Certificate Description

The Certificate in Parent Education provides Adlerian theory and best practice in parent education through both academic and experiential learning.

Participants are provided a certificate of completion after completing the 8 week course. This program provides skills and tools to conceptualize and offer parenting support, and enhance counselling, social work, teaching and parenting practices.

Those seeking full certification to become a Certified Parenting Facilitator (CPF) and facilitate their own workshops can complete the necessary requisites. The CPF credential indicates that the recipient has met all of the standards and requirements for the practice of Adlerian Parenting Education in the Province of British Columbia. The credential is awarded by The Alfred Adler Institute and recognized by Adlerian peers and practitioners through the Adlerian Psychology Association of BC.

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Courses

A total of 4 credits (each credit = 12 hrs class time) is required to complete the certificate.

  • Introduction to Adlerian Psychology (2 credits)
  • Introduction to Basic Principles of Adlerian Parenting (1 credit)
  • Basic skills in Adult Education (0.5 credit)
  • Group Dynamics/Group Facilitation Skills (0.5 credit)

Assessment

Courses are assessed entirely on a “Pass” or “No Pass” basis with competency feedback. Students may also be issued a “Remediation” which will specify additional work, or alteration of existing work, before a final grade is issued.

Certified Parenting Facilitator (CPF)

To become a Certified Parenting Facilitator (CPF) to facilitate workshops, applicants will need to:

  • Pass all 4 courses in the Certificate in Parent Education
  • Be an Adlerian Psychology Association of BC (APABC) member in good standing
  • Co-Facilitate an Adlerian Parenting program such as STEP or Positive Discipline
  • Provide a recent Criminal Record Check
  • Attend an in-person interview with the Program Director

Cost

$1330 (including non-refundable registration fee of $150)

Location

SFU Harbour Centre & the Adler Centre

  • What is a Certified Parenting Facilitator?

    A Certified Parenting Facilitator CPF credential indicates that the recipient has met all of the standards and requirements for the practice of Adlerian Parenting Education in the Province of British Columbia. The credential is awarded by The Alfred Adler Institute and recognized by Adlerian peers and practitioners through the Adlerian Psychology Association of BC.

  • Can I use this course to become a Certified Parenting Facilitator (CPF)?

    Yes. To be a Certified Parenting Facilitator, you will need to complete the following requisites:

    • Pass all 4 courses in the Certificate in Parent Education
    • Be an Adlerian Psychology Association of BC (APABC) member in good standing
    • Co-Facilitate an Adlerian Parenting program such as STEP or Positive Discipline
    • Provide a recent Criminal Record Check
    • Attend an in-person interview with the Program Director
  • How long does it take to complete the Certificate in Parent Education?

    The program is 8 weeks total. The program consists of:

    • 4 weeks: Introduction to Adlerian Psychology
    • 2 weeks: Introduction to Basic Principles of Adlerian Parenting
    • 2 weeks: Basic skills in Adult Education & Group Dynamics/Group Facilitation Skills
  • I don’t want to facilitate workshops. Should I still take this certificate program?

    Yes. This program is useful for those seeking skills and tools to enhance their counselling and parenting practices. Also for those working with children and adolescents, couples and families in related fields such as teaching, social work, family support and parents in general. Using a holistic Adlerian approach, participants will learn the tools to both conceptualize and offer parenting support to those in need.