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 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).
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 and 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 school leaders 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).
The International School Student’s Transition Guide to University - ONLINE COURSE COMING SOON!
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.