic training workshop for delivery of the Incredible Years® Autism Parenting programme is facilitated by Dianne Lees and Lucy Gregory  

This workshop is intended for professionals who will be delivering the Incredible Years® Parenting Autism programme for families with children aged two to five years.


Training dates - you must attend all days in full

  • Tuesday 13th February 2024
  • Wednesday 14th February 2024
  • Thursday 15th February 2024


Session times

All sessions will start promptly at 9.00am and finish at 4.00pm. Registration opens at 8.30am on each day.

Who should attend?

This workshop covers in depth the Autism Spectrum and Language Delays Parent programme for parents of children ages 2–5 years old. Group leaders attending this training should have prior experience working with children on the Autism spectrum or their families. It is recommended that group leaders attending this training have previously attended the Basic Parent Group Leader Training and have experience running Incredible Years® groups. This workshop will train group leaders to deliver the Autism Spectrum and Language Delays programme in a parent group setting. This new programme can be used as a stand-alone, following the 14-16 session protocol for a group of parents all of whom have children on the Autism Spectrum or with language delays. It can also be used by group leaders delivering the Toddler or Basic Preschool IY Programs as a supplement if there are parents in the group with children on the Autism Spectrum or with language delays. 

This is an intensive, practical training workshop over three days.  'Completion of training' certificates will be given to attendees who attend the full course, and all sessions must be attended. 

There is an expectation that those who attend this training continue to work towards accreditation in the programme. Information regarding accreditation is provided at the workshop. 

Commitment required from the practitioner

  • Attend all three days – if you are unable to attend the three days, please do not register.
  • Manager’s support for attendance at the full three days' training and subsequent consultation days and fidelity workshops.
  • Agreement to ongoing communication with Whāraurau on your accreditation pathway plan, support opportunities and progression.
  • Ongoing co-delivery of the IY Parenting programme with another IY-trained practitioner from your organisation.

Please note that you are registering your interest for this event. Places are limited and will be allocated after discussion with MOE as part of the selection process. Confirmation of training places will be confirmed via email after the closing date. 

Cost: There is no charge for this workshop and catering will be provided. 

More information about basic trainings can be found below

Incredible Years® USA website

For enquiries about this event, please contact Jennie Gan:

[email protected]

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Dianne Lees

Incredible Years | Mentor, Peer coach Parent Programme

Dianne is a clinical psychologist with many years of experience working with children and families.

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