Solid Ground - Our Training Services

Solid Ground offers a broad range of trainings, workshops, talks and webinars aimed at enhancing the skills of mental health practitioners, lawyers, advocates and lay persons. Training is either run on-site or via virtual meeting platforms and trainees will be provided with a comprehensive training manual. All the trainers have years of experience as both practitioners and trainers and are committed to providing interactive, professional and relevant training.

“The world breaks everyone and afterwards many are strong at the broken places.”
– Ernest Hemingway –

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    If you wish to learn more or join one or more of the training events,
    please contact Claire Penfold on 083 928 8040 or claire@solid-ground.co.za.

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    TRAUMA COUNSELLING TRAINING

    2 Day Training

    COURSE DATES
    March: Thurs 10th & Fri 11th
    May: Thurs 5th & Fri 6th
    August: Thurs 25th & Fri 26th
    November: Thurs 17th & Fri 18th

    COURSE PRICE
    R2500

      AUTOGENIC TRAINING

      8 Mornings (2 Hour Sessions)

      COURSE DATES
      March/April 9:30 – 11:30
      Saturdays from 5th March-9th April

      May/June 8:30 – 10:30
      Wed from 25th May – 29th June

      Sept/Oct 09:30 – 11:30
      Saturdays from 10th Sept – 22nd Oct

      COURSE PRICE
      R2500

        GRIEF COUNSELLING TRAINING

        2 Mornings (9:00-14:00)

        COURSE DATES
        March: Fri 18th & Sat 19th

        April: Thurs 7th & Fri 8th

        May: Sat 21st & Sun 22nd

        Sept: Thurs 15th & Fri 16th

        COURSE PRICE
        R2500

          DIVORCE AND FAMILY MEDIATION TRAINING

          NABFAM ACCREDITED

          COURSE DATES
          Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays 8:30 – 13:30
          Feb: 17, 18, 20, 24, 25 & 27
          June: 9, 10, 12, 16, 17 & 19
          Sept: 15, 16, 18, 22, 23 & 25

          COURSE PRICE
          R5800

            APPLIED LAW FOR FAMILY MEDIATORS

            NABFAM ACCREDITED

            COURSE DATES
            Thurs & Fri 8:30 to 13:30
            March:
            24th & 25th
            Aug: 4th & 5th
            Nov: 3rd & 4th

            COURSE PRICE
            R2100

              APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY FOR MEDIATORS

              NABFAM ACCREDITED

              COURSE DATES
              Fri & Sat 8:30 to 13:30
              April: 1st & 2nd
              July:29th & 30th
              Nov: 11th & 12th

              COURSE PRICE
              R2100

                BECOMING TRAUMA CONSCIOUS

                2 Mornings (9:00 to 14:00)

                COURSE DATES
                March: Thurs 10th & Fri 11th
                May: Thurs 12th & Fri 13th
                Sept: Thurs 1st & Fri 2nd

                COURSE PRICE
                R2500

                  Solid Ground - Claudia Abelheim

                  Claire Penfold

                  Claire holds BA (Psych Hons) and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and has worked in the divorce and family mediation field for the last 20 years as both a mediator and trainer. She has provided training in both the NGO and private sectors – training professionals predominantly from the legal and mental health sectors.

                  Claire is committed to growing an ethical mediation profession in South Africa – a goal to which she has contributed by training a large number of mediators over the years. She is also currently the Chair of the National Accreditation Board of Family Mediators (NABFAM) and has represented the Family Life Centre on NABFAM for the past 10 years. NABFAM sets accreditation standards for mediation trainings and mediators as well as an ethical code of conduct for mediators.

                  Claire is passionate about mediation and strives to provide an alternative to litigation – to reduce the emotional and financial upheaval experienced by families going through divorce or dealing with conflict on issues relating to children or finances.

                  Contact Me

                  For more information please contact Claire Penfold
                  Cell: 083 928 8040
                  Email: claire@solid-ground.co.za