Diploma in working therapeutically with young people
Sheila Robb House
This diploma course is taught in 12 sessions over six weekends.
In this is course where you will explore how to work therapeutically, effectively and safely with young people (aged between 11 and 18). You will gain the confidence to help a young person to express themselves and tell their story whilst understanding and employing a variety of interventions. You will also reflect on your own adolescence and how this may affect your role as a young person's counsellor.
Starting with a foundation of understanding the development of the young person along with attachment patterns, you will be able to gain an understanding of the individual young person and tailor the therapy to suit their needs. You will encourage the young person to feel safe enough to have those important conversations, and empower them to explore how they can make the changes they may need to make. You will study the impact that the systems around the young person can have on them, this includes looking at the role of the family, school, their culture and the community that they live in. Exploring the practicalities of counselling young people, such as contracting, initial sessions as well as safeguarding, is balanced with developing therapeutic techniques and creative ways of working, thus offering an experience of therapy that can positively impact on the young person’s life.
For more information: https://devoncounsellingcollege.co.uk/workshops.html
About Jane Schindler-Ord
I facilitate this course along with my husband James Schindler-Ord. We are both psychotherapists with many years of experience working with young people. We have written and delivered training in this area for many years. We both work with young people in Private Practice and supervise counsellors and other professionals who work with young people.