This stimulating course is highly practical. It applies counselling theory to a wide range of issues whilst also discussing the challenges and needs associated with each developmental stage. It is designed to expand your counselling tool kit so you develop a wide range of counselling techniques, qualities, skills and activities that are suited to all ages – from toddlers to teenagers.
Specifically, this course will explore the following: an overview of child development and the therapeutic relationship; play therapy and expressive techniques; family issues; abuse, self-harm, suicide and grief and loss; self-esteem, peers pressure, bullying, gender and sexual identity; addictions, eating disorders and ethics in counselling.
There is no prior knowledge or experience required to embark on this certificate course. You are free to commence at a time that suits your schedule – and continue at your pace for a period of six months. Full tutor support is provided for the course.
Note: The Online Counselling College teaches and uses Egan’s The Skilled Helper Model.
Click here for Counselling Children and Youth Syllabus
Suggested textbook for the course (to be purchased by the student)
Vernon, A. (2010). Counseling children and adolescents (4th ed.). Denver: Love Publishing Co.