The Child Affected by Neglect and Abuse: Creative Counselling Ideas

Course info

“Are you working with children who have been exposed to trauma and neglect? Chances are that you are working under severe pressure; trying to make a difference; feeling tired and that you have lost your motivation.

This three-day course has been designed to refresh your knowledge and skills, inspire and motivate you! The course will focus on creative ways to enhance and develop a child’s emotional skills. On completion, each participant will receive a creative, fun toolbox that can be used successfully in counselling.

The course will run over three days and has been approved by the SACSSP.

You will receive a certificate on completion, indicating that you have received 13 CPD points.

Course outline:

  1. Ethics in relation to helping and counselling children
  2. Childhood development focusing on social and emotional development
  3. The impact of trauma and neglect on the developing child
    1. the developing brain
    2. attachment
    3. behavioural and developmental problems
  4. Counselling the child affected by trauma or neglect:
    1. Communicating with children
    2. Critical reasons for development of the emotional/ coping skills of the child
    3. A creative counselling toolbox
  5. Vicarious trauma

This course includes: light refreshments, a certificate of completion, 13 CPD points as well as a creative counselling toolbox.

Our Pretoria branch is located in Elarduspark close to the N1 and the Rigel off ramp, this makes it easily accessible from Pretoria East, Centurion, Midrand and Johannesburg. Our hourly rates are available on the booking system and varies, based on the counsellor and the service being offered.