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ED50SC: SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE FOR COUNSELLING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:28


Course Overview

A specialist post-graduate certificate /CPD course for counselling children and young people – ages 4 – 18. Following the BACP’s evidence informed framework, to ensure counsellors gain knowledge and competence for working with children and young people in an ethical and effective way. The course content includes ethical and professional practice, child protection and safeguarding, child and adolescent development, working with diversity, measuring and monitoring outcomes and young people’s mental health. The course has a credit bearing award ensuring professional standards are met and applicants must have a professionally validated/accredited qualification in Counselling/Psychotherapy to be accepted on the course.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Anne Smith

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course covers the main competencies required for working effectively with children and young people. These include, knowledge of development in young people and of family development and transitions. Knowledge and understanding of mental health problems in young people. Professional knowledge of legal frameworks and knowledge of psychopharmacology in work with young people .

Specific competencies for humanistic counselling; helping children and young people work with emotions, by establishing an effective therapeutic relationship and having the ability to use creative methods and play therapy appropriately.

The ability to work with children and young people in all settings.

Associated Costs

DescriptionValue
10 independent supervision sessions, £30-£50 each GBP 500.00

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 18 Feedback Weeks 22

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Written feedback from tutor via Turnitin.

Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyTo develop creative therapeutic skills and play therapy skills for working effectively with children and young people.
ProceduralApplyAbility to work competently across all settings and organisations.
ProceduralEvaluateAbility to work in a culturally competent manner.

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 9 Feedback Weeks 12

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Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateAbility to apply developmental knowledge for effective therapeutic practice.
ProceduralUnderstandTo gain knowledge of relevant professional and legal issues, then develop the ability to work with these issues competently.
ProceduralUnderstandAbility to initiate and maintain an appropriate therapeutic relationship using humanistic counselling competencies.

Formative Assessment

Placement of 60 counselling sessions

Assessment Type Formative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Verbal feedback in supervision groups.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyTo develop creative therapeutic skills and play therapy skills for working effectively with children and young people.
ConceptualEvaluateAbility to apply developmental knowledge for effective therapeutic practice.
ProceduralApplyAbility to work competently across all settings and organisations.
ProceduralEvaluateAbility to work in a culturally competent manner.
ProceduralUnderstandTo gain knowledge of relevant professional and legal issues, then develop the ability to work with these issues competently.
ProceduralUnderstandAbility to initiate and maintain an appropriate therapeutic relationship using humanistic counselling competencies.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback from tutor via turnitin.

Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

Look up Week Numbers

Feedback

Written feedback via turnitin.

Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateAbility to apply developmental knowledge for effective therapeutic practice.
ProceduralApplyAbility to work competently across all settings and organisations.
ProceduralUnderstandTo gain knowledge of relevant professional and legal issues, then develop the ability to work with these issues competently.
ProceduralUnderstandAbility to initiate and maintain an appropriate therapeutic relationship using humanistic counselling competencies.
ConceptualApplyTo develop creative therapeutic skills and play therapy skills for working effectively with children and young people.
ProceduralEvaluateAbility to work in a culturally competent manner.

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