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This in-depth, proven program is taught only by instructors certified by Gordon Training International. Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) is a 24 hour course, which comprises of 8 x 3 hour sessions. Participants have the opportunity to learn, practice and discuss the P.E.T. skills and explore how these apply to their individual situations. The course is run term by term throughout the year. Both day and evening sessions are available and are finalized according to participant availability.

Cost – $395 per person (this includes a workbook, the reference book ‘Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children’ and email/phone support for the duration of the course.)

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Melissa Strader

Jul 15, 2020 - Sep 2, 2020

Wellington Point, QLD


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Melissa Strader

Melissa Strader

Redlands, Brisbane and Gold Coast, QLD

Melissa is passionate about children and parenting! In fact, it was from her personal desire to parent well that her business, Enjoy Parenting was born. Her ongoing vision is to help parents, and teachers build stronger relationships with children based on connection and empathy. For it is only with happier parents that we will have happier children. Melissa supports families to achieve greater calmness and connection. Melissa has over 25 years of experience working with children, teachers and parents and is continuing to learn every day how to become a better parent to her own two children. She is proud to be an authorised Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) Instructor with Gordon Training International. Melissa is Reality Therapy Certified (RTC) with the William Glasser Institute of Australia and a registered teacher and Art Therapist.

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About ETIA

The Effectiveness Training Institute of Australia (ETIA) Ltd is a not-for-profit, community based organisation that is dedicated to making courses in communication and conflict resolution skills available and accessible to all people in Australia.

ETIA’s mission is to provide individuals with effective communication and conflict resolution skills to build connected, harmonious relationships.

Our inspiration and programs come from the late Dr Thomas Gordon who is the author and founder of Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) program and Gordon Training International (GTI).

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