7th, 8th Oct 2017
4th, 5th Nov 2017
2nd, 3rd Dec 2017
6th, 7th Jan 2018
3th, 4th Mar 2018
This course will take place at Temenos in Sheffield
Deadline for applications 10th September 2017
Who is the course for?
Qualified counsellors/psychotherapists who are already working with children and young people and would like an opportunity to reflect on and deepen their learning.
Qualified counsellors/psychotherapists who are interested in beginning to work therapeutically with children and young people.
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