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Postgraduate Certificate Applied Child Psychology


Course Description

This postgraduate course equips those working with children and young people in a range of psychological and behavioural strategies for intervening in meaningful and lasting ways.

The course is informed by recent developments in psychological theory, developmental psychology and cognitive behavioural therapy and builds core skills in helping children and young people develop a coherent understanding of the forces behind their problem behaviour.

The training will enable those working in challenging environments to help young people develop new strategies for engaging with life in productive and fulfilling ways, and manage difficult experiences from a more secure emotional foundation.

As a student on this course you will cover a range of areas including learning theory, developmental psychology, social and emotional development, personality and communication.

You will learn to develop your ability to work quickly and effectively with children, parents and associated professionals.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 degree in a 'helping' profession (e.g. psychology, social work, counselling, CBT therapy, medicine) Be currently working within a service that offers the opportunity to work with children and young people in a 'helping' capacity. This is necessary to enable you to complete the practical components of the course.

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