Online Course: Understanding attachment

Online course:


Who is it for?

The Solihull Approach online course ‘Understanding attachment’ is for practitioners working with children, families and adults.

The aim of this course is to:

What does it include?

Introduction to attachment theory (key concepts, phases and timing of attachment development), the quality of an attachment (the Strange Situation, types of attachment), developments in attachment theory, attachment and the Solihull Approach, epigenetics and attachment.

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How does it relate to the Solihull Approach model?

For those who have completed the Solihull Approach 2 Day Foundation course, this online course will enable extra layers of depth, helping both ways: increasing understanding of the model and its applications as well as using the concepts to illuminate an understanding of attachment. It will help move theory into practice.

This is a Solihull Approach Advanced training. This course will contribute to Solihull Advanced Trained Practitioner status.

For those who do not know about the Solihull Approach model, there is a brief introduction in this module and containment and reciprocity are mentioned throughout the course. To make the best use of all elements of the Course, it is an advantage to have completed the Solihull Approach 2 Day Foundation training. Your local area may put on the Solihull Approach 2 Day Foundation training or there are regular training in Solihull, West Midlands.

How long does the course take?

This course is not as long as a 30 credit Open University course, but neither is it as short as an online half hour mandatory fire training course. If you did it all at once, which we don’t recommend, it might take you at least four hours. We don’t recommend doing this course in one go because the advantage of doing a course online is that you have time in between Modules or Units to process your learning and to see it in the world.

This online course covers the same material as the face to face Solihull Approach Advanced training on ‘Understanding attachment’. The advantage of the face to face course is that you can discuss issues with other people and share examples. It is also easier to complete because you have booked out the day in your diary! The advantage of learning online is that you can stop and think at your own pace and look things up if you want to.

What does it cost?


Can I have a Multi User Licence to cover all my staff?

Yes you can! Give us a ring on 0121 296 4448. There are more online courses for staff: Understanding trauma and Understanding brain development. There are specific online courses for staff groups in high pressure environments: police, firefighters, ambulance and health staff, social care staff.

You can also buy multiple courses for several staff at a discount. Ring or contact us for details. 

Can I pay by credit/debit card?

Yes. Once you have created an account and submitted your application form, you will be offered the option to buy your course via credit/debit card. You will gain instant access to the course if your purchase is successful.

Can I pay by invoice?

Yes. You will need to purchase the course via the Shop>Order page on this website.

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There will be a short delay while we process your order (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) and send a ‘Discount Code’ to you (or the person identified under ‘Delivery Details’ if not you) for use at checkout after you have registered, completed an application form and clicked ‘Buy’ the course.

Can I buy the course on a credit/debit card on behalf of someone else?

Yes, via the Shop>Order page on this website.

Or click here and select ‘Credit Card’ at the Checkout. Under ‘Delivery Details’, please enter the details of the person for whom you wish to buy the course. There will be a short delay while we process your order (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) and send the recipient a ‘Discount Code’ for use at checkout after they have registered, completed an application form and clicked ‘Buy’ the course.

Do I get a certificate and does it contribute to Solihull Approach Advanced Trained Practitioner status?

Yes and yes. To attain Advanced Trained Practitioner status, just send us a copy of your certificate together with certificates from two other Solihull Approach Advanced Trainings and your Solihull Approach 2 Day Foundation Training.

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