Certificate in International School Counselling - Online Course
This comprehensive course is for international school counselors, or for counsellors, therapists, and psychologists who are interested in international school counseling.
It is appropriate for both counsellors who are new to international schools and for experienced international school counselors. It is a very thorough course, which will help counselors to hit the ground running in their schools, and will set them apart during the recruitment process.
- Explore the unique international school population and how global mobility can affect children and families at international schools.
- Explore the differences between international and national school counseling systems.Look at the differences between UK, US, and International Baccalaureate educational systems.
- Explore how the international school counsellor can support student wellbeing across the school by engaging with the IB Learner Profile or the Personal, Social, and Health Education curriculum.
- Look at the unique challenges facing international school counsellors.
- Explore proactive as well as responsive approaches to school counseling.
- Identify how school counselors can take an active role in supporting the international school population through transitions.
Please note that this course will not qualify participants as counselors and is not initial counselor training. It is a professional development course.
This accredited eight module course delivers 40 professional development hours. It is self-paced and must be completed in six months. A certificate of completion will be issued.
£1,485 for the eight module course. To sign up, please follow the PayPal link below (please note that once you have signed up for the course, no refunds will be given).
Course for Teachers: Supporting Children and Young People in International Schools - Online Course
International school students’ experiences are unique.
This course is essential for international school teachers and school leaders who work with children, young people and their families in the international school environment. It aims to provide participants with the additional knowledge and skills necessary to ensure the support they provide is grounded in a deep understanding of this unique population.
Attending international schools provides children and young people with a range of gifts and talents they can draw upon in their future life. However, high mobility resulting in frequent school changes can impact children on multiple levels. Questions surrounding identity and belonging, feelings of restlessness, disruptions in friendships, and repeated cycles of loss are some of the most poignant issues facing children and young people in international schools. These challenges, caused by the ever-changing landscape associated with the international school lifestyle, can have a profound impact on well-being. Understanding the experiences of children and young people in international schools can help teachers and school leaders to ensure that the positives of this school experience far outweigh any negative impacts. One of the best things that teachers and school leaders can do is to deepen their understanding of the international school experience for both globally mobile and home country students, in order to respond appropriately with knowledgeable support, so that young people can thrive in this environment.
The cost of the course is £295 and places are limited. On completion, you will have earned 12 hours of professional development and a certificate will be issued. The course is self-paced, and once you have signed up you will have three months to finish. Kathy or Melissa will be your course facilitator and will be there to answer any questions, provide feedback, and support you through the course.
Supporting Teacher and Staff Wellbeing in International Schools - Online Course
There is mounting evidence that stress-related illness amongst teachers has increased in recent years, resulting in emotional, physical, and mental depletion. Mental health problems, particularly depression and anxiety, have become more common amongst teachers.
This course has been developed to help international schools create an environment that supports mental health in teachers and school staff, who can subsequently enable the development of emotionally healthy students. Our course enables international schools to understand the stresses of international school teaching, to help staff to recognise personal coping strategies, and to implement support systems to systemically address staff wellbeing. There is strong evidence to suggest that where stress is reduced, teacher absence and turnover is lower and pupil standards higher. This course is appropriate for teachers, school leaders, counselors, and other international school staff with an interest in this area.
- Highlight areas that may impact mental wellbeing for teachers.
- Develop personal and institutional strategies to support teachers’ mental health.
- Cultivate skills and practices which promote emotional wellbeing.
- Foster an understanding of the need for self and community care.
£149 for the course. To sign up, please follow the PayPal link below (please note that once you have signed up for the course, no refunds will be given). This course must be completed within 3 months of sign up.