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Core Competence for Working Therapeutically with Children & Young People – Autumn Cohort Launch

21st October 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Core Competence Course
This certificated course is in three parts all designed to build of your understanding of human development, gain confidence in unique ethical and legal challenges Children & Young People (CYP) counsellors face and gain tangible tools that you can take directly into the counselling room. Having been quality checked by the National Counselling Society this course is a great introduction to working with CYP.

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The Webinars

  • Part 1 – Understanding Development
    Intro to Dynamic Maturation Model of Attachment, psychosocial development, teenage brains & pressures on young adults.
  • Part 2 – Law and Ethics around working therapeutically with CYP
    Role of ethics in counselling CYP, Ethical decision making and UK Law relating to; capacity & consent, confidentiality, and
  • Part 3 – Skills and Adaptions for therapeutically work with CYP.
    Focusing on adapting skills and practices for; working with under 11’s, early teens and young people.


Self-Led Study
To supplement your learning and receive your certificate in CYP competence you will need to complete continued professional development (CPD) in the following areas.

Understanding Development Law & Ethics Skills & Adaptation
Becoming Independent

Family Systems

Developing Relationships & Sexuality

Neuro A-Typical Spectrum issues

Cultural Competence

Disability Awareness

Legal and ethical framework.

The Mental Health Act

Record Keeping & GDPR.

Key differences for working with CYP over adults. Supervision in Counselling

Establishing a Therapeutic Alliance & Concluding Counselling

Using Outcome & Process measures


This ensures that we cover all the competencies relating to working therapeutically with CYP. These CPD hours can be found many formats from book chapters, blogs, MindEd, lectures at university, documentaries etc.

Case Study
The final part of this course is to write a short case study (500-1000 words) that demonstrates understanding of one or more of the topics covered in the training.

Cost for CASY Counsellors: 
Cost for external attendees: £300

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21st October 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm