This page included information about the Confident Carers Cooperative Kids program.


CCCK was developed as a collaboration between Greg Konza (clinical psychologist) and myself, with support from the University of Wollongong (UOW) and NSW Health. There have been a handful of published research projects supporting the effectiveness of CCCK for parents of children with behavioural problems.

Mark O. Donovan, Emma Barkus, Judy A. Pickard, Greg Konza & Jane S. Herbert (2022) Mind the Family: Acceptability and Outcomes for a Mindfulness- and Imagery-Enhanced Behavioral Parenting Program, Child & Family Behavior Therapy, DOI: 10.1080/07317107.2022.2137715


Donovan MO, Briscoe-Hough K, Barkus E, Herbert JS, Miller L, Konza G, Pickard JA. Mindfulness and Imagery Enhanced Behavioral Parenting: Effectiveness Pilot of the Confident Carers Cooperative Kids Program. J Child Fam Stud. 2022 Dec 14:1-15. doi: 10.1007/s10826-022-02502-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36530565; PMCID: PMC9748389.


Here is a link to a Q&A chat about parenting:


In-person 2-day CCCK training is currently offered annually via Northfields Psychology Clinic at UOW (usually in June). Please contact for further details.

In-person 2-day CCCK training can also be arranged for your organisation. Please contact for further details.

We’re also able to offer online training comprised of an initial 2-hour live introductory webinar, 6.5 hours ofself-directed learning via pre-recorded modules, and a 2-hour live webinar Q&A consolidation session. Please email for further details. This training is generally organised for small groups of practitioners.

Parenting Groups

CCCK groups are offered each school term at Northfields Psychology Clinic, UOW. Please contact the Clinic on 02 4221 3747 or

There are a range of other agencies also running CCCK groups (e.g., NSW Health, Family Services Australia, Grand Pacific Health).

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