Do you want to become an expert in parental burnout?

Have you encountered struggling parents in your line of work?

Parenting in the 21st century is a complex, stressful job, to the point where some parents are becoming burnt-out. These parents are looking for help, and they come to you. They need the support of a well-trained professional.


Do you want to add another string to your bow?

You want to learn new things and you believe that parental burnout is a particularly interesting issue.


Do you need resources and tools for diagnosing burnt-out parents?

The field of parental burnout is still new. At present, it is hardly taught, if at all, in medical or psychology training. You are looking for reliable sources of information and practical tools to help you in your profession.


Are you lacking the tools to help support burnt-out parents? 

Although you are experienced and feel well-equipped for other types of psychological issues, you don’t know how to support exhausted parents in an optimal way.


Would you like to be identified as a professional expert in the field of parental burnout? 

You want to become part of a network of professionals, all of whom are trained in this field, and be easier for parents and colleagues to find. But you don’t have the time or mobility to take an in-person training course.

We created this training for you
"Diagnosing, Understanding and Treating Parental Burnout"


By the end of this training course, you will have another string to your bow, you will have effective tools and support, and you will be listed on


Develop your expertise!



What does this training involve ?

The purpose of this online training course is to teach you how to diagnose parental burnout, proceed with a differential diagnosis of depression and postnatal depression, understand the aetiology and consequences of parental burnout, and offer quality support to parents that enables them to restore balance between the stressors and resources associated with their parental role.


What subjects will we address in this training course?

  • Being a parent in the 21st century,


  • The symptoms of parental burnout and diagnosis,


  • Aetiology and consequences of parental burnout,


  • Diagnosis and revealing the diagnosis,


  • Preventing parental burnout,


  • Gender and parental burnout,


  • Identifying and reducing parental stress,


  • Education and coparenting,


  • Sleep and diet,


  • Organisation and mental load,


  • Medical treatment


  • And more.

What can you expect ?


→ complete expertise on the subject

→ videos containing up-to-date scientific findings

→ downloadable and online tools

→ exercises and activities to use with parents

→ an educational and friendly training scheme

→ a certificate from the Training Institute for Parental Burnout

→ a free listing on the site

→ a free directory listing on

→ and...much more!

A training course by Moïra Mikolajczak and Isabelle Roskam

Internationally renowned parental burnout experts


Our course provides you with complete training on recent scientific findings!


Thanks to over 30 videos, exercises, online tests, and downloadable materials, you will become:

  • an expert in the field,
  • a leading professional,
  • an important resource for exhausted parents.

You will receive:

  • approved diagnostic instruments,
  • materials and exercises to complete with parents,
  • resources for taking your expertise further.


A 100% online training course for you to discover!


Training content :

Module 1 .Understanding and  Diagnosing Parental Burnout


Being a parent in the 21st century

There’s no doubt that parental exhaustion has existed throughout history. But the developments made throughout the second half of the 20th century have made parenting more complex. The pressures that parents face in the 21st century are unprecedented!


The symptoms of parental burnout

With all the issues we have to deal with, parenting can be considered stressful. But what are the differences between “ordinary” stress and parental burnout? How do we get from stress to burnout? What are the symptoms of parental burnout? Accounts from burnt-out parents illustrate this theoretical content.


Diagnosing parental burnout

As a professional, it is imperative that you have a diagnostic tool for parental burnout. This allows you to assess the presence of symptoms and the severity of the burnout. Let’s see how the Parental Burnout Assessment (PBA) was developed and approved.


The aetiology of parental burnout

How do certain parents come to exhaust themselves and burn out? At the heart of the aetiology of parental burnout is a prolonged imbalance between too many prolonged stressors (or risk factors), and not enough resources with which to address them.


The consequences of parental burnout

Parental burnout has very detrimental effects not only on the parent themselves, but also for the couple and the children involved. Suicidal thoughts, child neglect and parental violence lie at the heart of this suffering. Accounts from burnt-out parents and children of burnt-out parents illustrate the consequences of this issue.


A differential diagnosis for parental burnout

Parental burnout is a specific issue. Despite sharing certain characteristics with depression or anxiety, it is very important to be able to develop a differential diagnosis.


Revealing the diagnosis of parental burnout

What is the benefit of revealing the diagnosis of parental burnout? And what are the dangers involved in using this concept? These are the questions that professionals must ask themselves as they support parents going through psychological distress.


Preventing parental burnout

Given the consequences of parental burnout in the parent, their partner and their children, preventing it is of major importance. Professionals have a key role to play in identifying the first signs of exhaustion, emotional distancing and loss of enjoyment in parenthood.


Gender and parenting

Do men and women experience parenthood in the same way? Are both mothers and fathers at risk of suffering burnout in their parenting role? This question of gender is key, and unavoidable.


The myths surrounding parental burnout

It is very easy to have misconceptions about parental burnout! Our research has revealed counter-intuitive evidence on several occasions. So, let’s debunk the myths!


Module 2. Treating Parental Burnout


Listening and letting suffering speak

Parental burnout causes feelings of shame and guilt in mothers and fathers. The first step of any treatment involves letting the suffering speak. For this, active listening skills are indispensable. The intervention of an expert in a person-centred approach is an advantage here.


Managing the need for physiological recovery

Sleep and diet problems are an integral part of the burnout process. How can we address and manage them? The intervention of someone with expertise in nutrition for stress management would bring an advantage.


Targeting the risks and resources around which to centre the treatment

There are many risks and resource factors. Treating parental burnout involves setting priorities, factors around which to centre the treatment according to each parent’s situation. How do we choose them?


Treating personal factors

The gaps between our real selves and our “perfect” selves in parenting, managing stress and our different identities, are personal factors that play a key role in parental burnout. How do we work on these with parents? The intervention of an expert in self-compassion is an advantage here.


Treating parental cognitions and behaviour

Burnt-out parents often have high standards linked to the concept of positive parenting. Professionals need to support parents in nurturing their sense of competence and in making quality parent-child time.


Treating familial factors

Coming out of parental burnout means also coming out of isolation. It is important to share the tasks with the coparent(s) and to develop an agreement on educational values. Family organisation is also used to reduce a parent's mental load. The intervention of an expert in mental loads is an advantage here.


Treating environmental factors

Coming out of isolation as a parent also means making use of social support. Distancing oneself from external social pressures is also a core concept of this treatment.


Medical treatment

Do you need to medicate a burnt-out parent? When is there a need for hospitalisation? Working in partnership with the medical sector is extremely important.



Please note :



This training is not a substitute for initial solid training in medicine, psychology, education or health. It is a supplement to this type of training. It is down to the responsibility and ethics of each professional not to improvise “burnout therapy” without the required qualification.


The level of expertise that you will develop will be proportional to your involvement in the training!

An up-to-date training course on information in the field of parental burnout. A unique opportunity to acquire the best diagnostic tools and to master the techniques for giving psychological support to parents. All with a stimulating remote learning approach.

Alicia Goodman, Psychologist

Who is this training for ?


This training is reserved for holders of a diploma in psychology, psychotherapy, medicine (general practitioner, paediatrician or psychiatrist), nursing, marital and family counselling or family mediation. If you are interested in the course but do not hold one of the above-mentioned diplomas, we invite you to complete the application form before registering (otherwise certification will be refused).

This training course is especially for you, if...

  • you are looking for ongoing training, 
  • you like theoretically and empirically grounded content,
  • you are an independent learner,
  • you are unable to attend in-person training (due to time or mobility constraints).


However, you should not register if...

  • you have no solid training in psychology, medicine, education or health sciences,
  • you know that you will not have the time to watch the videos and complete the exercises,
  • you are not truly motivated to develop a new expertise,
  • your only motivation is to be identified as an expert professional.

“I'm exhausted, I'm just incapable of meeting the wants and needs of my child. I cry from tiredness, I'm just worn out, worn out, worn out. [...] I get up with zero energy, and the smallest daily task is so difficult. Let alone thinking of what we’re going to eat for dinner, it’s a mountain... The slightest thing uses up all my energy, and I have nothing left. Nothing. I’m just in survival mode...”

Elisabeth, Mum of two

Space / Time



When does the training begin?


The training is accessible at any time once you sign up, for a duration of 90 days. 


What is the format of the training?


This is a 100% online course, which means that you will receive a login so that you can sign in to the website hosting the training as many times as you like. You can watch the videos and read the documents online, or you can also download the exercises and manuals


How long does it take?


The training lasts a maximum of three months and includes two modules (1: Understanding and Diagnosing, 2: Treating) that you can access as and when you progress. Once you have registered, you will gain access to the introduction and the first module.


Where is the training course?


The training is hosted on a platform to which you will gain access once you register – all of the instructions will be provided once you sign up.


How long do you have access to the training for?

The training is accessible for 90 days.  


How much time do you need to spend on the training?


Plan to set aside between two to three hours a week to watch the videos, complete the exercises and become familiar with the training content. It is important to set aside time for the training every week. This way, you will be able to make connections between the training elements and acquire the expected skills.

How does it work ?


Over 30 videos and seven hours of exclusive content with Professor Mikolajczak & Professor Roskam


+ Videos with nutrition, sleep, mental load and active listening experts


+ Downloadable and online diagnostic tools 


+ Specific exercises to complete with parents


+ A platform accessible for 90 days

“I'm not happy because things aren't going well. Dad spends less time with me. He gets angry because of my behaviour. Sometimes he has sleepless nights..."

Tom, whose father has parental burnout

Your investment

The cost of this training
 is €539 (excl. tax)*


There is a 50% discount for students. To receive your discount code, send a request along with a scan of your student card to 

[email protected]


Discounts are also available for group purchases of four or six training places.

Perfect for training as a team!

€539 (excl. VAT*)
Secure payment by Credit Card/Gocardless/Bank Transfer


You will have immediate access to the training after you sign up and pay.

*La TVA est de 21% (soit un montant de 485 euros TTC)

Le montant de la TVA est déductible ; elle n'est pas due  pour les professionnels de l'UE ayant un numéro de TVA intra-communautaire 

“We look forward to  starting this training with you. We are very excited about the idea of sharing our knowledge and practices with you. Our training courses and conferences have already reached many professionals, who have helped so many parents. We hope to help you to acquire high-quality professional expertise, to make your axperts in the field of parental burnout.  


We will see you soon to begin this adventure!"


Moïra and Isabelle


Who are we ?

We are Moïra Mikolajczak and Isabelle Roskam. 


Moïra Mikolajczak has a PhD in psychology and is a Professor of Emotional and Health Psychology at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) in Belgium. She is the author of several works, such as Mieux vivre avec ses émotions [Living Better with Your Emotions], Traité de régulation émotionnelle [Coping with Emotional Regulation], Les compétences émotionnelles [Emotional Intelligence] and Interventions en psychologie de la santé [Interventions in Health Psychology].


Isabelle Roskam has a PhD in psychology and is a Professor of Parental and Development Psychology at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) in Belgium. She is the author of several works, such as Les enfants difficiles [Difficult Children], Psychologie de la parentalité [Parental Psychology], Les émotions de l'enfant [The Emotions of Children] and L'évaluation du comportement chez le jeune enfant [Assessing Behaviour in Young Children].


Together, we founded the Training Institute for Parental Burnout

You may have already seen us in the media, where we regularly appear as parental burnout experts in Belgium, France, the US, Switzerland, Austria and Canada.


Together, we created the Training Institute for Parental Burnout  which offers in-person and online training to professionals.


Our BParent research programme allows us to develop scientifically and empirically grounded content for our training courses. This programme focuses on the nature, the aetiology, the consequences and the treatment of parental burnout.


Our mission is to share our knowledge with professionals who encounter exhausted parents.


Our mission is to ensure that burnt-out parents can find expert professionals: they need to be treated by doctors, psychologists, psychotherapists, educators or nurses with an in-depth knowledge of the subject. 


It is our way of fighting against a certain “amateurism” that can arise when professionals give the impression of being knowledgeable without having completed any training. There are many myths and beliefs about parental burnout that lead to problematic practices.


As many parents are suffering from exhaustion: the prevalence of parental burnout and its disastrous consequences on the parent, the couple and the children is so high that quality training is essential for professionals.


Overcoming parental burnout is possible! Our research proves it. It is through this knowledge and our practices that we designed this training.


We have written several books together... 

"Le Burn-out Parental. L'éviter et s'en sortir"


This book is for parents who are looking for information and wish to find a better balance in their lives.  


Writing this book allowed us to break the taboo.













"Le Burn-out Parental. Comprendre, diagnostiquer et prendre en charge"


This book is for professionals who wish to learn more about the nature, aetiology, consequences and treatment of parental burnout.


Writing this book allowed us to improve practices and attract interest from professionals.









"Stress et défis de la parentalité"


In this book, we highlight the stress that is inherent in parenting.


Writing this book allowed us to illustrate how stress is studied in various fields of psychology.






"Comment Traiter le Burnout Parental?"


A manual for professionals and clinicians who support exhausted and suffering parents.


Writing this book allowed us to share our clinical experience and provide professionals with an empirically grounded support method.





Training Institute for Parental Burnout
Route de Gembloux 72
B-5310 Eghezee, Belgique
BCE 0727441602 
IBAN: BE81 0689 3416 7924