Posted: 25 March 2014
Counselling MindEd is part of the MindEd project, a £2.9 million project which allows free access to e-learning resources focussed on children and young people’s mental health.
MindEd was funded by the Department of Health and is hosted by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).
Developed by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), in association with the Child and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (CYP IAPT), Counselling MindEd has been funded by the Department of Health receiving approximately £750,000 of the budget.
The University of Roehampton’s Mick Cooper, Professor of Counselling Psychology and National Adviser for Counselling for CYP IAPT, acted as Clinical Lead for the project.
Director of Research, Policy and Professional Practice at BACP, Nancy Rowland chaired the steering committee. The Programme Manager is Helen Coles, BACP Head of Professional Standards and Andrew Reeves is Lead Author.
Professor Mick Cooper said: "Counselling MindEd provides a set of evidence-based, e-learning resources for all counsellors working with children and young people. It draws on the latest research evidence and is aligned with BACP’s new competencies for counselling children and young people. In this way, it can help to improve the standard and consistency of counsellor training in the UK. Every year, tens of thousands of children and young people come to counselling to address their psychological difficulties, and if counsellors are working more effectively then this means less psychological distress. There is no substitute for face-to-face counsellor training, but the Counselling MindEd programme can provide a valuable resource to supplement it."
Visit the website: http://counsellingminded.com
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