Children face mental health problems and difficulties in their lives which require help from counsellors, psychologists and other therapists. However, helping children with these problems usually requires a different approach to helping adults. You have to be mindful of legal issues, ethical issues, their level of emotional and cognitive development, and what is going to be meaningful to them in the context of their lives.
In order to counsel children effectively a therapist needs to understand the types of problems that can affect children and how they might have evolved. Like disorders of adulthood, childhood disorders can, and usually do, have more than one cause. Also, like adults, these causes may be of genetic or environmental origin. With children though, we must also consider developmental causes since childhood is a time when children are continually developing: intellectually, socially, emotionally and, of course, physically.
Take this course to find out more about what influences childhood mental health, the unique problems involved with interviewing and assessing children, and some different strategies for helping children with different types of mental health issues. Become more sensitive to the needs of children, and more capable of interacting in a positive way with children during counselling.
Lesson 1- Introduction to Types & Causes of Childhood Problems
Lesson 2- Assessment of Childhood Problems (including ethical/legal considerations)
Lesson 3- Counselling for Internalising Problems & Disorders I: Anxiety
Lesson 4- Counselling for Internalising Problems & Disorders II: Depression
Lesson 5- Counselling for Externalising Problems & Disorders III: Eating Disorders
Lesson 6- Counselling for Externalising Problems & Disorders IV: Conduct Disorders
Lesson 7- Counselling for Other Problems & Disorders
Lesson 8- Other Counselling Approaches
Lesson 9- Problem based learning
There are no general entry requirements for this course, just your drive, motivation, and passion for the industry. You may enrol into this course at any time and begin studying shortly after enrolment.
Duration study load
We allow up to 12 months to complete this course, although your actual completion time may be less depending on prior experience and the time you commit to your study. Approx 100 hours.
GROW Training Group offers a range of payment plans to suit any budget.
Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a GROW Training Group Training Certificate of Achievement in Counselling Children.