Introduction to Counselling Children and Youth Certificate

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This 25 hour online certificate is for newly graduated therapists and counsellors who want to work with children/youth.

At the end of this certificate participants will:

  • Review theoretical base of psychotherapeutic counselling
  • Review social and emotional development of young people.
  • Explore the ethical and professional aspects of working therapeutically with children and adolescents
  • Work therapeutically with children and young using the arts and play.

Participants need to have access to internet and a computer to access modules in the learning management system

Module 1: Intake,  Assessment, Consent and Documentation                                                          Module 2: The impact of trauma on Attachment styles, child and adolescent development.                                                                         Module 3: Examine key theoretical perspectives in counselling and psychotherapy for children/youth including the psychodynamic, the humanistic and the neuroscientific                                                         Module 4: Working eco-systemically with children’s networks and contexts honouring the social location of the child                                    Module 5: Directive and non directive play approaches                                                                Module 6: Expressive arts                                                                        Module 7: Case conceptualization                                                        Module 8: Therapist self -reflection

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