Singapore University of Social Sciences

Counselling Adolescents

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

This is a skills-based course that examines in detail different approaches and relevant strategies in counselling adolescents. Students will discuss the nature of adolescents, the development of mental health problems in adolescents and specialised counselling skills in working with teenagers. The focus is on a proactive approach to counselling adolescents.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • The nature of adolescence
  • Influences of childhood experiences on adolescents development
  • Environmental stressors for adolescents
  • Factors related to unresolved childhood issues
  • Development of mental health problems in adolescents
  • Proactive approach to counselling adolescents
  • Making counselling relevant to adolescents
  • Promoting changes in adolescents
  • Symbolic strategies
  • Creative strategies
  • Behavioural and cognitive strategies
  • Psychoeducation strategies

Learning Outcome

  • Define the nature of adolescents(B1)
  • Discuss the inferences of childhood experiences on adolescents development (B2)
  • Explain what is involved in a proactive approach to counselling adoelescents (B2)
  • Debate how to make counselling relevant to adolescents (B2)
  • Identify nebtal health problems in adolescents (B1)
  • Apply specialised counselling skills in working with adolescents (B3)
  • Develop a proactive approach to counselling adolescents (B3)
  • Illustrate with case studies mental health problems in adolescents and relevant interventions (B3)
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