Certificate in International School Counselling - AVAILABLE NOW
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 seasoned 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 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 challenges facing international school counsellors, including child protection/safeguarding.
- Explore proactive as well as clinical 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 one year. 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).
Supporting Children’s Wellbeing in International Schools - ONLINE COURSE COMING SOON
Growing up overseas impacts children on multiple levels.
Questions surrounding identity and belonging, feelings of restlessness, relational struggles, repeated cycles of loss and grief are the most poignant issues facing expatriates today. These challenges, caused by the ever changing landscape associated with the expatriate lifestyle, can have a profound impact on well-being.
This course is essential for teachers and school leaders who work with children, young people and their families from an expatriate frame of reference. It aims to provide participants with the additional skills and expertise necessary to ensure the support they provide is grounded in a deep understanding of this unique population.
The course delivers 12 hours of CPD and a certificate of completion will be issued.
Understanding and Working with Adolescents
Adolescence is a critical phase in human development. During this time, young people are often faced with a number of overwhelming struggles including social pressures, negative family interaction, school demands and significant developmental changes.
Being an adolescent can be challenging, but it is important to remember that the majority successfully navigate through their teenage years. Research suggests, however, that during this time some young people are at risk of developing emotional problems that continue into adulthood.
This course is essential for members of staff who have responsibility for the social and emotional wellbeing of students in their schools. In addition to providing practical tools staff members will be able to use straightaway, this course looks at the brain development of adolescents and key emotional, psychological, and educational aspects of adolescence.
Facilitating Successful Transitions
Transition is a psychological state that often incorporates a physical move. With transition there is always a sense of loss because there will always be something of value left behind, even when the gain is greater or the move heralds a brighter future.
As experts in transition, we offer a variety of courses including: Transition to Senior School, Transition to University, Turbulent Transitions, Transition and Loss.Our presentations / courses aim to:
- Examine the key factors impacting wellbeing during transition.
- Provide guidance as to how staff may support students undergoing transition.
- Provide students with skills to navigate successful transitions.
- Support schools in developing comprehensive transition programmes.
Preparing International School Teachers for their Overseas Postings
The recruitment and relocation of international teachers overseas is an exciting and challenging process for all concerned.
Supporting new staff, especially those new to international teaching, is vital in order to ensure a seamless transition. In order to minimise settling-in difficulties, we offer training for new staff to prepare them for their upcoming international position.
To help staff:
- Explore the theories surrounding international moves including Culture Shock, Third Culture Kids and Transition
- Manage the emotional aspects of an international move
- Form an understanding of the expatriate way of life, in particular the young people they will be engaging with in the classroom on a daily basis
- Consider the practical steps necessary to facilitate a smooth transition
- Connect with others who are about to embark on a similar journey
Supporting Teacher Wellbeing in Schools
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 school leaders create an environment that supports mental health in teachers, who can subsequently enable the development of emotionally healthy students. Our course enables schools to promote an awareness of the stresses of teaching, help staff to recognise personal coping strategies, and 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.
- Highlight areas that may impact mental wellbeing for teachers.
- Develop personal and institutional strategies to support teachers’ mental health.
- Cultivate skills which promote emotional wellbeing, including mindfulness and conflict resolution skills.
- Foster an understanding of the need for self and community care.
The Expatriate Student’s Guide to a Healthier Transition to University
Transition is a psychological state that often incorporates a physical move. During transition, even when the move heralds a brighter, more exciting future, students are often at their most vulnerable as previous support systems are dismantled and new ones yet to be secured.
This course is designed for young people who are preparing to leave their host country and either repatriating or entering a new country to start university. It invites them to look beyond just the practical aspects, to encourage a deeper understanding of the impact of such a move, including how to navigate any challenges they may face as an expatriate student at university.
- Develop a deep understanding of the expatriate profile.
- Examine how expatriate living may impact the mental health and wellbeing of expatriate university students.
- Explore the possible challenges faced by expatriate students.
- Provide an understanding of the transition process
- Equip students with practical advice and the skills needed to promote successful transitions to university.