Courses at the MPC

Palin PCI @thepalincentre via Zoom (October 2024)

October 8, 2024 9:00 am - October 9, 2024 5:00 pm Zoom

Please note: this training is online via Zoom.

This two day online training course provides the ideal starting point for developing your skills with children under seven who stammer. Palin PCI is an evidenced-based approach for early stammering which is widely used across the UK and internationally.

Who is this training course suitable for?

Qualified speech and language therapists and speech and language therapy students in their final year of training.

What’s in it for participants?

  • Knowledge of an evidence-based theoretical framework for understanding stammering.
  • Increased confidence in comprehensive assessment and delivering therapy with young children who stammer and their families.
  • Knowledge of up to date relevant research, and opportunities to practice making this accessible to families.
  • Opportunities to learn and practice transferable therapeutic and counselling skills e.g. aspects of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, video reflection and collaborative working with families.
  • Real-life case discussions, video observation and opportunities to hone your clinical reasoning and decision making skills.
  • A chance to reflect on how to integrate the knowledge and skills learned into your everyday practice and model of service delivery.

What’s in it for Speech and Language Therapy services/ managers?:

  • Therapists confident to work with a client group often reserved for Specialist caseloads.
  • Therapists using a client-centred, evidence-based and efficient and approach to delivering therapy.
  • A chance for diverse teams to meet and share ideas regarding service delivery models.
  • Therapists trained in the use of skills widely applicable to other client groups and clinical supervision e.g. counselling skills, using video to encourage reflection.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course participants will:
• be familiar with a screening device to decide on care pathways for children who stammer
• be familiar with an assessment protocol for children under seven who stammer
• be familiar with the structure and content of Palin Parent Child Interaction (Palin PCI) therapy
• be more knowledgeable about assessing and treating children under seven who stammer

Course Content
Day 1:

  • A Multifactorial Model of Stammering
  • A brief research update – current research into the factors contributing to stammering; risk factors for young children who stammer; interaction styles & stammering
  • A screening form to decide on appropriate care pathways
  • Child Assessment
  • Case history taking and formulation about what contributes to the child’s stammering and what the individual child needs
  • Principles of Palin PCI

Day 2:

  • Palin PCI: Interaction Strategies; using the video in parent-child interaction therapy
  • Palin PCI: Family Strategies: building confidence, turn taking, dealing with feelings.
  • Skills in working collaboratively with parents including using parent packs
    • Brief summary of efficacy of Palin PCI studies
    • Palin PCI: Child Strategies including direct fluency therapy and managing co-existing speech and language difficulties
    • Care Pathways – service delivery for children under seven who stammer in participants’ clinical settings

Palin PCI: the manual 


Kelman and Nicholas

The second edition of the manual: Palin Parent Child Interaction Therapy for Early Childhood Stammering (2020) is an essential part of the Palin PCI therapy toolkit. This can be purchased online via the usual outlets.

You can buy it here:

What others have said about this Palin PCI training course: 

“Hands down the best training I have ever attended; what a beautiful fusion of research and clinical expertise.”

“I’m gained new way of looking at my caseload overall – not just the children who are stuttering – focusing on solutions and what is already working well rather than problems.”

“The content was rich with concepts and ideas and taught in a way that bridge a variety of experience levels. It offered ideas for beginners as well as expert.

“It has changed the way that I relate to clients, encourage whole family participation and focus on client strengths and their own experience. “

“I hope to adapt our pathway and service delivery to better meet clients’ needs and maximise efficiency.”

“I avoided stammering clients previously, or would drag out the assessment process until I could seek advice from a specialist colleague. I now feel more confident to carry out this approach.”

The course and all its resources are in English. As participants will actively engage in spoken exercises, a good understanding and use of the English language is required.

Please note: there are two webinars to watch before the course. These will be sent to you via email alongside the Zoom  link and handouts about 2 weeks before the course or once you have booked (if this is less than two weeks before the course).

Please read our booking terms and conditions before booking.


If you would like to pay for your course by invoice an administration fee of £20 per person will be added to the course fee. Please add this additional £20 onto your form when you select to pay by invoice e.g. cost of course: £290. 

DISCOUNTS available for group bookings (20+ participants) Email: [email protected] for more info.

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