Course Description

Diploma in Child & Youth Counselling

The Career Academy

How to change people’s lives for the better

This is a course where you can make a world of difference for children and young people. It’s a fascinating and highly detailed course where you’ll learn about theories of childhood development that include morality, cognition and  psychosocial; as well as develop core counselling skills. The modules in this course will provide you with the wonderful opportunity to learn about many specialist and generalist areas.

Course Modules​

Child Psychological Development

  1. Introduction to Child Psychology
  2. The newborn infant
  3. States and senses of the infant
  4. Learning
  5. Emotions
  6. Cognitive development
  7. Language development
  8. Intelligence
  9. Socialisation
  10. Sexuality & Morality

Adolescent Psychological Development

  1. Introduction
  2. Life Crises
  3. Physical Development
  4. Intellectual Development
  5. Emotional Development
  6. Sexuality
  7. Social Development
  8. Moral Development
  9. Adolescents and the Transition to Adulthood

Counselling Skills

  1. Learning specific counselling skills
  2. Listening and bonding
  3. Reflection
  4. Questioning
  5. Interview techniques
  6. Changing beliefs and normalising
  7. Finding solutions
  8. Ending the counselling

Course Code PSCI3015
College Name The Career Academy
Course Category Mental Health, Wellbeing
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Professional Qualification
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Course Fee 499
Course Duration Duration: Approximately 300 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.
Course Times You will have access to this course for up to 12 months until you complete.
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