Counselling Children

This is an advanced course for professionals in education or counselling. It is suited to child care practitioners who find themselves working with children in a counselling or support context. It is also designed to meet the needs of experienced counsellors who require CPD training in this specialised area.

It has been written by professionals and experts in their field, and as such is based on practical experience, up-to-date research and a strong theoretical foundation.A comprehensive introduction to working effectively and therapeutically with children up to 12 years. Study topics include: the child-counsellor relationship; theoretical and practical foundations; child counselling skills and approaches; play therapy; self-esteem building; social skills; developing protective behaviours.

Course Outline

Module 1: Counselling Children: An Introduction

Module 2: Children and Families

Module 3: Understanding Children's Problems

Module 4: Counselling Through Play Therapy

Students have up to 12 months to complete this course, allowing them to work through the modules at their own pace. On average, however, it takes students around 10 months to complete the course, based on 3 - 4 hours study time per week.

Qualification

CPD Certificate in Counselling Children