So many educators and teachers are placed at the front line of emotional and psychological support for children and their families. Children are evolving - and so are their needs. There are certain behaviours and emotions that need to be supported in class, outside of a diagnosis or label. This holistic support of children speaks to inclusive education and enabling children with limited self regulation techniques or behaviours to still thrive. Educators do not always have the counselling skills or certification to be able to register with a counselling body and provide this service to those they want to help. We support these individuals by providing a comprehensive 4 week programme ( 5 live Zoom days of training held on weekday afternoons & evenings to accommodate school times) which provides for practical preparation and supervision hours which leads to eligibility in registering as a counsellor with the Association of Holistic Counsellors (ASCHP) Council for Counsellors in South Africa (CCSA). We are focused on holistic and wellness interventions and work within a specialist scope of practice
We are proud to offer this initiative aimed at the further development of prospective counsellors who hold the minimum requirement of a Bachelor's Degree or higher in Education from a South African University.
This programme is a dual-membership programme embedding the practical side of counselling via mentorship, hands on learning, case studies and role play.
Most professional bodies require at least 100 counselling hours as a minimum requirement for consideration. Your designation determines your scope of practice, and there is a need for both theoretical knowledge, and practical experience and immersion. The more experience you have, the better you will be able to serve your clients.
Please note if you do not have a degree or higher you will be able to use the designation of Edu-Wellness Facilitator.
Topics to be covered:
Specific Outcome 1 - Ethical Practice & The Wellness Paradigm
Specific Outcome 2 - Introduction to wellness counselling skills
Specific Outcome 3 - Reducing Stigma & Understanding the Impact of Technology on Society
Specific Outcome 4 - New Needs from Students & Family
Specific Outcome 5 - Understanding The Stages of Emotional Readiness & Maturity in Those With Additional Emotional Needs
Specific Outcome 6 - Somatic Interventions for Adults & Children
Specific Outcome 7 - Practical Support of Children Exhibiting Challenging Behaviours & Mindset
Specific Outcome 8 - Practical Support of Children Exhibiting Anger & Frustration Towards Authority Figures
Specific Outcomes 9 - Divorce, Bullying, Grief, Bereavement & Impact on Spirituality & Psyche
After your course you will submit 4 assignments and a final project and then embark on practical hours which you can sign up for at your leisure!
We look forward to your journey!