Emotion coaching for caregivers (two part workshop)

Location Details
Virtual session via Zoom

Registration for this event is now closed. Email Leticia Hardowar if you would like to be added to the waitlist for the next session.

Important note

This is a two-part virtual workshop. The first part will take place on July 10, 2024, and the second session will take place on July 17 or July 18. 

Please find the registration links for both sessions below. It is recommended that participants register for the second session at the same time they register for the first, as both sessions are mandatory.

Please only choose one date for the second session.


Rob Nettleton, MSW RSW
Social worker at The Royal


The family information and support program at The Royal is proud to present Emotion Coaching for Caregivers.

This free, two-part virtual workshop led by Royal social worker Rob Nettleton will provide participants with an evidence-based advanced caregiving tool from Emotion-Focused Family Therapy that is effective across the lifespan. Whether you are supporting a child, a teen, a family member, or other loved ones, emotion coaching is an effective skill you can use to promote emotional development, behaviour change, and deepen your relationships with your loved ones.

Emotion coaching is a way of helping loved ones deal with different emotions. Coaching involves supporting loved ones to identify and name emotions, validating emotions, setting limits/boundaries, and providing emotional and/or practical support. Emotion coaching can promote emotional regulation, resilience and well-being.

In part one, participants will:

  • Learn the theory of emotion coaching, validation, and emotions.
  •  Learn to identify and label emotions.
  • Receive resources, handouts, and materials to develop their own emotion coaching script. 

In part two, participants will:

  • Practice and develop their emotion coaching script in smaller groups with support from Rob.

Rob Nettleton is a full-time social worker and psychotherapist in The Royal’s Youth Psychiatry outpatient program, where he provides treatment to youth struggling with anxiety and depression in addition to developing and facilitating emotion coaching workshops for caregivers and parents as part of holistic family-centred care. Outside of his work at The Royal, Rob maintains his small (but mighty!) private psychotherapy practice. He enjoys curling, writing non-fiction, and (whenever possible) playing video games.

Date and times

First session:

Second session (please register for group A or group B):


Registration and information

Registration for this event is now closed.

For more information, please get in touch with Leticia Hardowar.