Training Services

Drawing on many years of experience in her work, Jill is a sought after trainer and speaker. Following a decade of academic teaching in counselling and in dispute resolution for which she won awards for her teaching style and curriculum design, Jill has gone on to run her own professional training seminars in family dispute resolution work (FDR) and child participation.

Jill regularly teaches at the Otago University Law faculty and works closely with the Children’s Issues Centre at Otago University on issues of child participation in family law.

She offers individual and group supervision and is currently developing a series of webinars for other professionals.

Jill has a wonderful teaching style and I often hear her voice as I continue to develop my practice.Course Participant
An excellent trainer with clear communication and the ability to translate theory into practice in an innovative and enjoyable way.Course Participant
The delivery of theory integrated with practical experience made this a very professional training.Course Participant
Jill has a powerful and engaging interest in her subject. We all learnt so much.Course Participant

Courses for Professionals in the Field

Three day intensive course in child inclusion in dispute resolution:

  • This certified course draws on current empirical research and can be delivered in the work place or on site
  • The course is driven by a knowledge base of family systems, attachment theory, child psychological development, narrative, psychodynamic and behavioural perspectives and family law
  • The skill base is grounded in clinical application and explores case study material

The course includes:

  • Tools and resources provided for assessment of parental capacity and child participation
  • Guest speakers in law and psychology
  • Restricted numbers of participants per course
  • Reading material and manual provided
  • Supervision services for individuals and groups
  • Dissemination of current research material