Outline for the 2-day Life Story Work course delivered online - for social care organisations  - suitable for foster carers, adopters, social workers, family support workers or therapists. 




The training will be delivered in 4 practice modules. This can either be across 2 consecutive days with a morning (930-12.00) session and an afternoon session (1.15-3.45) or one day one week and one day the next. Delegates must be available for and complete all sessions. This is to maximise engagement online but also to allow for opportunities in between the modules for experiential practice. Delegates will be expected to do this practice independently and to feedback at the next practice session about their experience. Practicing the direct work exercises and self-reflection is critical to developing as a life story practitioner – if you are expecting a young person to engage in the work, you really ought to know how it feels for yourself.


Further information about the programme can be found on the Life Story Work page on this site.




For organisations who can access ZOOM for training, this is our preferred delivery option and is the online platform that we have chosen to invest in. We will have capacity for up to 100 people for commissioned webinars but, for this training, groups of 15-20 are still preferable. In larger groups you lose the capacity for workers to bring and have help with thinking about current life story dilemmas which is critical at this stage of introductory training.



Each practice session will comprise a combination of teaching using a PowerPoint presentation, pre-recorded video demonstrations and small group work using the Breakout rooms facility. If as an organisation you are not able to use ZOOM and would prefer the training to be delivered using another platform it must have this facility for small group work. Please feel free to contact us for more discussion about this option as we are still adapting to virtual working.




We are pleased to confirm that the charge for the online training will remain the same.  The equivalent of a 2-day programme will cost £1700. The overall cost to the commissioning organisation will be lower than usual as there will be no additional travel, subsistence, and accommodation or room hire costs.



Other options?


Further brief (2 hour) online training modules are in development and can be commissioned independently. They all support the life story work process and ASYE programme at a cost of £450 per session.


·       Working with adolescents – overcoming the challenges by understanding the adolescent brain


·       Working with loss and the ‘missing’ in life story work


·       Engaging parents/carers in life story work


·       Creative ideas for assessment with vulnerable families #


·       Creative ideas for building protective behaviours #




# also available as the equivalent of a one or 2 day course.