Dear, I am a graduate of Doctor of Pharmacy from India I would like to take up this course and wanted to know if am eligible for this course and is this certificate valid for me to practice?
Hello Dr. Sukesh,
Thank you for getting in touch. Our course's are open to everyone, wherever they live in the world, so you are eligible. We just ask that students have a good level of English, although it does not have to be perfect. On satisfactory completion of the course, you will be qualified to advise in the areas you have learned about. You can select option A and also get your qualification endorsed and issued by a Recognised organisation, which should help with demonstrating that you have a bonafide and approved qualification. We do not know of any laws in the UK barring you from using the certificate to practice, but you should check regulations for the psychology field, before enrolling.
I hope that this helps.
Please, how do I write the examinations after the course. I work and live in Nigeria
Thank you for your question. Examinations for this course are taken at a time and place specified by you and agreed to by us. For more information, please click on the following link:
This should answer everything, but please come back if you need any more help.
is the course accredited? thanks
This course is validated by ASIQUAL and accredited by the IARC.
Ask a question
Adolescent Psychology 100 Hours Certificate Course
Adolescent Psychology course online. Understand the challenges and experiences of adolescence.
Adolescence is a time between being a child and being an adult where there are many physical and psychological changes (eg. in relation to sexuality, physiology, emotions, moral perception, self-esteem, etc). Adolescence can be difficult for the adolescent and for people interacting with them (family, friends, professionals etc). This course offers the opportunity to understand these changes, and consider options for dealing with them whether as a professional, or even simply as a friend or parent.
The course will aid you in developing an appreciation of why adolescents behave in particular ways at particular times, so that you can help them face problems they encounter. The skills that you develop to differentiate between normal teenage development in areas like social skills, identity and sexuality, and when intervention is required.
This course will be beneficial if you are:
Learning Goals: Adolescent Psychology BPS211
- Explain the theories of child development in relation to adolescents.
- Describe life crises in relation to adolescents.
- Describe the physical changes that occur in puberty.
- Determine the intellectual changes that occur in adolescence.
- Describe emotional development that occurs during adolescence.
- Discuss sexuality during adolescence
- Describe social development that occurs in adolescence.
- Explain the theories of moral development in relation to teenagers.
- Discuss the links between adolescence and delinquent activity such as crime.
- Explain changes that occur moving from adolescence to adulthood.
Lesson Structure: Adolescent Psychology BPS211
There are 10 lessons:
- What is adolescence
- Piaget's Theories of Development
- Eriksons Psycho Social Stages, etc
- Life Crises
- Attachment Theory
- Types of Problems, etc
- Physical Development
- What is Puberty
- Puberty in Females
- Puberty in Males
- Hormonal Control of Puberty
- Factors Affecting Age of puberty
- Obesity, etc
- Intellectual Development
- Piaget's Formal Operations Stage
- Cognitive Development and Behavioural Changes
- School Problems
- Information Processing
- Decision Making
- Brain Development
- Assessing Intelligence, etc.
- Emotional Development
- Freud's Theories
- Emotional Problems (Depression, Eating)
- Role of the Family
- Grief and Teenagers
- Typical Childhood Response to Grief
- Supporting a Grieving Child
- Aquisition of Gender Identity
- Sex Role Identity
- Vicarious Learning and Sexual Identity
- Gender Identity Disorders
- Sexual Behaviour
- Nudity, etc
- Social Development
- Family Influence
- Denigration of Parents
- Influence of Peers
- Dating, etc
- Moral Development
- Piaget's Theory of Moral Development
- Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Reasoning
- Role of Family in Moral Learning
- Other Factors Affecting Moral development, etc.
- Delinquency and Crime
- Pathways to Delinquency
- Case Studies
- Behavioural Problems (Drugs, etc)
- Child Abuse, etc.
- Adolescents and the Transition to Adulthood
- Transition to Adulthood
- Career Development, etc.
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
Your learning experience with ADL will not only depend on the quality of the course, but also the quality of the person teaching it. This course is taught by Iona Lister and your course fee includes unlimited tutorial support throughout. Here are Iona's credentials:
Licentiate, Speech and Language Therapy, UK, Diploma in Advanced Counselling Skills.
Iona has been a clinician and manager of health services for fifteen years, and a trainer for UK-based medical charities, focusing on psychosocial issues, mental health disorders, and also the promotion of communication skills for people in helping roles. She tutors and facilitates groups via workshops and teleconferences, and now specialises in Sight Loss. As a freelance writer, she contributes regular feature articles for magazines, has written five published books, as well as published courses relating to personal development and counselling skills.
Iona has aslo written published books, courses and articles across a wide range of subjects, mostly in the areas of health, counselling, psychology, crafts and wildlife.
She has drawn experience from clinical and managerial experience within the NHS as well as medical and humanitarian subjects. She has been a regular feature writer and expert panel member of a national magazine for six years.
Her books include: A Guide to Living with Alzheimer's Disease (and associated dementias), The Psychology of Facial Disfigurement; a Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals, When a Medical Skin Condition Affects the Way you Look; A Guide to Managing Your Future, Facing Disfigurement with Confidence, Cross Stitch: A Guide to Creativity and Success for Beginners.
Courses written include: Mental Health and Social Work, Counselling Skills, Understanding and Responding to Substance Misuse, Journalling for Personal Development, Guided Imagery, Stress Management.
Current work includes: Tutor: Courses associated with Creative Writing, Counselling Skills, Psychology, Holistic Therapy, Certified Hypnotherapist and Hypnotension Practitioner.
Facilitator of Teleconference Groups: Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
Trainer (Skills for Seeing): Macular Society
Reviewer of Books/Information: Macmillan Cancer Support
Fundraiser: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Embroidery/Art Groups Facilitator, Board Member
Website Manager: The Strathcarron Project, Coordinator (Delaware & Tennessee) Human Writes
Excerpt from the course
What is Adolescence
Adolescence can be simply defined as the period of a person’s life between puberty and
maturity (adulthood) generally the teenage years. For humans, it is not merely something
discussed in scientific terms, but rather an important social phase in a person’s life.
Sooner or later after puberty, a person will be expected to take on adult responsibilities.
The time that this occurs will depend on the culture in which he/she lives. Adolescence is
a universally recognised phase often marked by instruction and ceremony throughout the
world. Formal ceremonies tend to be rarer today, but they still occur. For example,
certificates for leaving school.
In Western society, pre-adolescent children expected to be cared for by their parents or
caregivers, whilst post-adolescent children are expected to be more responsible for their
own physical, emotional, intellectual health and their own legal responsibilities.
Adolescence is often a period of crisis for the young person and his/her family.
Adolescence and the idea of teenagers is a relatively new concept. Prior to education for
all, people were adults or children. However, since the 1950s, the idea of a teenager has
developed. Adolescence is a time of great transition, physically, mentally and emotionally
for a child, as they move from childhood to adulthood. We will consider more on these
changes in future lessons. In this lesson, we will consider the different theories in relation
to human development, particularly focussing on adolescence.
Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development
Piaget was a Swiss biologist and psychologist who developed a highly influential model of
child development and learning. His theory was based around the idea that children build
mental “maps” or cognitive structures, schemes or networked concepts for understanding
and responding to their environments.
Schemes are the patterns of behaviour which children and adults use when interacting
with objects. Schemes may be behavioural or cognitive. These schemes are used for
dealing with the world. All behaviour patterns are considered to be schemes.
He argued that as a child develops; their cognitive structures become more sophisticated,
moving from innate reflexes, such as sucking and crying to complex mental activities.
Using cognitive games and mental exercises, he was able to infer certain patterns
concerning the way that children think at different ages, or different cognitive stages. He
believed that children pass through four distinct stages, each one with new abilities.
Piaget’s Stages of Development
Briefly, the first three stages of his theory are -
Sensorimotor Stage (Birth to 2 years)
Emergence of the concept of ‘object permanence’ i.e. knowledge of the existence of an
object when it is out of sight.
Change from reflexive to goal directed behaviour.
During this stage, there is a close interplay between the baby's motor activity and its
During the Sensorimotor stage (0-2 years), play is primarily "exploratory". Some basic
symbolic acts also occur after the first year. It is however mainly half way into the second
year before symbolic play becomes prevalent. During symbolic play, a child learns that
one thing can represent another (e.g. sitting on a log, a child can pretend that they are
riding a horse).
After the second birthday, a child becomes like an "actor" in his own theatre. This is called
"pretend play", and it is largely through such play that a child moves towards becoming
socialised. For instance, a girl may begin to play nurse with her doll. Later on she might
act as the doctor and her friend as the patient.
It is not surprising that at the age of two, the child begins to understand social relationships
a little more, instead of being self involved and egocentric like the younger infant.
Egocentrism (Egocentric) is the sense of being the centre of everything, that our own
view is the most important.
Play is not an idle pass time for children; in fact, it is essential to a full and balanced
development of the person. Moreover, child therapists claim that play can be a very
healthful way for children to deal with stress, which explains the use of dolls and toys
during remedial therapy. Play can represent a kind of language that the child uses, in
place of verbal language that has not fully developed. Anyone who frequently deals with
children should encourage a variety of play, and should be receptive to what the child is
learning through play; or even what message the child is trying to convey though play.
Pre-Operational Stage (2 to 7 years)
The child develops the ability to use symbols to represent objects in the real world.
Their thinking is self-centred or egocentric.
The child has the "new" skill of language, and this ability to use words allows development
in a way that was not previously possible. Language allows the child to learn that an object
can represent something that it is not (pretend games can become more feasible). At a
latter part of this stage, conversation skills will develop rapidly.
Piaget did make a further sub division in the first stage.
The Pre-conceptual Period (2-4 years). Focus is on symbolic substitution (e.g. a child
substitutes a block for a car);
The Intuitive Period (4-7 years).
Focus is on classifying things into categories (e.g. apple
is a fruit, carrot is a vegetable). Child develops an understanding of certain principles of
Concrete Operational Stage (7 to 12 years)
At this stage, children begin to learn about rules and relationships between people and
things around them. They then learn to manipulate or operate according to these rules or
restrictions. They begin to be able to use reversible operations and their thinking becomes
more logical and less self-centred.
After these three stages, the child moves into the Formal Operational stage, when they
would be in adolescence.
Formal Operational Stage (12 years and older)
In this stage, the child develops the ability to think in abstract terms about philosophical
and ideological issues. There is the development of abstract thoughts.
Theories of Moral Development
Piaget also developed a theory of moral development, which we will discuss further in later
Erikson’s Psycho-Social Stages
Erik Erikson was born in Germany in 1902. He is a post-Freudian or Freudian egopsychologist.
This means that he accepts Freud’s ideas as basically correct and other
ideas on the ego added by other Freudians e.g. Anna Freud and Heinz Hartmann.
However, Erikson is more culture and society oriented than most Freudians. He based
his theory on the recognition that we are social beings, so our psychological attributes
cannot be treated as isolated phenomena. Erikson is most famous for refining and
expanding Freud’s theory of stages. He argued that development functioned by the
epigenetic principle. This principle is that we developed through a predetermined
unfolding of our personalities in eight stages. We progress from each stage depending
on our success or lack of it in previous stages. We develop at a certain time in a certain
order which is determined through genetics. If we interfere with this natural order of
development, we will ruin our development. Imagine our development as a flower –
genetically, the flower will develop at a certain time in a certain order. But imagine that
we try to make the flower grow a petal before it is ready, the flower may be ruined. The
same can be said of our personalities and development. Try and make a baby walk
before they are ready and we could cause physical harm.
In his view, therefore, each stage of a person’s psychological development involves an
aspect of relating to others, and the way in which we cope with each theme has a
profound effect on our general social being for the rest of our lives. Unlike Piaget’s and
Freud’s stages, Erikson’s eight stages extend from the cradle to the grave. For each of
Erikson’s stages, there is a dominant social theme or psycho-social crisis which the
individual is challenged to resolve, before continuing a healthy pattern of development.
Each stage involves developmental tasks that are psychosocial in nature. Erikson calls
these tasks crises. For example, a child at senior school has to learn to be industrious
and this industriousness is learned through the social interactions of the family and
school. The tasks are usually referred to by two terms. For example, infants have a
task called “trust-mistrust”. They must learn trust and not trust. This is a balance we
At each stage there is an optimal time. It is useless to try to rush children towards
adulthood, which can happen. Also, it is not advisable to slow down their progress to
protect them from the demands of life. There is a time when each task is optimal. If a
stage is well managed, we will carry away from that stage a virtue or social strength. If
we do not do so well, we may develop malignancies or maladaptations, which can
endanger our future development. A malignancy is the worst of the two and involves too
little positive and more of the negative of the task, for example, a person who can’t trust
others. A maladaptation involves too much positive and too little negative, for example a
person who trusts too much.
Freud argued that a child’s parents influence his/her development dramatically. Erikson
also felt that there was an interaction between generations, which he called mutuality.
Erikson argued that children can influence their parents’ development as well. When
children arrive, this will change a couple/person’s life quite considerable and moves the
parent(s) along their developmental path. Also, we may be influenced by grandparents
and great-grandparents and they can be influenced by new additions to the family also.
An Example of Mutuality
A teenage mother is still an adolescent. She may cope well with having a child, but she is
still finding out who she is and how she fits into society at large. She may have a
relationship with the father, who may also be a teenager, so is again struggling with how
HE fits into society. The baby will have straight forward needs that infants have. One of
these is that his parent(s) will be mature enough to look after him/her and that the mother
will have the social support she needs. The mother’s parents may help. They may then be
influenced on their developmental tracks, as they are suddenly back caring for a baby,
when they had thought they had moved beyond that stage, but were not yet ready to
become grandparents. So they may find the role demanding. So their lives are all
intertwined in a complex way. But to ignore the way they mesh together can be to ignore
vitally important changes in a person’s personality and development.
Therefore, Erikson’s potentially greatest innovation was to have eight stages which start
from birth through three stages of adulthood. We do not stop developing, so it seems
right to extend theories of development to cover our later ages.
Briefly, the first stages relate to ages prior to adolescence and are........................cont -
|How Do Our Tuition Fees Compare?||Full time classroom based Further Education Courses - Approx. £5,000 per year - Part-time classroom based Adult Education Courses - Approx. £7.00 per hour - N.B. classroom tuition means you learn at the pace of the class. One-to-one private tuition - from £15.00 per hour - ADL one-to-one tution fees - From £340 per 100 Hour Course = Average of £3.40 per hour - N.B. one-to-one tuition is tailored to your own individual learning availability and pace.|
|Course Start||Begin your learning at any time.|
|Course Prerequisite||None - Our course levels are an indication of the depth of learning you should receive. They do not describe the level of difficulty.|
|Course Qualification (Study Option A)||Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments and final evaluation per course/module to be taken.|
|Course Qualification (Study Option B)||Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final evaluation.|
|Comparative Credits Information||UK Course Credits: 10 - U.S. Credit Hours: 3 - when compared to regulated courses.|
|Course Duration and Deadlines||Course hours given are a guide only. You will be encouraged to work at your own pace to learn as much as you can, with no assignment deadlines or end date by which you must complete your course by. You are in control!|
|Study Support||Personal tutor/mentor support from industry relevant professionals throughout your whole course. Mentors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through the Moodle online classroom. They provide assistance with your course material, plus discuss, explain and give advice when needed. They will also mark and grade your assignments, plus provide constructive and helpful feedback vital to your success.|
|Suitability for Self Employment and Small Businesses||Our courses are ideal for sole traders and small business owners and their staff. Customer confidence in what you can do will determine how successful you are in getting clients. Doing the job right using the correct knowledge and skills, leads to repeat business and referrals to friends, family and work colleagues. Completing one or more of our courses for the service you have to offer, will give you the tools to achieve this and grow your business.|
|Recognition of Your Course By Employers||We aim to achieve the correct balance between your qualification being recognised and providing you with the in-depth learning, to empower you to succeed. If you can demonstrate that you have the level of knowledge and transferable skills necessary to an employer, you should stand out from someone who has only received a superficial understanding of what's required - Select study option A when enrolling, so an employer can check the status of the awarding organisation for your qualification on the Ofqual Register.|
|Recognition of Your Course By Universities||As you will see on our Testimonials page, previous students have used their qualification from us to get into university. However each one will have its own entrance criteria and acceptance may also depend on your other qualifications and experience. We can approach up to three universities on your behalf with details of our course before you enrol, so you will know whether it will be accepted as part of their application process. Please complete our contact form and we will begin the process.|
|Designing Your Own Qualification||Bundle up your choice of related courses to form your own qualification. Our Advanced Certificates (4 courses), Diplomas (6 courses), Advanced Diplomas (8 courses) and Higher Advanced Diplomas (12 courses), are used to differentiate between the in-depth knowledge and skills you will acquire in your chosen area of study. e.g. Advanced Certificate in Turf Care Management, which includes individual courses: Turf Care, Sports Turf Care, Turf Repair and Renovation and Turf Grasses.|
|How Can I Enrol?||Online by selecting your study option, learning materials, plus payment option and then clicking the Enrol Now button - By contacting us for an application form - By telephoning us on 01227 789 649 (International: 0044 1227 789 649). Lines open 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year.|
|How Can I Get a Pro-forma Invoice for my Employer?||Contact us with details and we will email your employer an invoice. We will need: employer's name, address, telephone number, email address and contact name. We will also require your name, telephone number, email address, date of birth and the course and code you wish to enrol for.|
|ACCPH Professional Accreditation||Accredited by ACCPH, which allows you to join as a professional member after completion. Membership means you can add the letters MACCPH after your name.|
|CMA Professional Accreditation||Accredited by the CMA - The Complimentary Medical Association. On completion of any qualifying module, you can join as a Fully Qualified Practitioner and be entitled to use the post-nominal latters MCMA after your name. CMA Full Membership is a privileged position and the fact that you have been accepted for CMA Membership demonstrates that you have a clear commitment to standards and professionalism. CMA Members in all categories are recognised as the elite in their field.|
Adolescent Psychology 100 Hours Certificate Course
"Fantastic Teacher. Well organised modules. Assignments force me to learn and research more so I can prepare well for exams. I really enjoyed studying via ADL. I can now continue study at Ulster University which accept my certificate from ADL". Level 4, Advanced Certificate in Applied Science, VSC001, Stanislawa, Poland.
Its with great pleasure I am announcing you my new job as 'Park Manager' for a 5 star hotel in Reunion Island. Its definitely my courses with ADL (Botany, Agronomy and Trees for Rehabilitation) which were decisive for my nomination. Accordingly, my sincere thanks goes to all the ADL team.
"The course was a valuable learning experience as it provided me with the knowledge and understanding for me as a Careers Advisor. The feedback was very good from my tutor, and allowed me to build upon my assignments that were marked. The comments were very informative and very useful. Well written course material." Andrew W, Careers Counselling, UKMore Reviews....