The Triple P System is supported by an evidence-based training program with a multi-disciplinary focus that assists professionals worldwide working with families across a range of service delivery modalities.
To date, over 55,000 practitioners from the fields of health, education, social services, childcare, general practice, telephone counseling, to name a few, have undertaken Triple P training in countries ranging from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, United States, England, Scotland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Curacao, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Iran.
Training and associated packages are offered across all levels of the intervention and are aimed at individual practitioners as well as larger scale adoption of Triple P within organisations. The uniqueness of the Triple P System has enabled Government and non-government agencies internationally to implement Triple P which has assisted in the building of intersectorial and multiagency linkages. At the same time, individual practitioners can also access training courses across the specific level/s of Triple P that best suit their needs.
Where do I start if I am an individual practitioner?
If you are an individual practitioner interested in becoming an Accredited Triple P Provider a range of training courses are available. These courses are aimed at assisting you to work with the majority of parents with children in the 0 to 16 years age range. Specialised courses have also been developed to meet the needs of different client groups (eg., indigenous families; families with children with a disability) and treatment modalities (eg., group, individual, and telephone delivery).
Training may be accessed by attending courses based at Triple P International’s Head Office in Australia or we may be able to put you in touch with other organisations arranging training within your area. Alternatively, you may be interested in approaching your own organisation and canvassing for your colleagues to be trained in Triple P so that a consistent approach can be adopted within your organisation in working with families.
Overview of Triple P Provider Training.
A series of accredited training courses for professionals interested in Triple P are available. The courses offer training in various levels of intervention for practitioners working in universal through to specialist services. Courses are skills-based and involve training in the theoretical and professional skills required to implement the program effectively with families.
A variety of instructional methods are used, including didactic presentations, video and live demonstrations of strategies, simulated practice of consultation skills in small groups, feedback, clinical problem solving exercises, and the provision of recommended readings and participant notes.
A competency-based accreditation process has been developed that requires practitioners to demonstrate their proficiency in program delivery and their knowledge and understanding of the principles upon which the program is based. The University of Queensland provides a certificate of accreditation to practitioners who have completed the training and accreditation requirements.
What is the most suitable course for me?
The first question to ask yourself is how do you typically work with families (ie individually, groups, brief consultations, intensively), or how do you intend delivering Triple P in the future? Secondly, who are the parents you intend to target (ie parents of children 0 to 12 years; parents of teenagers; parents of children with a disability; or parents at risk of maltreating their children). A variety of training courses are available. Perhaps a combination of courses best suit your professional needs.
As Triple P Provider Training courses are offered only to professional practitioners, post-secondary qualifications are required in Health, Education, or Social Services. Practitioners should have some knowledge of child/ adolescent development and have some experience working with families.
Please note: some Triple P training courses have Triple P prerequisites. For more information please refer to the Triple P Provider Training Options table.