10 cp Prerequisites 30 cp of 600-level COUN units Teaching Organisation 2 hours per week for twelve weeks or equivalent
This unit will introduce the key skills in counselling children. It will enhance students’ knowledge and capacity to engage in assessment and therapeutic interventions with children. The Unit examines the historical and recent perspectives in relation to counselling children. Key theoretical concepts will be discussed and related to clinical intervention. Students will learn about the specific assessment and counselling techniques for the different developmental periods throughout childhood. Various issues concerning work with parents will be examined. Students will also learn how to appropriately terminate counselling with children.