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Child Counselling Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Like adults, children of all ages can experience trauma, grief, stress, anxiety, depression, and other psychological disorders but they often experience these differently – causing their reactions to being misunderstood or neglected.

This course looks at the process of child counselling from initial referral to final assessment, its benefits and challenges, history and developments, duties of a counsellor and proven counselling models, and qualifications and career paths of a counsellor. Everything you need to gain a rounded understanding of the subject.

The course begins by outlining what child counselling is and how to identify children who would benefit from it.

We’ll explore the qualifications and training required to become a counsellor and the various practices that must be adhered to. We’ll also look at the development of child counselling and child psychology, including common methodologies and approaches.

The course examines the child counselling process – preparing for each step, parent involvement, and child focus. We’ll look at empowerment and age-appropriate decision making, along with considering the role of the child counsellor – observations they must make, listening and communication skills required, and how to conclude sessions.

We’ll discuss different counselling models for children, the impact of counselling on children, and the difficulties both the child and the counsellor may experience.

The course concludes with an examination of the accreditation process for counsellors, continuing education for current counsellors, the different kinds of work available for counsellors and some employment tips.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Gain a solid understanding of child counselling 
  • Become familiar with the career path and duties of child counsellors
  • Examine the counselling process from start to finish, and the techniques used
  • Learn about the benefits, challenges and impact of counselling on children
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Child Counselling?
  • Part 2: Child Counselling Settings and Types
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Understanding Child Mental Health
  • Part 2: Understanding Childhood Trauma
  • Part 3: Age Ranges and Therapy Type
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Qualifications and Training Required
  • Part 2: Ethical and Legal Considerations
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: The History of Child Counselling
  • Part 2: Influential Figures in Child Psychology
  • Part 3: Common Methods and Approaches
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Referrals and Initial Assessments
  • Part 2: Meeting with Parents and Caregivers
  • Part 3: Making Children Comfortable in the Environment
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Child Empowerment Techniques
  • Part 2: Resolution and its Role in Counselling
  • Part 3: Making Referrals for Psychiatry
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Observation
  • Part 2: Listening and Communication
  • Part 3: Communicating with Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Part 2: Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Positive Impact of Counselling on Children: Studies and Research
  • Part 2: Difficulties for Children and for Counsellors
  • Part 3: Long-Term Effects of Childhood Counselling
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Accreditation and Continuing Education
  • Part 2: Working as a Counsellor
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Ideal if you’re considering a career in child counselling, the Child Counselling Diploma Course will provide you with a strong foundational understanding of the subject before undertaking the qualifications and training required to work in this field.

Similarly, if you are currently working in counselling and are considering a change or addition to your services, this course will provide you with specific insight into the specialism before undertaking the additional qualifications required.

The course will also be beneficial to parents who are considering counselling for their child or whose child is undergoing counselling. As it provides insight into the process, the benefits a child may gain and the difficulties they may face.

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Accreditations

The Child Counselling Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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Child Counselling Diploma Course
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Child Counselling Diploma Course
Child Counselling Diploma Course
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