There is rising concern for the mental health of young people, and this course will provide a clear and relevant understanding of the basic professional knowledge and skills needed to be an effective counsellor of young people and will allow counsellors to explore and increase their knowledge and clinical skills in their work with young people, in line with the current expectations of the profession.
In addition, it will also actively engage participants with the BACP ethical framework (and other relevant membership bodies)and will apply it to best practice in counselling young people, promoting the best outcomes for young people and their mental health and encouraging counsellors to practice in ethical and effective ways.
Using theory, practice and experiential work, the course will encourage individual and group learning and will be ideal for those who recognise the importance of experiential and practical learning – crucial in working with this age group.
The full course guide will be provided once you have enrolled on the course but will cover these elements:
•Introduction and overview.
•Ethical Considerations when working with young people, including the challenges and risks when working with young people.
•Rights and responsibilities - relevant case law and safeguarding, and risk assessment.
•Major differences in clinical work with young people.
•Key humanistic and psychodynamic theoretical concepts including attachment and developmental models of childhood relevant to working with young people.
•Clinical application and practice issues
•Case study applications and skills practice.
•Relationship with caregivers.
• Use of supervision.
The course is held face to face on the dates as below.
There is a requirement to gain 60 hours of client work with children and young people (this can be in a paid or voluntary capacity, with an agency or in private practice)
The course fee is £1750 (including registration with CPCAB) ***
Instalment plans are negotiated individually and are offered to all students.
*** Please note that should you choose to leave the course early the outstanding course fee must be paid in full within 30 days of leaving.