Assessing adult relationships


The purpose of this open course is to give participants an opportunity to consider what good practice in assessing adult relationships is, exploring their own values and assumptions and to consider the importance of attachment styles; motivation; sex and sexuality; and loss and infertility.


By the end of the day, participants will learn how to:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the dynamics of adult relationships
  • Consider issues that may arise within intimate relationships
  • Develop critical thinking and reflective practice in the completion of assessments


This course is suitable for social worker teams and others assessing potential adoptive parents and foster carers.

On open courses we can accommodate a maximum of four delegates from one organisation only. For a larger group booking, please see the information on commissioned training.

For social workers, reflection on this session may contribute to your continuing professional development (CPD).


Sandra Russell, Associate Trainer, Coram BAAF

Sandra Russell has 30 years expertise in Fostering and Adoption as a social worker. She has been a Children’s Guardian and Reporting Officer in care and adoption cases and is an adoptive parent. She is an experienced manager who enjoys the training and development of staff and teams with particular skills in team building, motivation, change management and working with diversity. Sandra has taught social work and practice teaching as well as Counselling and psychotherapy to MA level. She has also been a Practice Teaching Award assessor for the Open University. She also undertakes face to face therapeutic work with individuals, couples, families and groups in private practice.


Registration 9.45am*
Start 10.00am*
Close 4.00pm*

*Times subject to change


Full or associate CoramBAAF member - £158.00 + £31.60 VAT = £189.60
Individual CoramBAAF member - £120.00 + £24.00 VAT = £144.00
Non-member - £220.00 + £44.00 VAT = £264.00


Telephone 020 7520 0310



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