Certified Incredible Years® Trainers
Incredible Years® Trainers are authorized to lead workshops nationally and internationally and to do ongoing consultation with therapists, group leaders, and mentors regarding parent, teacher and child programs. They have been trained by founder Dr. Carolyn Webster-Stratton, and work closely with her in regard to program implementation and ongoing research.
Certified/Accredited Incredible Years® TrainersJulie Anderson
(Trainer) Parent Programs: Baby, Toddler/Preschool, School Age, and Advance
Julie Anderson is a social worker and was previously a research coordinator at the Parenting Clinic at the University of Washington. Julie has led parenting groups for the past 20 years beginning with the Partners Project, a collaborative project between the Parenting Clinic and Puget Sound ESD Head Start. She has experience with both the Basic, School age, Advance and Baby parenting programs. Additionally, Julie has over 35 years of experience with children and families in child welfare, child protective services, and as a social worker in elementary schools and preschools including Head Start.
Parent Programs (Baby, Toddler/Preschool, School Age, Advance) Sue Evans
(Trainer) Parent Program, Dina Program, Teacher Program
Dr. Sue Evans is Consultant Child Psychologist, Lead for Parenting and Children's Social Competence Programmes with Powys Teaching Health Board (Powys THB). She is clinical and strategic lead for the IY and other evidence based programmes in Powys, working with all of the agencies in Powys' Children and Young People's Partnership. Sue regularly delivers a range of IY programmes herself and offers training and supervision to others, as part of a local strategic IY plan, to support delivery of the programmes with fidelity. Sue has visited Seattle a number of times and has worked with Professor Webster-Stratton on the IY Parent and Dina programmes and more recently on the IY ASD programme.
She has held her current post with Powys THB since 2005 and before that worked for many years as an Educational Psychologist both in Powys and in England. Her doctoral work involved the development of solution focused, collaborative consultation groups for teachers.
Sue led a team that won the 2012 NHS Wales award for ‘Working Seamlessly Across Organisations’ in developing the IY programmes in Powys. Sue is an honorary lecturer at Bangor University and supports training and research work across Wales linked with the Centre for Evidence Based Early Intervention. Sue has had a number of publications.
Parent Programs (Baby, Toddler/Preschool, Home Coaching, Autism) Siri Gammelsaeter
(Trainer) Parent Program (Toddler/Preschool), (Mentor) Peer Coach Training Program
Clinical child psychologist. Leader of the team working with The Incredible Years Program in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic In Trondheim, Norway. She is a certified group leader in the parent program, and has worked with parent groups since 2000. She has worked with Dr. Moerch as a supervisor for the parent group leaders in the Norwegian research trial. She has now started her training as a group leader in the Dinosaur treatment program for children. Her earlier work experience is as a school psychologist and as a clinical psychologist in the psychiatric outpatient clinic for children and in different Childrens hospitals (somatic wards).
Parent Program (Toddler/Preschool, School Age), Peer Coach Training Judy Hutchings
(Trainer) Parent Programs: Toddler/Preschool, ADVANCE, (Mentor) Dina & Diana Treatment Programs, Teacher Program
For 37 years, until her retirement in 2000, Judy was an NHS Consultant Clinical Psychologist in North West Wales with responsibility for services for children with behavioural problems. She still retains an honorary contract with the Trust. From 1988 she held a joint appointment with Bangor University where she is the Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Early Intervention.
She has been running parenting programmes since 1976 and using the Incredible Years programmes since 1998. She supported the introduction of the parenting programme into preventive Sure Start services and introduced the child and teacher programmes into Wales. She has undertaken a number of research projects on aspects of services for conduct disordered children. She has published extensively and lectured and taught in many European countries as well as in Australia and South Africa.
Parent Program (Toddler/Preschool) Peter Loft
(Trainer) Parent Program (Toddler/Preschool, School Age, Advance), Dina Small Group Treatment, Teacher Classroom Management, and Classroom Dina Programs
Peter is a Social Worker. He is certified as both a parent group leader, child dinosaur group leader - treatment and prevention, and teacher group leader. He has offered these programs as treatment programs for families with children with diagnosed problems with defiant disorder and conduct problems, at the University of Washington Parenting Clinic. He is a certified trainer in the parent program, the small group Dina Dinosaur program, the Classroom-based Dina Dinosaur program, and the Teacher Classroom Management program. He has trained people in the US, UK, and worldwide.
Parent Programs (Toddler/Preschool, School Age, Advance, Autism), Dina Small Group Treatment, Teacher Classroom Management, and Classroom Dina Programs, Peer Coach Training Jamila Reid
(Trainer) Dina Small Group Treatment, Teacher Classroom Management, and Classroom Dina Programs
Dr. Jamila Reid is a clinical child psychologist who worked at the University of Washington Parenting Clinic with Dr. Webster-Stratton from 1997-2010. From 2010 to 2016 she worked as a consultant for Incredible Years Inc. as a trainer for the Child and Teacher Incredible Years Programs. She traveled around the world to offer workshops to new group leaders and to provide consultation and support to group leaders, mentors, and researchers. She also worked in Seattle at several mental health agencies offering Dinosaur School Treatment groups and consulting with parents and teachers of children with challenging behaviors. In 2017 she started working full time for Incredible Years Inc, as Operations Manager. Her work involves organizing training schedules, providing dissemination and clinical consultations, conducting video reviews for accreditation, overseeing financial issues, supporting mentors and trainers, as well as delivering some workshop trainings. She works closely closely with Carolyn and the IY team in problem solving group leader, mentor, agency and country dissemination issues and assuring quality program delivery and optimal intervention outcomes. Her 20 years of clinical and research experience with IY programs makes her uniquely qualified to promote fidelity program delivery.
Dina Small Group Treatment, Incredible Beginnings, Teacher Classroom Management, and Classroom Dina Programs, Peer Coach Training Stephen Scott
(Trainer Emeritus) Parent Program (Preschool)
Child Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital, London, England and a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry. He has been involved in running Incredible Years parenting groups since 1991, initially for children referred to the conduct problems clinic he runs. He has been a certified group leader since 1994. Since then he has directed a multicenter trial of the basic parenting program for clinically referred children that used regular clinic staff as therapists. He has provided extensive supervision for these therapists. The results showed a large reduction in antisocial behavior and were published in the British Medical Journal, July 2001. Currently his team is conducting a randomized controlled trial funded by the Department of Health of the Basic program used preventively in primary schools. A separate project is bringing it to voluntary sector workers in the London area. He runs training workshops at the Maudsley Hospital for the London area.
Trainer Emeritus, Parent Program (Preschool) Kimberlee Shoecraft
(Trainer) Parent Programs, Small Group Dina Therapy Program
Kimberlee Shoecraft, MSW, began her work with Incredible Years in 2006 by providing the Incredible Years® parenting groups for the WA state child welfare population. Since then, she has trained and provided clinical consultation for thousands of group leaders all over the world. Kimberlee’s background includes psychiatric social work, evidence-based program training, implementation, and dissemination in WA state as well as, working in several African and Middle Eastern countries on the training and dissemination of social service programs.
Parent Programs (Baby, Toddler/Preschool, School Age, Home Coaching, Attentive Parenting), Dina Small Group Treatment Caroline White
(Trainer) Parent Program (Toddler/Preschool, School Age and Advance), (Mentor) Peer Coach Training Program
Dr. Caroline White, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of the Children & Parents' Service (CAPS) for Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, leads and manages the city wide, multi-agency CAPS Early Intervention Service. Caroline is also an accredited Incredible Years (IY) Trainer and has delivered many effective, evidence based IY parent groups in both clinical and community settings to parents of children with behaviour problems since 1996. She has also trained and supervised hundreds of professionals in accredited IY parent training workshops both nationally and internationally. She delivers workshops in Basic, School Age, Advance, Home Coaching and also delivers Peer Coach training and consultation. In Manchester she has successfully set up and maintained a sustainable implementation of the Incredible Years for over 15 years and this has been highlighted as a model of best practice both locally and internationally. Caroline has also contributed to several implementation policies and has contributed to a number of national implementations. She speaks regularly at international conferences and has a number of publications.
Parent Programs (Toddler/Preschool, School Age and Advance, Home Coaching), Peer Coach Training