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Child Counselling Level 3 100 Hours Certificate Course
Learn About Child Counselling
Level 3 Online course in Counselling Children: Learn the skills needed to help the mental health of children. Discover how factors such as: divorce or separation, bullying, grief, or even moving to a new house can affect a child's mental well-being.
This child counselling course has been accredited at Level 3, by ACCPH - The Professional Organisation for Coaches, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and clinical Hypnotherapists. Once you have graduated, including completing the final exam, you will be able to join ACCPH as a Professional Member and use the letters MACCPH after your name.
Your qualification will also be endorsed and awarded by an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation, meaning Counselling Children has been independently assessed for quality and suitability of learning, by both a professional and an academic body.
Child Counsellors provide children with the opportunity to share their troubles, away from their normal home and school environments. Dependent on age, there are a number of methods by which a child can be encouraged to communicate their feelings to a child counselling professional. These include: drawing and painting, reading or telling stories, explaining their concerns by speaking through a character, from a book or in drama, talking therapy or a combination of talking therapies and activity
Do you want to learn the right skills, that will give you the tools to help children as a Child Counsellor? Then look no further. This online distance learning course has been designed by industry relevant professionals and is taught by Iona Lister, a highly qualified and experienced counselling professional and author. So, you can be sure of receiving the very best start to your new vocation.
Lesson Structure: Counselling Children BPS218
1 Introduction to Types & Causes of Childhood Problems
- Types of Childhood Problems
- Causes of Childhood Problems
- Resilience & Vulnerability
2 Assessment of Childhood Problems
- Understanding Normal Development
- Assessing Children
- Significance of Prevalence
3 Counselling for Internalising Problems and Disorders - ANXIETY
- Introduction - Main Types of Anxiety
- Other Types of Anxiety
- Anxiety in Children
- Types of Treatment for Anxiety in Children
- Parental Help
4 Counselling for Internalising Problems and Disorders -DEPRESSION
- Depressive Disorders in Children
- Counselling Treatments for Depression
5 Counselling for Externalising Problems and Disorders – Eating Disorders
- What are Eating Disorders?
- Causes of Eating Disorders
- Signs and Symptoms
- Getting Help
- Case Study – Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and treatment of eating disorders
6 Counselling for Externalising Problems and Disorders -CONDUCT DISORDERS
- Sub-types of Conduct Disorder
- Symptoms of Conduct Disorder
- Causes of Conduct Disorder
- Diagnosis and Treatment of Conduct Disorder
7Counselling for Other Problems & Disorders
- Bullying and Cyberbullying
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Treatment for ASD
8 Other Counselling Approaches
- Art Therapy
- Lego Therapy
- Play Therapy
9 Problem Based Learning Project (PBL)
a) What is Problem Based Learning?
- Problem Based Learning (PBL) is an instructional method of active learning which focusses the student on investigation and resolution of real-world problems.
b) Why is Problem Based Learning important?
- Problem Based Learning is designed to help students identify, analyse, apply (where possible) and summarise content related to a hypothetical situation. Students are required to demonstrate the ability to work to specification as a learned skill.
c) What is a PBL composed of?
- Part one: Written or oral presentation of key findings relevant to the area of study (within specific guidelines).
- Part two: Reflective evaluation of personal learning.
Learning Goals: Counselling Children BPS218
- Explain broad groups of psychological disorders in children and possible causes of problems
- Understand the significance of development and differences to adults in the assessment of child mental health
- Understand childhood anxiety and possible counselling approaches to treatment
- Understand childhood depression and possible counselling approaches to treatment
- Understand childhood eating and feeding disorders and possible counselling approaches to treatment
- Understand childhood anxiety and possible counselling approaches to treatment
- Explain a range of other problems and disorders affecting children; and compare alternative response strategies
- Explain a range of different counselling strategies and possible outcomes that are appropriate to use when dealing with children
- Investigate a child in need of counselling and develop a treatment plan for that child
Practical (Set Tasks)
Course Tutor: Counselling Children BPS219
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 also 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.
- 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
Assessment is based on a combination of completing all assignments and sitting for a final short one and a half hour exam, in your own location.
If you don’t cope well with exams then you may elect to undertake a project instead. This is a popular option.
In addition, most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson placed before the assignment. This is an opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge and skills and practical experience. This ADL feature is an added bonus not found at most online schools. Set Tasks are not required for assessment.
Some courses also have optional Self-Tests which are available on our online learning platform. These are not available by correspondence or by USB, and do not form part of your overall grade.
How our courses work
- Choose Your Learning Method
You choose how you would like to receive your course material, i.e., Online, USB or Correspondence. The choice is yours. You may also work on online or offline.
- Tutor Allocation
Every student is assigned their own dedicated tutor who is an expert in their subject area. They provide as much or as little individual contact as you require. You can contact your tutor whenever you need – your hours are not limited.
- Feedback and Assignments
Tutor Feedback is an essential component in helping you understand the subject matter. Tutor feedback is given in the form of notes written on the assignment. We encourage you to contact your Tutor where help with clarification and understanding of course material may be required.
Your assignments are located at the end of each lesson. You submit them for marking whenever you are ready. There is no time limit.
- Set Tasks and Self-Tests
Most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson before for the assignment. This is where you get the opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge, skills and practical experience. Many modules also have short Self-Tests.
Once all assignments have been completed you may then elect to sit for a one and half hour exam in your own location. If you prefer not to take the exam you do have the option to undertake a project instead.
Once the exam or project part of the course is completed, your Certificate is then processed. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for this.
- Design Your Own Qualification
ADL offers students the flexibility to self-design their own qualification – bundling together a combination of 100-hour modules into a qualification higher than a certificate.
What your tuition fees include
- All Course Material via Online, USB or Correspondence
- Assignments Marked
- Professional Tutor Feedback
- Set Tasks - Practical Exercises to help you develop skills
- Self-Tests – multiple choice questions at the end of lessons in most modules
- Unlimited Personal Tutor Support – via our student classroom
- Committed and Friendly Admin Support – vital to your success
- ADL Ebook where relevant
- All ADL Exam or Project fees (exception RHS exams)
- Qualification Certificate
- Official Transcript with assignment grades
- Student Manual
- Academic Writing course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Critical Thinking course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Job Seekers Careers Guide
- Study Tips on How To Study Better
- Career Counselling by ADL Staff
- CV Writing Help, Tips and Advice