This program gives participants an opportunity to develop a set of competencies to effectively support children and youth who are struggling with a variety of relational and mental health issues.
For counsellors working with children and youth, the challenge is to engage and work with them at their level while also attending to their important relationships and external influences. Children and youth are often unable to talk about their concerns, so creativity is needed to help them express emotions and work through problems. This program explores the ways in which mental health concerns are expressed in children and youth, including issues related to attachment, addictions, and anxiety. Participants will learn skills for fostering attachment, promoting self-regulation and healthy coping, and developing resilience.
Elective workshops make up the additional hours of training you need to reach 60 hours. These can be chosen from CTRI’s in-person, live virtual, or on-demand workshops. Suggested elective workshops to complete this certificate are: Play Therapy, Gender and Sexual Diversity in Youth, Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth, and Trauma-Informed Care. You can find all our available workshop topics here.
How It Works
We will apply any CTRI workshops you have attended within the last five years (proof of participation may be required). Upon registration, please contact Lauren Laycock at [email protected] if you have retroactive attendance you would like applied towards your certificate.
Please complete your current certificate program before registering for a second certificate.
*Webinars cannot be applied to the certificate program
*Workshops taken through other organizations cannot be applied to the certificate program