Counselling Children and Adolescents Level 4

Course code: ABC566
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Boost your counselling career opportunities and develop the key skills for counselling young people and adolescents.

  • Study the history and key thinkers that have contributed to counselling
  • Gain an understanding of children and their cognitive and psychological development
  • Develop a detailed knowledge of different counselling approaches, such as cognitive and person-centred methods
  • Learn about the ethics of counselling and considerations and how to create the right therapeutic environment
Course Overview

Counsellors encourage clients to explore their feelings, understand their situations better and make positive changes to their lives. This course helps you develop these skills with children and young people specifically in mind.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

This course is approved by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), at the end of this course students will be able to join and become a member of the ACCPH. The ACCPH is an independent self-regulated professional body for counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 140 hours.

Course Outcome

Counselling Children and Adolescents Level 4.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor marked assignments.

Course Content
  • History of counselling
  • Theories and theorists
  • Jung
  • Rogers
  • Skinner
  • Ellis
  • Maslow
  • Defining childhood
  • Historical perspective of childhood
  • Child development related to counselling
  • Language
  • Cognitive structure and input
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Socialisation
  • Attachment
  • Bowlby's theory
  • Approaches within cognitive behavioural therapy
  • The ABC Model
  • The triadic structure of CBT
  • The Socratic method
  • Counselling techniques
  • Further cognitive strategies
  • Organising sessions and programmes
  • Reading emotional feelings in behaviour
  • Behaviour and beliefs
  • Background
  • The inner self
  • PCT process
  • PCT application
  • PCT and transference
  • The child-counsellor relationship
  • Ethics for counselling
  • BACP ethical framework
  • CPCAB model of service levels
  • Legislation and consent
  • The play therapy room
  • Selecting media
  • Imagination
  • Setting up a practice
Extra Info

Assessment

The Counselling Children and Adolescents Level 4 course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 140 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding Body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website.
This course has been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

This course is approved by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), at the end of this course students will be able to join and become a member of the ACCPH. The ACCPH is an independent self-regulated professional body for counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.

Q&As

No previous knowledge or skills are required to enrol onto this course. However, some students may prefer to complete the Level 3 Counselling course before enrolling onto this course.

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  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • * Comprehensive study guide
  • * Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • * Student study planner
  • * Three colour highlighter
  • * Student notebook
  • * Document wallet

 

* Not included with the online study option

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