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This is an advanced course for child care practitioners who find themselves working with children in a counselling or support context. It may also be useful for experienced counsellors who require training in this specialised area. It has been written by professionals and experts in their field, and as such is based on practical experience, up-to-date research and a strong theoretical foundation. A comprehensive introduction to working effectively and therapeutically with young children. Study topics include: the child-counsellor relationship theoretical and practical foundations child counselling skills and approaches play therapy self-esteem building social skills developing protective behaviours. Course Outline Course books: An Introduction to Child Development, Janet West, Play Therapy. Module 1: Counselling Children: An Introduction Module 2: Child Development Module 3: Theoretical Perspectives Module 4: Developing Self-Awareness Module 5: Children and Families Module 6: Working with Families Module 7: Understanding Children's Problems I Module 8: Understanding Children's Problems II Module 9: Emotional Literacy and Empowerment Module 10: The Importance of Play Module 11: Counselling Through Play Therapy Module 12: Useful Approaches and Techniques Students have up to three years to complete this course, allowing them to work through the modules at their own pace. On average, however, it takes students around 10 - 12 months to complete the course, based on 2 - 3 hours study time per week. why choose us? Our courses are updated frequently to ensure they include the latest research, idea and techniques. Our tutorial support is second to none. When you enrol on the course you are assigned an experienced personal tutor who will work with you all the way through. Tutors are available by e-mail at any time to offer support, advice or if you would just like a chat about how the course is going - including weekends, bank holidays and evenings! We see this level of support as central to the success of our courses. If you would prefer to chat to your tutor you can arrange a call back through the main office at a mutually convenient time.

This is an advanced course for child care practitioners who find themselves working with children in a counselling or support context. It may also be useful for experienced counsellors who require training in this specialised area. It has been written by professionals and experts in their field, and as such is based on practical experience, up-to-date research and a strong theoretical foundation....

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