University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Therapeutic Work with Children and Adolescents

This course aims to provide a therapeutic base for professionals who are working with children and adolescents. It will provide both the strategies and the underpinning theory for working with children and adolescents appealing to all professionals in this sector, eg teachers, counsellors, nursery nurses, social workers etc. The theory will include developmental psychology attachment theory and the theoretical back ground to play therapy. It is a course that is suitable for continuing professional development (CPD) and carries 20 credits at the postgraduate level in counselling/psychotherapy and other areas. Teaching and learning methods are diverse and include seminars, group discussions, experiential exercises, and lectures. There are 2 assignments an essay and a case study or a critique of a case study.

Entry requirements

1st degree in a related field and/or a Graduate Diploma in Counselling or equivalent. Fluent oral and written English required.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Certificate Part-time - 4 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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