2nd & 3rd November 2019
30th November & 1st December 2019
4th & 5th January 2020
1st & 2nd February 2020
28th & 29th March 2020
This course will take place in Sheffield
We have also scheduled 3 online seminars as a space to develop course themes, the seminars will be hosted on Zoom, an online video conferencing platform and the dates are:
12th December 2019 – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
16th January 2020 – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
12th March 2020 – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Deadline for applications 7th October 2019
Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for applicants who are either students on a Counselling & Psychotherapy Diploma course or qualified to Diploma level in counselling or psychotherapy.
Applicants will normally have completed 100 hours of counselling practice. Where this in not the case, applicants who have relevant skills and experience may be considered.
Applicants ideally will have some experience of establishing appropriate relationships with Children and Young People in a professional context (paid or voluntary). Where this isn’t the case, this can be discussed with the Course Facilitator.
To develop a co-operative mutual learning environment in which participants may practice and develop their skills and knowledge in working with children and young people.
To discuss key concepts, issues and practice in counselling CYP, including practitioners’ personal philosophy; the context for the work; responsibilities; confidentiality and consent.
We aim to support your development as a reflective practitioner. We offer opportunities to deepen your understanding and practice of counselling CYP.
The course will take place in five 2 day modules
This course is based on the philosophies & principles of the person-centred approach. It supports you to identify, articulate and fulfill your own personal and professional learning needs, and to develop your own approaches to counselling CYP, whatever your theoretical training, orientation and practice.
Throughout the course there will be opportunities for large and small group discussion, experiential work & group supervision style exploration of practice issues. Self & peer assessment will form part of the course.
We expect to develop the content of the course in collaboration with you. These are some of the issues we may look at, and you may bring others.
An opportunity to explore how your beliefs/ values/ experiences may impact on your work with CYP
The personal philosophy/ theories underpinning your work with CYP
Working with risk and responsibility
The law relating to work with CYP
Confidentiality, capacity + consent
Ethical decision making
Safeguarding/ Child Protection
Understanding the context for the work including working with other adults and managing boundaries
Person centred theory and children and young people – an opportunity to explore and develop your understanding of PC theory in relation to the work, including an exploration of the theoretical underpinnings of non-directive play therapy
Child Development theories
Participants will have the opportunity to experience communicating using different media including: sand, miniatures, puppets, art, story
Group supervision style exploration of issues arising from your work with CYP