- by Malene Lundgren & Carolyn Webster-Stratton
The Incredible Years® Conference in Denmark at Hindsgavl Castle on the 14th of May was a huge success, with almost 200 participants. The purpose of the conference was to gather all Danish interested parties and make it a fresh start for the Incredible Years® Programs in Denmark.
The conference was opened by the director of the Center for ADHD Helle Hartung.
She gave a warm welcome to Carolyn Webster-Stratton, the developer of the Incredible Years® Programs.
The first theme was Carolyn’s personal, fascinating story about the creation and development of the Incredible Years® programs.
Next, Marie Louise Rimestad presented her research on the mediating factors/active ingredients in the Basic parent program.
Maria Møller Cassøe and Line Møller Sletting gave a presentation about the important role of play in the Incredible Years® program. And they presented a play suitcase with items to support the transfer of learning and play activities from session to home.
There is a lot of Denmark interest around the Incredible Years® Autism Program for parents and the Incredible Beginnings® program for day care providers and preschool teachers of children ages 1-5 years, so people were listening very carefully to the overviews of these programs that Carolyn Webster-Stratton gave in the afternoon. A perfect ending of a wonderful day.
The framework for the fresh start for the Incredible Years® in Denmark could not have been more perfect.