Continuing Professional Development

Post Graduate Diploma – Psychodynamic Approaches to Counselling Children and Young People in an Educational and Community Settings (CCYP)

Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy in association with The Bridge Foundation

This is a post-qualification certificate for counsellors or psychotherapists who are adult trained and wish to specialize in working with children and young people. Although it uses a psychodynamic approach your professional qualification does not have to be psychodynamic.

Applicants must hold a recognized Diploma in Counselling or Psychotherapy qualification.  Your Diploma need not be in Psychodynamic Counselling but it is helpful to have a basic knowledge of psychodynamic theory. 

All applicants must undergo a DBS check.  This is provided by Wessex at no extra cost.

The course will take place in Bristol on 13 Saturdays (Induction and 12 study days) over a 12-month period.  The course content will focus on psychodynamic approaches to therapy with children and young people, developmental and neuroscience theory.  A work discussion group and process group run alongside individual supervision of your work/placement which can be arranged locally with an approved supervisor.

Participants will be assessed on attendance, participation and engagement with the programme and three written submissions at post-graduate level.  Also satisfactory completion of a placement of at least 60 hours with a child or young person and associated supervision with an approved supervisor.

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Training Application Form Counselling Children & Young People

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  • Please send two copies of your application to us with your selection process fee of £75.00 to the address below:

    The Selection Committee Wessex Training Fairfield House King Street Frome BA11 1BH Please mark the envelope CONFIDENTIAL Please enclose a copy of your up to date CV. Payment of the interview fee can be made by: Cheque made payable to Wessex Counselling Or Bank Transfer to: sort code: 40 52 40 account: 00019093
  • Application Checklist

 

Study:

All the study days will take place in Bristol at the Bridge Foundation on a Saturday.

Tutorials:

Each student can expect to have two tutorials with a named tutor during the 12 day study experience.

For an application form for WCP/Bridge CCYP click here

Training services

Talking therapies work

  • Course Progression to Professional Qualification
  • Introduction Course and Foundation Certificate (Stage 1)
  • Diploma Course (Stage 2)
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (Stage 3)
  • Continuing Professional Development Courses

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