It will provide you with the theoretical background and practical skills to work with children and adolescents in a therapeutic setting, with particular emphasis on working through creative approaches.
Exploring creative media such as art, sandplay, therapeutic storytelling, drama, music and other approaches, this course places significant emphasis on experiential learning and the acquisition of key skills for work with young clients. It draws on established and current theory in counselling and psychotherapy, up to date approaches in child and adolescent mental health, lifespan development, family systems and trauma.
Students will also engage in clinical placement work of 100 hours over the duration of the course to put into practice the skills and knowledge gained in the programme. Individual clinical supervision will be required and personal therapy is required for students.
The course is suitable for counsellors/psychotherapists, social workers, guidance counsellors, psychologists, youth workers, teachers and other related disciplines that work therapeutically with those under 18.
Venue: Dublin West & Cork
Next Start Date: 7th October 2017
Application Deadline: 31st May 2017
Two years (24 months) part-time. The course will take place at weekends (Saturday & Sunday, approx. 1 weekend per month from October to June) and the full provisional timetable will be available shortly.
Assessment: Written and practical assignments
Selection Process: There are a limited number of places available (18). Selection is based on application and interview.
Garda Vetting: Students will be required to participate in Garda Vetting procedures in relation to programme and accreditation requirements
Award: MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY MSc IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC SKILLS
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"Creative activities in therapy offer many benefits where verbal techniques fail to help an adolescent heal. Imagination and fantasy are the first adaptive coping strategies children have available to them, especially during pre-school years. By using imagination children and adolescents can formulate a more appealing narrative for what has happened to them or divert themselves from it momentarily." Read course Lecturer Deirdre Reilly's blog on working with adolescents. Read here
Each module is 30 hours duration. Modules are assessed by written and practical assignments.
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LEADING TO THE AWARD OF: MSc IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC SKILLS