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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from Sue Pattison, CEO, Founder and Senior Tutor

    • Before we begin...

    • How to use the learning materials

    • Learning Resources

    • Professional Counselling Bodies, Registers and Associations

    • BACP Competences for Working with CYP 4-18 years

    • BACP CYP Training Curriculum 4-18 years

    • Aims and Learning Strategies

  • 2

    Module 1: Child and Adolescent Development

    • Aims and Learning Strategies

    • Lesson 1: Child and Adolescent Development

    • Lesson 1: More resources for you (Child and Adolescent Development)

    • Lesson 2: Attachment and Relationships

    • Lesson 2: More resources for you (Attachment and Relationships)

    • Lesson 3: Developmental Transitions Quiz

    • Lesson 3: More resources for you (Developmental Transitions)

    • Lesson 4: Behaviour and Development

    • Lesson 4: More resources for you (Behaviour and Development)

    • Lesson 5: Development and Therapeutic Progress

    • Lesson 5: More Resources For You

    • Lesson 6: Emotional Well-being

    • Lesson 7: The Looked After or Adopted Young Person

    • Lesson 7: More resources for you (The Looked After or Adopted Young Person)

    • Lesson 8: Resilience

    • Lesson 8: More resources for you (Resilience)

    • Lesson 9: The Importance of Play in Development

    • Lesson 9: More resources for you (Importance of Play)

    • End of Module Assessment

  • 3

    Module 2: Communication with Young People

    • Introduction by Sue Pattison

    • Aims and Learning Strategies

    • Lesson 1: Communicating Emotions, Thoughts and Behaviours

    • Lesson 1: More Resources For You

    • Lesson 2: The Young Person's Perspective

    • Lesson 2: More Resources For You

    • Lesson 3: Language and Developmental Capacities

    • Lesson 3: More Resources For You

    • Lesson 4: Engaging Through Play and Creativity

    • Lesson 4: More Resources For You

    • Lesson 5: Scaling

    • Lesson 5: More Resources For You

    • Lesson 5: Further Resources YP-CORE

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    • End of Module Assessment

  • 4

    Module 3: Beginnings and Endings with Young People

    • Introduction by Sue Pattison

    • Aims and Learning Strategies

    • Lesson 1: Boundaries and Confidentiality

    • Lesson 1: More Resources For You

    • Lesson 2: Explaining Complaints Procedures

    • Lesson 2: More Resources for You- Sample Client Contract Acknowledgement to Time4You Psychological Services CIC

    • Lesson 3: Assessment and Goal Setting

    • Lesson 3: More Resources for You

    • Lesson 4: Identifying, Initiating and Negotiating Endings

    • Lesson 4: More Resources for You

    • End of Module 3 Assessment

  • 5

    Module 4: Child Protection and Safeguarding

    • Aims and Learning Strategies

    • Lesson 1: Risk From Others

    • Lesson 1: Slide links (The links on the slides not accessible through the slides.)

    • Lesson 1: More Resources For You

    • Lesson 2: Risk to Self

    • Lesson 2: (The links on the slides not accessible through the slides.)

    • Lesson 2: More Resources for You

    • Lesson 3: Child Protection Principles

    • Lesson 3: More Resources for You

    • Lesson 3: Legislation on Safeguarding in the UK (the Four Nations)

    • Lesson 4: Statutory Responsibilities

    • Lesson 4: More Resources for You

    • Lesson 5: Record Keeping, Confidentiality and Sharing Information

    • Lesson 5: (The links on the slides not accessible through the slides.)

    • Lesson 5: More Resources For You

    • End of Module Assessment

  • 6

    Module 5 Ethical and Professional Practice

    • Introduction by Sue Pattison

    • Aims and Learning Strategies

    • Lesson 1: Identifying and dealing with potential ethical conflicts PART 1

    • Lesson 1: Case Study Quiz

    • Lesson 1: Identifying and dealing with potential ethical conflicts PART 2

    • Lesson 1: Further Resources For You

    • Children and the GDPR pdf (Lesson 1)

    • ICO Data Sharing Code of Practice pdf. (Lesson 1)

    • Lesson 2: Making the best use of professional support networks and clinical supervision

    • Lesson 2: Video Transcript

    • Lesson 3: Understanding Own Limits of Competence

    • Lesson 3: More Resources For You

    • Lesson 4: Identifying and minimising the potential for harm

    • Lesson 4: More Resources For You

    • Lesson 5: Maintaining professional boundaries and standards of conduct

    • Lesson 5: Video Transcript

    • End of Module Assessment

  • 7

    Module 6 Risk Assessments

    • Aims and Learning Strategies

    • Lesson 1: Confidentiality and Information Sharing Policies

    • Lesson 1: Further Resources for You

    • Lesson 2: Statutory Responsibilties

    • Lesson 2: Further Resources for You

    • UKCP Safeguarding Guidelines

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    • Lesson 3: Clinical Risk and Protective Factors

    • Lesson 3: Further Resources for You

    • Lesson 4: Risk Assessment Aims, Tools and Stages

    • Lesson 4: Further Resources for You

    • Lesson 5: Limitations, Support, Referral

    • Module 6: End of Module Assessment

  • 8

    Module 7: Mental Health and Young People

    • Aims and Learning Strategies

    • Lesson 1: Emotional Well-Being and Resilience

    • Lesson 1: Further Resources for You

    • Lesson 2: Development and Presentation of Mental Health Problems

    • Lesson 2: Further Resources for You

    • Lesson 3: Impact of Mental Health Issues

    • Lesson 3: Further Resources for You

    • Lesson 4: Incidence and Prevalence of Mental Health Problems

    • Lesson 4: Further Resources for You

    • Lesson 5: Limits of Competence and Onward Referral

    • Lesson 5: Further Resources for You

    • End of Module Assessment

  • 9

    Module 8: Contexts and Settings

    • Aims and Learning Strategies

    • Lesson 1: Counselling in Schools

    • Lesson 1: Further Resources

    • Lesson 2: Counselling and Mental Health Support for CYP in the Third Sector

    • Lesson 2: Further Resources

    • Lesson 3: Counselling and Statutory Services

    • Lesson 3: Further Resources

    • Lesson 4: Independent Practice with Children and Young People

    • Lesson 4: Further Resources for You

    • End of Module Assessment

    • Your Accredited Certificate

  • 10

    Next steps

    • Before you go...

Dr Sue Pattison - Biography

PhD. MA. Dip Couns. MBACP (Accred). Cert Ed. HV.RGN.

Sue has had a long career working with adults, children, young people and families in practice and an academic career at the Universities of Durham and Newcastle and presently with Arden University. She has written Diploma and Degree courses for universities in counselling, psychotherapy and clinical supervision as well as bespoke courses for organisations, including school counselling training for the EU. She has trained counsellors, psychotherapists and supervisors in Kenya, Hong Kong, South Africa and Turkey. Her work includes examining counselling and supervision courses at Universities such as Cambridge, Keele, Manchester, Nottingham, Edinburgh and Teesside. She was Joint Chair of the Children, Young People and Families Division of BACP for many years, and a supportive member of Counsellors Together UK. She has a busy counselling, supervision and training practice in Darlington and the South of France. https://suepattisonconsulting.com

Checklist

The Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People has all the elements of a high quality course, well grounded and aligned with professional body standards. It is Accredited by the CPD Standards Office and is used widely by major charities, counselling services, organisations and individuals. As a course that meets high standards it includes the following components:

  • A well rounded curriculum to address the needs of counsellors working with CYP

  • A strong knowledge base linked to research and experience

  • Aligned with professional body competences

Eligibility Criteria

You are eligible to take this course of you are a qualified counsellor with any client group, for example, adults. Or you may be a counselling student wanting to take up a placement with CYP. The course can be used to provide the competences required for placements and a range of settings.

  • Qualified adult counsellors

  • Students going on a CYP placement

  • Any psychological therapist wanting CPD for working with children and young people

Course Structure

Study online at your own pace

  • Knowledge

    The knowledge base of the course is online and you will work through the required modules. There are 8 modules, each with a number of 4-9 lessons.

  • Skills

    You will learn a range of skills related to counselling children and young people.

  • Practice

    You will be prepared for practice with children and young people and able to build on your knowledge and skills in your work context.

  • Assessment

    The course has build in Assessment Questions to take as you go along.

FAQs

Please email me: [email protected] if your questions are not answered here.

  • Q. Is the course Accredited? A. The course is accredited with the CPD Standards Office.

  • Q. Do I have to be working with CYP or have a placement? A. No, this is not necessary, but the Diploma will prepare you for when you are ready to take on CYP work.

  • Q. Can I use this course to work with pre-school children? A. No, this course covers 5-18 years, younger children require a play therapy based approach.