PETMA(Professional Ethical Therapeutic Mindful Approach)

PETMA™ (Professional Ethical Therapeutic Mindful Approach) stands as an guaranteed Irish, human rights-based behaviour support model, meticulously crafted to adhere to HIQA's regulations for supporting service users who may encounter verbal or physical distress. PETMA™ adopts a proactive stance, focusing on averting service users' distress through rigorous modules designed to foster an understanding of the challenges inherent in living with disabilities and their impact on comprehension and communication abilities.

PETMA™ has become such a huge part of our business we now have a deedicated website - view our new website - click here 

Upcoming Courses - 

National Institute for Intellectual Disability Services are delighted to announce that PETMA™ (PROFESSIONAL ETHICAL THERAPEUTIC MINDFUL APPROACH) Train the Trainer Programme Level 1 is available now!

  • A Human Rights Based Approach to Supporting Residents When Distressed.
  • Update your skillset and get one step ahead
  • BILD Certified
  • Restrain Reduction Network Accredited
  • Developed exclusively for the Irish
  • Health & Social Care Services

Please note it will be subject to eligibility criteria*

In-House PETMATTT Application

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Consultant PETMATTT Application

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Programme Structure

Online Modules

    • Introduction and Registration - July 8th 10am – 12pm
    • Workshop 1– 20th Aug 5pm
    • Workshop 2- 2nd Sept 5pm
    • Workshop 3- 24th Sept – 5pm

Direct Taught Face to Face Dates 9am – 5pm – Venue to be confirmed but Leixlip/Maynooth area.

    • September 26th
    • September 27th
    • September 30th
    • October 1st
    • October 15th


Must be paid in full by 4th July 2024.

Avail of our Early Bird Discount of 20%  if paid in full by June 1st, 2024.

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Recent Webinars:

This interactive workshop will allow participants to explore a case study of an individual whose behaviour is risk to life. The interactive workshop will take participants on an experiential journey to challenge them to consider approaches and practices by offering them challenging questions which will make them consider their own values, belief, and cultural responsiveness. It will engage them in critical thinking that they can use in practice to reduce the use of restrictive practice particularly in diverse client groups, such those with complex intellectual disabilities, mental health difficulties or those who have been exposed to trauma.

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For more information on PETMA contact our Team!

Call us on 01-9630112 or email


Online Learning (eHub)

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