Module 7: Self Harm And Suicide In Adolescents
This postgraduate-level series of workshops has been created in response to the new BACP
competence framework for Counselling Children and Young People, which emphasises a relational way of working. The courses are for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists with at least a Level 4 Diploma
in Counselling (or equivalent) who have an interest in working with 11-19 year-olds within the education
or charity sector. Each module will consist of a combination of theoretical presentation, experiential
learning and presentation of case material. Students who attend will gain a CPD certificate of 6 hours for
Module 7: Self Harm and Suicide in Adolescents
On this course, we will consider the spectrum of self-harming behaviours that may be seen as consequence of emotional distress, and issues surrounding the assessment and support of the suicidal adolescent. We will explore the causation and meaning of self-harm in adolescents, strategies for working therapeutically with self-harm, and when a referral on is necessary. We will also look at the limits of confidentiality, working within a team versus working as a sole practitioner, and the issue of suicidal ideation in the adolescent client, including risk assessment and referral pathways.
Who is this course for
This course is designed for Counsellors with a Level 4 Qualification in Counselling who wish to expand their practise to work therapeutically with Young People Aged between 12 and 18 years old in either an education or agency setting.
What does this course cover
The aim of this module is to promote awareness of safe practice for working with young people who are presenting with self harming behaviour. We will explore causation and meaning of self harm in adolescents, strategies for working therapeutically with self harm and when a referral on is necessary. We will look at limits to confidentiality and working within a team versus working as a sole pratitioner. We also explore the issue of suicidal ideation in the adolescent client including risk assessment and referral pathways.
What will it be like
Course material will be delivered through formal presentation, discussion and experiential work.
The course will have components of casework presentation and practical sessions.
What else do you need to buy or do
Students should bring a notebook and pen. Handouts will be provided. Students will have access to Moodle our online learning tool. A recommended reading/resource list will be given and students will be signposted to additional learning resources/courses.
What this course could lead to
This course is designed as a C.P.D module in its own right or as part of evidence towarde the BACP competencies required for Counsellors who have qualified on an adult training to work therapeutically with adolescents within an agency or educational setting. Students who attend will gain a CPD certificate for 6 guided learning hours.
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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria
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