CLEAR, the Cornwall based charity that is supports people of all ages all ages impacted by abuse and trauma, has announced the launch of their Level 5 Diploma in Working Therapeutically with Children & Young People.

The fully accredited post qualifying Level 5 Diploma provides specialist training for practitioners interested in working with children and young people. The course combines both practical and theoretical training together with clinical placements and group supervision. Sessions and lectures will take place one weekend a month over an 18 month period starting in January 2020.

The core modules of the course are: child development, therapeutic approaches, safe clinical practice, working with children and young people who have experienced abuse and emotional trauma.

During the Autumn two half-day taster sessions provide an opportunity for potential students to experience the course content and feel. These will provide an opportunity to work with two CLEAR therapist lecturers on the course - previous sessions have involved, art, music and dance.

Carolyn Webster, CLEAR Chief Executive, said: “We are pleased to be able to invite applications for our next Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People Diploma course starting in January 2020. It has been accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body and is the first and only course of its kind available in Cornwall. The taster sessions in the Autumn provide the ideal opportunity to understand what it is all about.”

The Diploma is part of the CLEAR Centre of Excellence, that complements the charity’s counselling and therapy services, that brings together learning, research, resources and training opportunities for professionals and practitioners. It includes: hosting professional conferences and Continuing Professional Development workshops, on-going evaluation of the services provided by the CLEAR itself, and the professional accreditation of all therapeutic staff.

Further information on the  pdf Diploma is available here (234 KB)  including course content and methods of assessment.

Or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or would like to apply.


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