New: Working Therapeutically With Adolescents

This postgraduate Diploma-level course has been
created in response to the BACP competence
framework for counselling Children and Young
people which emphasises a relational way of
working. The course is intended for qualified
counsellors and psychotherapists who have
completed a Level 4 Training in Counselling Adults
and who wish to work with 11-19 year old young
people within the education or charity sector. The
course will be run over two academic terms, from
January to July (one Saturday per month and one
evening per week) and participants will be required
to be in a placement during the course. Please see
the course description for more details. Entry is by
written application and interview.

Available Classes:

Who is this course for

This course has been created in response to the BACP competence framework for counselling Children and Young people which emphasises a relational way of working. The course is intended for Counsellors and Psychotherapists who have completed a Level 4 Training in Counselling Adults and who wish to work with 11-19 year old young people within the education or charity sector.

What does this course cover

The framework of the course will be:

Theory including
Child and Adolescent Development.
The Neuroscience of the Adolescent Brain.
Adolescent Psychopathology and the DSM5
Family Dynamics
The Impact of Culture and Diversity.
Adolescent Culture
Working Therapeutically within the Education system.
Use of Assessment Tools and Outcome Measures.
Safeguarding
Relationships and Sexual Health
Drugs Alcohol and the Internet
Bullying
Groups dynamics and Gang Culture
Self Harm and Suicide
Eating Disorders
Signposting

Skills: Practical and Creative Skills supporting the therapeutic relationship will be taught experientially.

Placement and Supervision: Participants will be required to be in a placement during the course and there will be supervised case presentations.

What will it be like

There will be informal assessment and individual tutorials as well as a formal presentation of an area identified where individual students have a particular gap in required knowledge according to the BACP Framework of interest and students will be required to create a portfolio of therapeutic resources.

What else do you need to buy or do

There will be additional Saturday sessions which you will be expected to attend. These are 26 Jan, 23 Mar, 11 May, 29 Jun. 10:00-17:00. Please bring a pen and note taking materials.

What this course could lead to

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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’