Adolescent Counselling (Professional Certificate)

15% discount is available to Monash Education alumni. Student ID will be required for this pricing option.

When working with adolescents as a counsellor, confidante or mentor, you are not always prepared for the often highly sensitive nature of the information with which you are confronted. This course introduces basic theory and practical counselling skills to help you meet the various needs of young people.

This course aims to meet the needs of the community in the area of adolescent counselling by providing you with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes required to support and guide young people.

Topics covered

  • Key factors in adolescent counselling
  • Differences with counselling adults
  • Adolescent development - biological, psychological and cognitive
  • Challenges of adolescence - sleep, peer groups, alcohol and drugs and the internet
  • Risk factors and protective factors for adolescence
  • Mental health issues including anxiety, depression and suicide
  • Micro skills of counselling - what to say
  • Counselling theories
  • Ethical issues in counselling adolescents
  • Self care and burnout prevention for counsellors.

Cost

$1,360 (GST free)

NOTE: Registrants will receive a free electronic tablet with all course materials.

15% discount is available to Monash Education alumni. Student ID will be required for this pricing option.

Course length

Evening classes of three hours per week over 10 weeks.

Dates and venues for 2019

  • March 19, 26,
    April 2, 30,
    May 7, 14, 21, 28,
    June 4, 11
    (10 x Tuesdays)
    5:30 - 8:30pm
    Clayton Campus

  • March 21, 28,
    April 4,
    May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,
    June 6, 13
    (10 x Thursdays) 
    5:30 - 8:30pm
    Ivanhoe, Lower Heidelberg Road

  • August 20, 27,
    September 3, 10, 17,
    October 8, 15, 22, 29
    November 12
    (10 x Tuesdays)
    5:30 - 8:30pm
    Clayton Campus

  • August 22, 29,
    September 5, 12, 19,
    October 10, 17, 24, 31,
    November 7
    (10 x Thursdays) 
    5:30 - 8:30pm
    Ivanhoe, Lower Heidelberg Road

Prerequisites

You do not need to complete any prerequisites for this course. However, it is most relevant if you have worked in areas such as social work, nursing, teaching, community work or have associated work experience.

Assessment

Assessment tasks consist of:

  • journal
  • class participation/attendance (80% attendance must be maintained)
  • assignment
  • exam.

Recognition

The Faculty of Education, Monash University, will issue you with a Certificate of Completion, on successful completion of the course.

We recognise the course to the value of one unit of credit (12 points) towards further study in a number of postgraduate level courses. Please refer to our Assessment and credit options.