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We offer Professional Coach Training designed primarily for individuals working with, or wishing to work with, parents of adolescents and young adults, as well as those looking to enhance their skill set. Our course “Coaching Parents of Adolescents and Young Adults” provides 40 hours of dynamic instruction and practicum experience for our participants, and focuses on developing competency in twelve foundational coaching skills. Students will receive recognition as a Certified Parent Coach. Our experienced and talented facilitators provide an interactive format in which students receive a great deal of practicum experience and feedback. 

Training occurs video conference lines, over the course of 15 to 20 weeks with some break weeks built in. PCTA provides a Zoom link for the classes. Small class sizes of no more than eight participants allow for individualized feedback and coaching practice. Our next course is confirmed to start on January 31st of 2024. This course is provided in English. The cost of the course is $3,500 and a $500 deposit (which is applied toward the course fee) is required to secure a space.  See below for registration information.  

Training Components Include:

  • Self study and written assignments

  • Class participation in role of coach and observer

  • Feedback and assessment of coach trainee

  • Recorded class and coaching sessions

  • Coach mentoring calls with class participants

Sample Topics Include:

  • Developing a trusting relationship with your client        

  • Engaging the client through powerful questioning

  • Creating awareness and exploring new solutions

  • Practicing clean, clear and concise communication

  • Inspiring the client to be a more effective parent

A Parent Coach Certificate is issued upon     successful completion of the following:

  • 32 hours of interactive teleclass

  • Written assignments for each of the 12 chapter studies

  • A written examination

  • Demonstrated competency of the coaching skills through teleclass sessions

  • Demonstrated competency of the coaching skills during final practicum exam

This course is facilitated by Colin Cass, Mary Hickey and Barb Cass with guest appearances by Vicki Jones.  Please see the About Us page for additional information about the instructors.  

Registration: Applicants must submit a participant questionnaire, a signed contract, and a learning agreement to enroll in the course.  A deposit of $500 is required to hold a space. This is applied toward the total program fee of $3,500 which is due two weeks prior to the start of the course.  No refunds will be offered if a cancellation occurs within 14 days of the start date.  Payment plans may be available on a case by case basis.  A link to the course materials will be made available to participants after the course fees have been paid in full, within two weeks prior to the course start date. 


For information about upcoming courses and registration please contact Colin Cass at

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