Step Parenting Workshop



This is a research based programme written by Professor Lisa Doodson that has been specifically designed for individuals and couples in stepfamilies. It offers support and advice on a range of problems common to many  stepfamilies. The course is delivered as a single one day course. The workshops are run by Lisa and include a mix of presentations, exercises and group discussions.

Topics Covered within the workshops

  • Identifying stepfamily myths and realities
  • Developing realistic expectations 
  • Reducing ambiguity and clarifying roles
  • Developing a strong couple relationship
  • Balancing costs and rewards in your relationship
  • Learning to effectively co-parent
  • Identifying positive step parenting styles
  • Learning to use effective communication
  • Dealing with stress and anxiety

Next Scheduled Courses

Due to covid-19 no courses are currently planned.  Please contact me if you have any questions or I can help further ( 

Comments from recent course attendees

'Lisa has offered me invaluable, friendly support and has given me achievable  coping strategies to deal with what felt, at times, like an unchangeable  situation.  Things looked much brighter immediately after seeing her  for the first time and she has made me feel much calmer and happier than  I have done for ages'.        
                                                                                                                SH, London, March 2016
'I found Lisa's knowledge and experience of the stepparenting field  invaluable to me, also exchanging views and 'hints and tips' with other  stepparents has been really helpful.'                                                                                               Susan,  Reading, Sep 2015

'This is just a quick update to tell you how much your step parenting course  that we attended in February helped us. I think that the children growing up and becoming more mature has also been a factor, but without your course we would still be in a muddle. We are having more fun as a  family and I am pleased to say that my husband and my youngest son are actually enjoying each others company'                                                                 Christina,  London, April 2012

How to Book

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Step Parenting Workshop (50% deposit)

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A 1 day course located in London,  offering research based advice and support to step parents. Please only select this payment if you have spoken with Lisa and confirmed your place on the next course.