This course is for those who want to become a professional counsellor specialising in their work with children.
This course is for beginners, so you will learn from the start.
Here is what you will learn here:
What you need to know beforehand? Only that you have an interest in working with children and teenagers and that you are interested in counselling too! :)
Here you will find out about the aims of the course, who is this course for, and how to derive the best value from it. You will also learn a bit about your instructor.
Counselling is a 'talking therapy' which helps individuals to achieve 'change' and 'transformation' in their lives.
Developmental Cycle involves stages of growth that a person goes through when they reach adulthood (and then old age).
Both parents and teachers are very important to the child. But to what degree? Learn about it here.
Each age stage has its own difficulties and challenges that the child has to face. What complexities of adolescent period can you think of?
Psychological Development is based on many grounding theories of 'big minds' such as Eric Erickson and Sigmund Freud. Prepare for some Psychology here!
A child (or an adolescent) can go through stages that bring stress and conflict into their lives. Conflict can be external or internal. Can you guess why is that?
To understand behavioural therapies you need to know what theories underpin them first. Then you can learn to use them in your practice.
Counselling adults is different from counselling children. In what ways? Can you think of the approaches that you can use in working with children?
Using language means being aware of what words you use and what body language you demonstrate to your client. Learn more about it here.
Sometimes we forget the important details, facts, names, and so on. Learn here how our memory is structured, and why at times a child cannot recall anything related to their traumatic experiences.
To understand how to counsel a child or adolescent in grief, you need to know how they 'view' the matter of death. Here you will learn more about it.
Dysfunctional families is a very interesting topic. You will learn what exactly that means, and how it affects the children throughout their lives
Co-dependency is another very interesting topic. You will see the pattern that starts in childhood and goes all throughout the adult life affecting the person's relationships with others.
What is the difference between child bullying and child abuse? Can you guess? Learn here about each topic in detail.
Here you will learn how Psychologists and researchers study the process of 'learning' and 'teaching'.
What is required that your client was able to reach transformation in his or her life? Find out all the answers here.
When the client finished his or her set of counselling sessions, they will acquire many new skills. Now is the time to teach them to use them appropriately and independently from counselling.
Recovery is not only about addictions or mental health problems. It's also about recovering from traumatic experiences. This is what you will learn here.
Emotional Intimacy is not only about adult love or anything like that. It's also about relationships with your family and siblings, and even close friends.
Learn how to finally become your own boss: how to open your own practice, where to counsel, how to advertise and so much more.
Hey, my name is Elmira Strange, and I am Motivational Psychologist and Certified Life Coach. I am passionate about working with students who want to become online instructors and coaches.
My previous work involved Research Psychology and Lecturing at University (UK).
The unusual bit: I was born in Northern Kazakhstan (where it's freezing cold in winter -40C), then moved to Russia, then to the United Kingdom.
The interesting bit: I had a life-saving surgery and near-death experience in 2012. The near-death experience made me realise that we are here to share our knowledge, help each other, and enjoy this life.
My interests: Psychology, Motivation
My previous experience: Whilst I was working at University (Wales, UK) as a Senior Researcher and Psychology Lecturer (prior to Udemy), my focus was on 'Researching Stress in Families of Disabled Children' where I had to learn what makes people stressed and unhappy.
Since 2006 I am working as an 'online entrepreneur' as well: writing blogs and books, and now 'teaching online' which became my true passion. In my Udemy courses I combine my extensive knowledge of 'online entrepreneurship' and my passion for 'Motivational Psychology and Coaching'.