Incredible Years® Certified Trainers and Mentors

Check out our certified trainers and mentors around the globe! 



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.

Trainer is authorized to provide online group leader training 

Carolyn Webster-Stratton, M.S., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Washington, USA 

Carolyn Webster-Stratton, MSN, MPH, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington School of Nursing, and Developer of The Incredible Years® Series. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and pediatric nurse practitioner. Dr. Webster-Stratton is a leading expert on training parents and teachers in child behavior management skills as well as training clinicians in curriculum for helping children develop social and emotional skills, problem solving, and school readiness. She has published books for teachers, therapists, parents, and children as well as numerous randomized control group studies evaluating The Incredible Years programs. She has over 30 years of clinical and research experience in helping families and teachers who have young children with behavior problems, attention deficit disorder, and developmental delays.

Carolyn is available to train in any of the Incredible Years® programs, but typically trains in the newer programs such as the Autism, Attentive Parenting, Baby, and Incredible Beginnings programs.

Bethan Baker

England, UK

In-person: Basic Parent Program

Kathleen Corrigan, M.Ed.

Ontario, Canada

Online: Child Programs (Classroom Dina, Small Group Dina), Teacher Programs (TCM, Incredible Beginnings)

Sue Evans, M.Ed., Ed.D.


Parent Programs (Baby, Toddler/Preschool, Home Coaching, Autism), Classroom Dina Child Program, Teacher Classroom Management Program

Online: Baby Parenting Program, Autism Parenting Program

Sue Evans, M.Ed., Ed.D. is a Consultant Child Psychologist. Sue is a certified trainer in many of the Incredible Years parent programs, including the IY Autism and Language Delays program. Sue is also a trainer in the IY teacher programs. She is now semi-retired from her post as Consultant Child Psychologist for Parenting and Childrens’ Social Competence programs with a health board in mid-Wales. For many years she has offered training and supervision in a range of IY programs to agencies in her local area, and also offered training and supervision to agencies across Wales in her prior role as honorary Lecturer at Bangor University. Sue has been involved in a number of research trials linked to IY programs. Sue led a team that previously won the NHS Wales award for “Working Seamlessly Across Organizations” in delivering the IY programs in Powys, mid Wales. Since March 2020 Sue has worked with agencies in her local area to deliver IY programs online as a way of continuing access to services during the pandemic. Prior to being involved with IY programs, Sue worked for many years as an Educational Psychologist both in Wales and in England. Her doctoral work involved the development of solution-focused, collaborative consultation groups for teachers.

Jeannie Gordon, MA.

England, UK

In-person: Parent Programs (Baby, Toddler/Preschool, School Age, Home Coaching)

Online: Parent Programs (Baby, Toddler/Preschool, School Age, Home Coaching)

Jeannie Gordon, MA, trained as a psychiatric nurse, with both residential and community experience working with young children, adolescents, and their families. Jeannie is a director of the Ministry of Parenting CIC in Essex, England, delivering both parent group programs and training. Over the last 20 years she has delivered Incredible Years parenting programs and training in England. She has received numerous awards in recognition of the work that she has done to support parents across Essex.

Peter Loft, MSW.


In-Person: Parent Programs (Toddler/Preschool, School Age, Advance, Autism), Dina Small Group Treatment and Classroom Dina Programs, Teacher Classroom Management, Incredible Beginnings, Peer Coach Training

Susan Lowery O'Connell, PhD

Ohio, USA

Online: Basic Parent Program

Susan Lowery-O’Connell, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist, Trauma Sensitive Schools Trainer, and Consultant working in Northeast Ohio. Susan has extensive experience working with children and families in hospitals, private practice, and academic settings. Starting in 2003, she developed and directed Early Childhood Mental Health and School Based Mental Health Programs, using prevention and treatment versions of the Incredible Years. Susan has led Incredible Years Parent and Teacher Groups, and has provided training, supervision, and consultation for group leaders. She was selected in 2005 to begin training to serve as Incredible Years Mentor for the state of Ohio, under an initiative designed to increase the use of evidence-based interventions throughout the state. Subsequently, Susan worked with Incredible Years to deliver over 225 trainings for group leaders in the Parent and Teacher Programs throughout Ohio, the Eastern United States, and Canada.

Cathy Morrissey, M.Ed.

Colorado, USA

In-person: Parent Programs (Basic and School Age)

Online: Parent Programs (Basic and School Age)

Cathy Morrissey, BSW, M.Ed., has been involved with The Incredible Years Programs in various capacities since the mid-1990’s. Starting with implementing the Parenting Program in one of its initial prevention trials at Head Start, she has since implemented the program in two states and provides formal training and clinical consultation to group leaders both nationally and internationally. Cathy is also trained to provide Teacher Classroom Management (TCM) to early childhood providers and teachers. Other areas of experience include an overarching emphasis on enhancing adult learning, organization and community engagement, implementation, and collaboration. Cathy has worked with high-risk populations such as child welfare, infants prenatally exposed to drugs and alcohol, Early Head Start, and Head Start.

Micah Orliss, PhD

California, USA

In-person: Small Group Dina Child Program

Online: Small Group Dina Child Program

Micah Orliss, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine. Micah is a faculty member of the Project HEAL program, where he works with children and families exposed to trauma. He specializes in working with infants and children in foster care. He also supervises interns and postdoctoral fellows in CHLA’s APA Accredited pre-doctoral psychology internship and postdoctoral psychology fellowship. As part of his clinical work, Micah has been conducting Dina Small Groups for over ten years and has been a Certified Small Group Dina Leader since 2013 and a Certified Small Group Dina Mentor since 2017. Micah is also trained in the Preschool BASIC Parent Groups, Advanced program, and Attentive Parenting program.

Kimberlee Shoecraft, MSW


Online: Parent Programs (Baby, Toddler/Preschool, School Age, Home Coaching, Attentive Parenting), Dina Small Group Treatment Program, Incredible Beginnings.

Kimberlee Shoecraft, LICSW, 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.

Kate Rhee, D.Clin Psy.

Scotland, UK

In-person: Basic Parent Program & School Age Basic Parent Program, Parent Home Coaching

Online: Basic Parent Program & School Age Basic Parent Program, Parent Home Coaching

Kate Rhee, D.Clin Psy., is a qualified Clinical Psychologist who spent 25 years working as
a Consultant Clinical Lead within the NHS, where she was instrumental in implementing the Incredible Years program. Kate has been leading parent groups since 1999 and has been involved with all levels of IY program implementation both locally and nationally across the UK. Kate delivers the Preschool & School Age Basic Parenting Programs and the Home Coach Program. Kate now has a thriving private practice in the Highlands of Scotland working predominantly with parents and children. In her clinical practice she continues to lead Incredible Years parent groups, deliver IY training and consultation and provides supervision, coaching and mentoring in the program working with NHS agencies such as National Education for Scotland.


Mentors (By Program)

Mentors are certified group leaders who have had extensive experience with The Incredible Years® parent, teacher and/or child programs and have been invited to receive additional training to become mentors. Becoming a certified mentor permits them to offer authorized in-person workshops and on-going mentoring to small groups of new group leaders within their own agency or district. 

Mentor authorized to provide video review for group leader accreditation

*Mentor-in-training – certification/accreditation not yet complete

Baby Parenting Program
  • Bjørn Brunborg, Norway
  • Ditte-Maria Ravn,* Denmark
  • Jeannie Gordon, MA, England
  • Joanne Singleton,* England
  • Kimberlee Shoecraft, MSW, USA
  • Monica Sture,* Norway
  • Sue Evans, EdD, Wales
Preschool Parenting Program
  • Jens Andersen, New Zealand
  • Tania Anstiss , New Zealand ☀
  • Ceth Ashen, PhD., California, USA
  • Andreia Azevedo, Portugal
  • Bethan Baker, England ☀
  • Bjørn Brunborg, Norway ☀
  • Paula Byrne,* Ireland
  • Dean Coffey, PsyD., California, USA
  • Moira Doolan, PhD., MSW, TQMFT., England
  • Ole Falkesgård, Denmark ☀
  • Maria Filomena Gaspar, Portugal
  • Siri Gammelsaeter, Clin. Psy., Norway
  • Jeannie Gordon, MA, England ☀
  • Emily Haranin, Ph.D., California, USA
  • Lisa Herewini, New Zealand
  • Tatiana Homem, Portugal
  • Astrid Honoré, Denmark
  • Sue Howson,* England
  • Kärt Kase, Estonia
  • Dianne Lees, PhD (Psych), New Zealand
  • Marie-Josée Letarte ,* Canada
  • Diana Linforth-Howden, New Zealand
  • Susan Lowery O'Connell, PhD, Ohio, USA
  • Maria McAleese, LL.M., Northern Ireland ☀
  • Sean McDonnell, PhD., Ireland
  • Line Møller, Psy., Denmark ☀
  • Cathy Morrissey, M.Ed., Colorado, USA ☀
  • Hilde Mortensen, Norway
  • Sigrid Ness, Norway ☀
  • Barbara Palmer, Denmark ☀
  • Jenny Price, D. Clin Psy., England
  • Maartje Raaijmakers, PhD., Netherlands ☀
  • Judah Racham,* England
  • Brenda Renz, Scotland ☀
  • Kate Rhee, D.Clin Psy., Scotland ☀
  • Ty Rivå, Norway
  • Carolyn Rubenstein, Colorado, USA
  • Maria Joao Santos, Portugal
  • Stephanie Shepard Umaschi, PhD., Rhode Island, USA ☀
  • Lindsay Sherman, M.S., CO, USA
  • Nina Simola,* Finland
  • Joanne Singleton, England ☀
  • Monica Sture, Norway
  • Marte van der Horst, PhD., Netherlands ☀
  • Michelle Wood,* New Zealand
School Age Parenting Program
  • Ceth Ashen, PhD., California, USA
  • Bethan Baker,* England
  • Sue Evans, M.Ed., Ed.D., Wales
  • Jeannie Gordon,* MA., England
  • Siri Gammelsaeter, Clin Psy., Norway ☀
  • Angela Latham,* D.Clin Psy., England
  • Jenny Price,* PhD., England
  • Kate Rhee,* D.Clin Psy., Scotland
  • Peter Loft, MSW, USA
Attentive Parenting Program
  • Jeannie Gordon*, MA., England
  • Kimberlee Shoecraft, MSW, USA
  • Siri Gammelsaeter*, Norway
Autism Parenting Program
  • Dianne Lees, PhD (Psych), New Zealand
  • Peter Loft, MSW, USA
  • Sue Evans, EdD, Wales
Home Coaching Program
  • Jeannie Gordon, MA., England
  • Kate Rhee, D.Clin Psy., Scotland
  • Kimberlee Shoecraft, MSW, USA
Classroom Dinosaur Child Program
  • Anne Breese, Wales
  • Angie Clair,* Minnesota, USA
  • Sue Evans, M.Ed., Ed.D., Wales
  • Janne Evertsen, Norway ☀
  • Morten Haaland*, Norway
  • Suzy B. Hannen, M.Ed., Colorado, USA
  • Oddbjørn Løndal, Norway ☀
  • Catherine Millard, Colorado, USA
  • Julie Steffen, MA., Colorado, USA
Small Group Dinosaur Child Program
  • Janne Evertsen, Norway
  • Kari Walmsness, Norway
  • Kimberlee Shoecraft, MSW, USA
  • Micah Orliss, PhD, California, USA
  • Oddbjørn Løndal, Norway
  • Peter Loft, MSW, USA
Teacher Classroom Management Program
  • Lisa Christensen,* New Zealand
  • Anna Dickson, New Zealand
  • Sue Evans, M.Ed., Ed.D., Wales
  • Maria Filomena Gaspar,* Portugal
  • Stein Grondalen,* Norway
  • Michele Jones,* New Zealand
  • Hilde Mortensen, Norway
  • Desiree Murray, PhD., North Carolina, USA
  • Eadaoin O’Brien, Ireland ☀
  • Sandra Pickering,* New Zealand
  • Maria Joao Santos,* Portugal
  • Stephanie Shepard Umaschi, Rhode Island, USA
  • Kim Thomson, New Zealand
Incredible Beginnings® Program
  • Kimberlee Shoecraft, United States
  • Lee Taylor Burt*, New Zealand
  • Sheila Russell*, New Zealand
Helping Preschool Children With Autism Program
  • Sheila Russell, New Zealand
  • Lee Taylor Burt, New Zealand
Peer Coach Training
  • Anna Dickson (Teacher), New Zealand
  • Dianne Lees (Parent), New Zealand
  • Kate Rhee (Parent)*, Scotland
  • Kathleen Corrigan (Teacher)*, Canada
  • Kim Thompson (Teacher), New Zealand
  • Siri Gammelsaeter, Clin. Psy., Norway
  • Tania Anstiss (Parent), New Zealand