Child and youth care counsellors are able to articulate a specific theoretical approach to change, and modify that approach to suit the needs of the individual client. Examples such as attachment theory, cognitive behaviour therapy, solution focused approaches, narrative approaches, art therapy, and trauma informed practice are all types of interventions that can be used by child and youth counsellors with well-developed intervention techniques; based on theory and used within the context of normative development in a social ecology.
Experienced child and youth care counsellors engage in reflective practice to ensure that client service plan objectives are being met or modified within a systematic manner, and that the client is involved to the extent that are reasonable given their developmental status and agency policies.
This course will take the learner through the certification written exam questions by providing a base level of theory and information. Learners are expected to do further research and study on their own in addition to this material.