What will I learn?
You will learn 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. The programme will teach you current theory in counselling and psychotherapy, up to date approaches in child and adolescent mental health, lifespan development, family systems and trauma. You will also have the opportunity to put all this new knowledge and skills to practice by engaging in clinical placement work of 100 hours over the duration of the course.