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The Child Psychology Diploma is a professional training course for anyone looking to work in this field. It covers the key areas and stages of development in children, the role of a child psychologist, and common issues in infancy, childhood and adolescence.
Packed with case studies and training exercises, this course provides both a practical and theoretical understanding of child psychology, equipping you with the real-world knowledge and skills required to fast track your career in this field. You will deepen your knowledge of the therapeutic relationship, and familiarise with a wide range of cognitive development theories.
Through instructor-led guidance, you will learn about the stages of child development, including cognitive, social and emotional development. You will also explore the key factors that influence development in children. Other essential topics such as child attachment, parenting styles and communication problems will also be discussed in depth.
Who should take the course
This comprehensive training course is ideal for new and aspiring child psychologists, as well as anyone looking to start a career in a related profession, such as:
- Child Psychologist
- Child Psychotherapist
- Play Therapist
- Family Therapist
Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.
In module one, we will learn the definition of child psychology, covering both social and cultural background. It also covers the stages and areas of development in children.
In module two, we will explore Bowlby’s Attachment Theory and the key components of attachment, including the evolution of imprinting.
In module three, we will learn about how separation and loss affect children and adolescents, covering key topics such as grief, divorce and foster care.
In module four, we will take a look at the influences on problematic development, parenting styles, and family problems in childhood, from child abuse to institutional upbringing.
In module five, we will familiarise with some basic cognitive development theories, as well as explore cognitive milestones in children and adolescents, age-by-age. It covers Piaget’s Theory of cognitive development stages.
In module six, we will gain a deeper understanding of the general stages of cognitive and emotional development, with an in-depth look at attachment and bonding, family factors and social fears in children.
In module seven, we will study intellectual development at different ages, with a close look at personality and character development.
In module eight, we will broaden our understanding of phonological, lexical and morpho-syntactic development in children, with an overview of common learning/communication difficulties.
In module nine, we will explore the fundamental stages and theories of moral growth in children, with an overview of Freud’s theory of psychosexual development.
In module ten, we will develop our knowledge of developmental problems in infancy, from sleep problems to potty training and psychoeducation. It also covers autism and the family-based approach to managing autism.
In module eleven, we will explore common issues in childhood, including behavioural disorders and childhood anxiety. It covers social information-processing theory and development of the concept of pain.