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( sue, 24/07/2013 ) Q: hi would this course enable me to practice as a qualified counselor? thankyou
( 25/07/2013 ) A: Hello Sue, I am afraid that if you are living in the UK this would not allow you to be a qualified counselor, however it would be an excellent starting point towards becoming a registered counselor. You would need to look at BACP for their criteria. You can find their site here: http://www.bacp.co.uk/
( gillian balani, 28/05/2013 ) Q: Over how long is the course held? Thanks Gillia
( 12/07/2013 ) A: Hello Gillia, This course is open ended and is completed when the student completes it. There is no time limit on it, though a diploma takes roughly 600 hours study. This means that, if you were to put in 10 hours of study per week, you would complete it in just over a year.
( gillian balani, 28/05/2013 ) Q: Is this course accredited? I live in Malta. Thanks Gillian
( 12/07/2013 ) A: Hello Gillian, Yes, this course is accredited by the IARC. They are an international accrediting body, which means that if you take a course with ADL it would be recognised anywhere in the world. You can find out more about them here: http://www.iarcedu.com .
( maria, 25/05/2013 ) Q: Is there a time period for registering for a diploma course? Also is there a deadline to completing the required modules? Finally, does the fee include books?
( 12/07/2013 ) A: Hello, You can enroll to the course any time you like. There is no deadline to completing the modules and our fee covers the cost of everything you need online, including your course and tutor support. If you would like your course in book form, we charge an extra £35 per module for printing, package and posting.

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Child and Youth Counselling 600 Hours Diploma

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and adolescents?
 
Being young is a time when we are vulnerable. Children only have limited life experience. They are constantly learning about the world around them and they need confidence to grow. The fears and anxieties of children can quickly destroy their fragile confidence if they are not provided with adequate care, love and understanding.
 
Those who work with children are most effective when they have an understanding of the specific problems faced by them, and what can be expected in normal childhood development.
 
If you are passionate about working with children and young people then this course may be right for you. The course is a distance learning course which focuses on counselling this age group. In this course you will be able to learn about theories of childhood development (e.g. morality, cognition, psychosocial), as well as develop core counselling skills. The elective modules offer an opportunity to specialise in areas such as mental health problems which have their onset in childhood, adolescent development, and disorders of childhood. There is also the possibility of learning more general psychology which can be applied to people of all ages, or focussing on specific areas for counselling.  
 
You can study this flexible course in your own home and at your own pace, and you will have support from our experienced and highly qualified tutors.

This Diploma in Child and Youth Counselling is endorsed by TQUK -  an Ofqual approved awarding organisation.

 

 

 This course is accredited by ACCPH and allows you to join as a professional member after completion. Membership allows you to add the letters MACCPH after your name (post-nominals).
 

This course has been 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.

 



You are required to take two core modules – Child Psychology and Counselling Skills I. You can then choose a further four modules from the electives listed below.

Modules

Core Modules :  These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Certificate in Child and Youth Counselling.

  1.      Child Psychology BPS104
  2.      Counselling Skills I BPS109

 Elective Modules:    In addition to the core modules, students study any 4 of the following 12 modules.

  1.      Anger Management BPSIII
  2.      Counselling Skills II BPS110
  3.      Introduction To Psychology BPS101
  4.      Adolescent Psychology BPS211
  5.      Careers Counselling BPS202
  6.      Child and Adolescent Mental Health BPS214
  7.      Counselling Techniques BPS206
  8.      Developmental Psychology BPS210
  9.      Developmental, Learning and Behavioural Disorders in Children and Adolescents BPS215
  10.      Family Counselling BPS213
  11.      Grief Counselling BPS209
  12.      Abnormal Psychology BPS307
     

Please Note:   each module in the Certificate in Child and Youth Counselling is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.
Summary of Core Modules


 

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


 

Learning Goals -  Child Psychology
  •     Identify key concepts and issues in child psychology
  •     Understand theories on the psychology of the newborn infant
  •     Explain the different types of sense discrimination that babies develop
  •     Identify how children learn and influences on learning
  •     Discuss theories of emotion and their basis in child behaviour
  •     Explain how children develop cognitively
  •     Explain how children develop language
  •     Explain influences on the development of intelligence in a child
  •     Explain personal aspects of socialisation
  •     Explain factors affecting the development of morality in children
  •     Explain the development of sexuality within children
  •     Explain the impact of schooling and family structures on personality development

 

Lesson Structure: Child Psychology BPS104

  1. Introduction to Child Psychology
    • Levels of development, nature or nurture, isolating hereditary
      characteristics, cause versus correlation, continuity versus discontinuity,
      cross sectional and longitudinal studies, reliability of verbal reports
       
  2. The Newborn Infant
    • The Interactionist approach, range of reaction, niche picking,
      temperament stimulus seeking, emotional disturbances during pregnancy
       
  3. States and Senses of the Infant
    • Sensory discrimination, infant states (sleep, inactivity, waking, crying etc),
      why psychologists are concerned with defining and describing infant states,
      habituation, crying, soothing a distressed baby, sensory discrimination,
      depth perception, oral sensitivity
       
  4. Learning
    • Habituation, vicarious learning, classical conditioning, operant conditioning,
      reinforcement, the importance of learning control, etc
       
  5. Emotions and Socialisation
    • Producing and recognising emotional expression, smiling, biological explanation,
      perceptual recognition, mother-child Attachment, Freudian approach, Bowlby's approach,
      Social Learning approach, Harlow's approach, role of cognition in attachment formation, day care
       
  6. Cognitive Development
    • Developing the ability to reason.
       
  7. Language Development
    • Is language ability learned or innate? Social Learning Approach, Hypothesis testing approach,
      under extending
       
  8. Intelligence
    • Measuring Intelligence, Cultural Bias, IQ, Testing Intelligence as a tool.
       
  9. Socialisation ... Part A
    • Social Cognition, self awareness, awareness of others, development of empathy,
      taking turns, having a point of view/perspective, social scripts, pretend play
       
  10. Morality
    • Moral development, aggression and altruism, Freud, Piaget and Kohlberg on moral development
       
  11. Sexuality
    • Freud's phases (oral phase, anal phase, phallic phase, latent phase, genital phase),
      gender and role Identity, psycho-social development
       
  12. Socialisation ... Part B
    • Family influence, discipline, siblings, family structures, school influence, peer influence,
      acceptance and rejection, modelling, reinforcement.

 

COUNSELLING SKILLS I

Learning Goals  

  •     Acquire the ability to explain the processes involved in the training of counsellors in micro skills.
  •     Demonstrate the skills involved in commencing the counselling process and evaluation of non-verbal responses and minimal responses.
  •     Demonstrate reflection of content, feeling, both content and feeling, and its appropriateness to the counselling process.
  •     Develop different questioning techniques and to understand risks involved with some types of questioning.
  •     Show how to use various micro-skills including summarising, confrontation, and reframing.
  •     To demonstrate self-destructive beliefs and show methods of challenging them, including normalising.
  •     Explain how counselling a client can improve their psychological well-being through making choices, overcoming psychological blocks and facilitating actions.
  •     Demonstrate effective ways of terminating a counselling session and to explain ways of addressing dependency.

 

 Lesson Structure: Counselling Skills I BPS109

There are 8 lessons:

  1. Learning specific skills:
    • What is Counselling
    • Perceptions of Counselling
    • Differences between Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatrists
    • Counelling Theories
    • Empathy
    • Transferrence
    • Directiveness, non directiveness
    •  
    • Behavioural Therapies
    • Systematic Desensitisation
    • Positive Reinforcement and Extinction
    • Goals of Psychoanalytical Approach
    • Defense Mechanisms (Repression, Displacement, Rationalisation, Projection, Reaction Formulation, Intellectualisation, Denial, Sublimation)
    • Use of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy
    • Psychoanalytic Techniques
    • Analytic Framework
    • Free Associations
    • Interpretation
    • Dream Analysis
    • Resistance & Transferance
    • Humaniustic Therapy
    • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Therapies and Counsellors
    • Case Studies
    • Methods of Learning
    • Micro Skills
    • Triads
    • Modelling
    • Online and Telephone Counselling
    • Telemental Health
    • Clinical Considerations
  2. Listening & bonding:
    • Scope of Listening and Bonding
    • Meeting and greeting
    • Creating a Safe Environment
    • Location
    • Time and Duration of Sessions
    • Privacy in Telephone and online counselling
    • Showing warmth on the phone
    • The contract
    • Helping the client relax
    • Listening with intent
    • Minimal Responses
    • Non Verbal Behaviour
    • Use of Voice
    • Use of Silense
    • Case Studies
    • Active Listening
    • Dealing with Silent Phone Calls
  3. Reflection:
    • Non Directive Counselling
    • Paraphrasing
    • Feelings
    • Reflection of Feeling
    • Client Responses to Reflection of Feelings
    • Reflection of Content and Feeling
    • Case Studies
  4. Questioning:
    • Open & Closed Questions
    • Other types of Questions (Linear, Information seeking, Strategic, Reflectivew, Clarification, etc)
    • Questions to Avoid
    • Goals of Questioning
    • Identification
    • Assessment
    • Intervention
    • Case Studies
  5. Interview techniques:
    • Summarising
    • Application
    • Confrontation
    • Reframing
    • Case Studies
    • Perspective
    • Summary
  6. Changing beliefs and normalising:
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    • Changing Self-Destructive Beliefs
    • Irrational Beliefs
    • Normalising
    • Case Studies
    • Designing a Questionnaire
  7. Finding solutions:
    • Moving Forward
    • Choices (Reviewing, Creating, Making choices)
    • Facilitating Actions
    • Gestalt Awareness Circle
    • Psychological Blocks
    • Case Study
  8. Ending the counselling:
    • Terminating the session
    • Closure
    • Further Meetings
    • Dependency
    • Confronting Dependency
    • Chronic Callers
    • Terminating Silent Phone Calls
    • Silent Endings
    • Case Study
    • Other Services

 

 

 

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Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 60 - U.S. Credit Hours: 18 - when compared to regulated courses.
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