Train as a Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioner for children, young people, families and communities

Wellbeing Education offer courses at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education for individuals responsible for the pastoral care of students

If you are interested in developing a whole-school approach to mental health and emotional wellbeing enriching the lives of children and young people then Wellbeing Education provide a range of courses to help you develop the skills required.

Our portfolio of university validated courses will equip you to become a creative and therapeutic practitioner, drawing on the value of human relationships to support children’s confidence, resilience and recovery.

Attachment-based, trauma-informed, holistic, developmental and relational, this course is informed by cognitive, social and affective neuroscience. The curriculum covers a wide range of relevant topics including:

  • A whole-school culture of wellbeing
  • Organisational change
  • Child development
  • Family systems
  • Life story work
  • Creative arts and play
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Inter-cultural issues
  • Applied therapeutic thinking
  • Facilitation skills
  • Children’s rights
  • Child protection
  • Safeguarding
  • Research
  • Evaluation

The courses enable the development of self-awareness and self-esteem, fostering hopes, raising aspirations and addressing the challenges of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Graduates develop a meaningful career path promoting child mental health and emotional wellbeing.  They join a movement of therapeutic wellbeing practitioners promoting wellbeing in education, health and social care, independent, statutory and voluntary sectors.

The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education where the course is based, has a long history of contributing to creative, therapeutic and relational practice in the UK. The Wellbeing Faculty delivers placements in a wide range of settings and has an exceptional staff team with leaders from the professions of Youth Work, Social Work, Mental Health Therapy and Education, teaching multi-disciplinary approaches to wellbeing.

Anyone who is interested in working with children or young people can apply as the training is an introduction to the field of practice or CPD for teachers or anyone responsible for the pastoral care or wellbeing of students. This training course is currently in the process of becoming regulated with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Students are supported to develop therapeutic wellbeing services in education and can be developmental consultants for a whole-school approach.  Students offer creative group work, key-working and mentoring individually supervised through regular reflective practice delivered by experienced UKCP registered psychotherapists.  Children and young people can engage with any meaningful activity including sports, arts, leisure, communications, technology, nature, animals and complementary health.  Students are also able to identify children’s needs and make appropriate referrals.

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