Courses & training on parental burnout

All the details about the courses & training on parental burnout by the Training Institute of Parental Burnout

Do you want to become an expert in parental burnout?


Have you encountered struggling parents in your line of work?

Parenting in the 21st century is a complex, stressful job, to the point where some parents are becoming burnt-out. These parents are looking for help, and they need the support of a well-trained professional. This is what we do with our courses & training on parental burnout.


You need resources and tools for diagnosing burnt-out parents?

The field of parental burnout is still new. You need reliable sources of information and practical tools to help your patients. This is what our courses & training on parental burnout provide.


Are you lacking the tools to support burnt-out parents? 

Although you are experienced and feel well-equipped for other types of psychological issues, you don’t know how to support exhausted parents in an optimal way. You are looking for clinical and practical tools to help parents with burnout. Our courses & training on parental burnout offer everything you need.


Do you wish to add another string to your bow?

You want to learn new things and you believe that parental burnout is a particularly interesting issue. You are in the right place.


Would you like to be identified as a professional expert in parental burnout? 

You are interested in joining a network of specifically-trained professionals and in being more easily found by parents and colleagues looking for parental burnout experts. Our students can join our global exclusive directory for parental burnout professionals.

If you are concerned by one of these questions and are looking for flexible courses & training on parental burnout to squeeze into a tight planning, we created this online training for you:

Parental Burnout: Diagnostic and Treatment

A special discount is available for students and for low or lower-middle-income countries.
Find out the conditions by clicking here.

By the end of this training course, you will have another string to your bow, you will have effective tools, and you will be listed on our International Parental Burnout Directory.

Our courses & training on parental burnout, what do they involve?

With our online courses & training on parental burnout we aim to teach professionals how to diagnose parental burnout, proceed with a differential diagnosis from job burnout, depression, and postnatal depression, understand the etiology and consequences of parental burnout, and offer quality support to parents to enable them restoring the balance between the stressors and resources in their parental role.

This training covers the following subjects:

– Sociological changes that made parenting more difficult in the 21st century
– Symptoms of parental burnout and differential diagnosis
– Biological markers of parental burnout
– Etiology of parental burnout
– Consequences of parental burnout on the parent and the children
– Parenting perfectionism
– Emotional competencies and stress management
– Organization and mental load
– Coparenting
– Childrearing practices
– Medical aspects of the treatment
– And many more …


More information about what you will get:

-Complete expertise on the subject
-Videos containing up-to-date scientific findings
-Downloadable and online tools
-Exercises and activities to use with parents
-An educational and friendly training scheme
-A certificate from the Training Institute for Parental Burnout
-Free listing on our International Parental Burnout Directory
-And more …

The content:

Being a parent in the 21st century

There’s no doubt that parental exhaustion has existed throughout history. But the developments made throughout the second half of the 20th century have made parenting more complex. In the 21st century, therefore, parents face pressures that are unprecedented!


The symptoms of parental burnout

Frequently, with all the issues everybody has to deal with, parenting can be considered stressful. But what are the differences between “ordinary” stress and parental burnout? How do we get from stress to burnout? What are the symptoms of parental burnout? This theoretical content is illustrated by several accounts from burnt-out parents.


Diagnosing parental burnout

As a professional, it is imperative that you have a diagnostic tool for parental burnout. This allows you to assess not only the presence of symptoms but also the severity of burnout. You will see first how the Parental Burnout Assessment (PBA) was developed and validated, then how it can help you in your work.


Parental burnout etiology

How do certain parents come to exhaust themselves and burn out? At the heart of the etiology of parental burnout is a prolonged imbalance between too many prolonged stressors (or risk factors), and not enough resources with which to address them.


Consequences of parental burnout

This disorder is very detrimental not only to the parent themselves but also to the couple and the children. In particular, suicidal thoughts, child neglect, and parental violence lie at the heart of this suffering. The consequences of this issue are illustrated by accounts from both burnt-out parents and children of burnt-out parents.


A differential diagnosis for parental burnout

Certainly, parental burnout is a specific issue. Despite sharing certain characteristics with depression or anxiety, it is very important to make an accurate diagnosis.


Revealing the diagnosis of parental burnout

Which are the pros and cons of revealing the diagnosis of parental burnout? This is the question that professionals must ask themselves as they support parents going through psychological distress.


Preventing parental burnout

This is of major importance given the parental burnout consequences for the parent, their partner, and their children. For this reason, professionals have a key role to play in identifying the first signs of exhaustion, emotional distancing, and loss of enjoyment in parenthood.


Gender and parenting

Do men and women experience parenthood in the same way? Are both mothers and fathers at risk of suffering burnout in their parenting role? This question of gender is key and unavoidable.


The myths surrounding parental burnout

Unfortunately, it is very easy to have misconceptions about parental burnout! Our research has revealed counter-intuitive evidence on several occasions. So, let’s debunk the myths!

Listening and letting the pain out

Mothers and fathers in parental burnout often have feelings of shame and guilt. Therefore, the first step of any treatment is to let the pain out. For this reason, professionals need active listening skills, which are indispensable. An expert in a person-centered approach will explain this part.


Managing the need for physiological recovery

Some of the integral problems of the burnout process are sleep and diet. How can we address and manage them? Two experts in sleep and diet respectively will give this part of the training. They will explain how nutrition, sleep, and stress are linked, and how to break certain vicious circles.


Targeting the risks and resources around which to center the treatment

Commonly, there are many risks and resource factors. Treating parental burnout involves setting the priorities and the factors around which to center the treatment according to each parent’s situation. It is important to understand how to choose them.


Treating personal factors

The gaps between our real selves and our “perfect” selves in parenting, managing stress, and our different identities, are personal factors that play a key role in parental burnout. How do we work on these with parents? An expert in self-compassion will complete this part.


Parental cognitions and behavior

Burnt-out parents often have high standards linked to the concept of positive parenting. Professionals need to support them in nurturing their sense of competence and in making quality time with their children.


Family factors

Often, recovering from parental burnout implies getting more support. What are the ways to best share tasks with the co-parent(s)? How to reach an agreement on educational values? In which forms can family routines be installed to reduce the mental load? An expert in home organization and mental load performs this part.


Environmental factors

Coming out of isolation as a parent also means making use of social support. Distancing oneself from external social pressures is also a core concept of this treatment.


Medical treatment

Do professionals need to medicate a burnt-out parent? When is there a need for hospitalization? Working in partnership with the medical sector is extremely important.

Please note:

Parental Burnout: Diagnostic and Treatment training is not a substitute for medicine, psychology, education, or health training but a supplement for them.
It is down to the responsibility and ethics of each professional not to improvise “burnout therapy” without the required qualification.
The level of expertise that you will develop will be proportional to your involvement in the training!

Who is this training for?

The training Parental Burnout: Diagnostic and Treatment is reserved for holders of a diploma in psychology, psychotherapy, medicine (general practitioners, pediatricians, or psychiatrists), nursing, marital and family counseling, or family mediation. If you are interested in the course but do not hold one of the above-mentioned diplomas, we invite you to complete the following application form before registering (otherwise the certification will be refused).

This course is especially for you if you are:

  1. Looking for ongoing training, 
  2. Comfortable with theoretically and empirically grounded content,
  3. An independent learner,
  4. Unable to attend in-person training due to time or mobility constraints.

However, you should not register if you:

  1. Have no solid training in psychology, medicine, education, or health sciences,
  2. Know that you will not have the time to watch the videos and complete the exercises,
  3. Are not truly motivated to develop new expertise,
  4. Only are motivated by the idea to be identified as an expert professional.

Frequently asked questions about our courses & training on parental burnout:


1) When do the courses & training begin?

 You can start and access our courses & training on parental burnout at any time you want after you have signed up. You will have 24/7 access to the training for a duration of 90 days. 


2) What is the format of the courses & training on parental burnout?

We provide 100% online training courses. Therefore, with your login, you can sign in to the training platform from anywhere and for as many times as you like. You can watch the videos and read the documents online, or you can also download the exercises and manuals.


3) How long does it take?

Altogether, the 30 videos last 7.5 hours. In addition, there are several suggested exercises, that you can do at your own rhythm. The training lasts a maximum of three months and includes two modules: 1 – Understanding and Diagnosing, 2 – Treating. You can access both as and when you progress. Once you have registered, you will have access to the introduction and the first module.


4) Where are the courses & training on parental burnout?

Everything is hosted on a web platform to which you will get access once you register. You will receive all of the instructions right after you sign up.


5) The access to the platform, how long does it last?

Your access lasts 90 days.


6) In terms of time, how much is it required to follow the training?

You need to plan to set aside between two to three hours a week to watch the videos, complete the exercises and become familiar with the training content. It is important to arrange a time for the training every week. Consequently, you will be able to make connections between the training elements and acquire the expected skills.


7) Once signed up, what do I get?

Registered trainees will get over 30 videos and seven hours of exclusive content with Professor Mikolajczak & Professor Roskam; videos with nutrition, sleep, mental load, and active listening experts; downloadable and online diagnostic tools; specific exercises to complete with parents; a platform accessible for 90 days!

How much does it cost?


The price of this full training is €539 (excl. tax)*

There is a 50% discount for students. To receive your discount code, send a request along with a scan of your student card to:
A special discount is available for low and lower-middle-income countries. To determine if you are eligible, please refer to this list of countries (as per the World Bank Country Classification). To benefit from this discount, please register here
 Discounts are also available for group purchases of four or six training places: perfect for training as a team!


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