CPD Certificate in Working with Children and Adolescents (Level 8 Module)

Grow your knowledge, skills and competencies in Working with Children and Adolescents

  • Award: Certificate of Attendance and Participation. CPD: 23 hours

  • Cost: €650.00. Deposit of €195 required to secure place

  • Duration: 14 classes (1.5 hours each)

  • Dates: Friday, Block 1 & Block 2 options available.

Programme Content

The purpose of this module is to facilitate learners in expanding into work with more complex clinical presentation and unfamiliar clients. In particular, this module will assist learners in gaining knowledge, skills and competencies in work with children and adolescents.

Course Content

Work with younger clients is an area of growth. This module aims to provide learners with knowledge, skills and competencies related to:

  • Theoretical models for work with children and adolescents i.e., Family Therapy, the SPICC Model, CBT, Play Therapy;
  • Clinical interventions related to assessment i.e. Genograms, CORE-YP, Beck Youth Inventories, use of miniatures and sand tray work;
  • Counselling skills for work with children and adolescents;
  • Ethical considerations in work with minors, including child protection and suicide prevention;
  • Developmental psychology as it applies to clinical work with under eighteens;
  • The therapeutic relationship in child therapy;
  • The goals of child therapy (client goals, parental goals, therapist goals);
  • Therapist self-care;
  • Trauma work with children and adolescents; and
  • Grief, loss and bereavement with children and adolescents.

Written Assignment

Option A) Theoretical Essay

Learners are required to present a 2,500-word assignment evaluating a chosen approach to working with children and adolescents. Learners will demonstrate ability to evaluate a chosen model, articulating assessment approaches used and demonstrating detailed theoretical and practical knowledge of the therapeutic relationship as it applies to work with minors. Learners will incorporate reflections on how developmental psychology applies to child therapy and to consider ethical considerations that emerge in work with children and adolescents.

Option B) Case Based Essay

Learners are required to present a 2,500-word case-based essay in which they present clinical work with a client. The essay should demonstrate use of and evaluation of a chosen model. Assessment approaches that were used will be articulated and evaluated and the learner will showcase their ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of the therapeutic relationship as it applies to their work with the child in question. Developmental and ethical considerations that emerged in the work will be presented and considered.

Dates:

Friday Option Block 1 Option Block 2 Option
20 September 2019 19 January 2020 15 December 2019
27 September  2019 09 February 2020 17 January 2020
04 October 2019 07 March 2020 07 February 2020
11 October 2019 08 March 2020 09 February 2020
18 October 2019 06 March 2020
01 November 2019 07 March 2020
08 November 2019
15 November 2019
22 November 2019
29 November 2019
06 December 2019
13 December 2019
10 January 2020
17 January 2020

Times

  • Friday Option: Double Class: 11:30-1:00pm
  • Block 1 Option: Double Class: 09:00-5:00pm
  • Block 2 Option: Double Class: 09:00-5:00pm

Suitable For

This course is suitable for counsellors and psychotherapists who wish to expand their knowledge of therapeutic work with younger clients and/or integrate creative media into their practice.

Entry Requirements

A Level 7 Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy (or equivalent) is required.

Award

Certificate of Attendance and Participation – 23 CPD Hours. Includes 05 ECTS Credits at Level 8, which may be applied to our BA (Hons) Degree at a later stage. Only those with a previous Level 7 Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy (or equivalent) can apply these ECTS credits to our BA (Hons) Degree.

Venue

IICP College, Killinarden Enterprise Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Cost

€650.00 (Deposit of €195 required to secure place on course.)

Getting Started

You have the option of either applying online through our online application form or else by downloading an application form and sending it along with your payment to the IICP office.

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