This course prepares and supports professionals in their work with children and young people and equips them with knowledge at the context level i.e. societal and legal issues, at the theory level i.e. cognitive, emotional and communicative capacity of the young person and in practice i.e. the actual practice of helping. This is an inter-professional CPD course aimed at counsellors, teachers, pastoral care workers, social workers, youth workers, nurses and allied health professionals, who wish to enhance their specialist knowledge and professional practice in working with children and young people.
Entry Requirements: Any undergraduate degree
Start Date: 29 September 2015
Delivery: This course requires attendance on four individual days from 9.30am – 5pm on Tuesday 29 September, Tuesday 20 October, Tuesday 10 November and Tuesday 1 December 2015.
Assessment: 100% Coursework - choice from a selection of provided case studies, where the participant can elect to draw from an age stage area that encompass the life span of childhood and adolescence. Thus the participant will be able to choose from a case study based on a hypothetical scenario of either a young child or adolescent presenting with a psychological or emotional difficulty. The core content of the course will provide practical and theoretical input drawn from gestalt, psychodynamic and systemic theory which should be referred to in the case study (3000 words).
Location: Jordanstown Campus
Credit Points: 15
Cost applicable for UK/EU applicants only. Applicants resident outside of UK/EU should contact [email protected] for a quotation in relation to the cost of the course.
This course is part of a framework of postgraduate professional development opportunities. If you wish, you can study a range of short courses over a period of time and build credit towards the Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development. Once you have successfully completed a combination of short courses worth 60 credits in total, you will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development. Full details of available courses can be found at http://addl.ulster.ac.uk/postgradshortcourses