NEW Course Dates 2021 - Level 3 Certificate in Therapeutic Group Work for Children and Young People

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09/11/2020by :
Morwenna Farnan

Containing Groups

Are you running groups with Children and Young People?

Do you ever wonder what’s happening in your group?

Do these groups ever leave you feeling emotionally drained?

Used well, groups can be a powerful tool, enabling children to learn to work safely and productively together. This experiential qualification enables practitioners to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make effective use of a therapeutic group to support change for children and young people effectively.

Who is this course for? This qualification is suitable for those staff using group work with children or young people in either school or care settings. These groups may be for all ages and abilities such as: circle times, youth clubs, nurture groups or after-school clubs.

Who leads this course? The course is developed and led by The Mulberry Bush, a leading therapeutic organisation with over seventy years’ experience of using group work models to work with children and families, who have experienced trauma and loss.

The course will include: • What makes a group therapeutic? • The theories which can underpin and support groups. • Exploring how the group itself is the key therapeutic resource. • Working with dynamics, roles and resistance in groups. • Child development. • The aims of the group and assessing its effectiveness. • Setting up and running a group. • Recording and evaluating your group.

What is expected of participants? Students will be expected to not only learn about groups but work as a reflective practice group themselves. Students will be expected to bring examples of their work for live discussion based sessions. Assessment will include poster presentations, a written assignments and group discussions.

When will the course take place? The course will run for a period of approximately twelve months. Taught sessions will take place every other week via Zoom alongside self-directed learning and reflective practice. The course will commence on Friday 15th January 2021 at 1pm.

How much will cost? £895 per applicant. Terms and Conditions apply.

How to book

For upcoming dates and to be added to our mailing list please contact Kathy Smith on 01865 594700 or email

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