Working with children CPD - online diploma

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Hypnotherapists and trainees
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About this CPD course

Many therapists tend to shy away from treating children for the simple reason that they don’t feel comfortable or just don’t know what approach to take, as children do not readily respond to the standard adult inductions or regimens. This distance learning training offers the specialised techniques required for this work. 

For anyone primarily trained in treating adults, the difference in the responses of a child can be very disconcerting. However, once those differences are understood, the process can be surprisingly easy and very rewarding.

Children are usually free of the sort of expectations that can inhibit adults and so are often more receptive to change work. It requires a ‘letting-go’ of many of the givens in treating adults and the embracing of a much more playful way of working. Once we achieve that level of comfort, working with children can become a joy. 


  • child logic and psychology
  • piaget’s theory of cognitive development
  • special factors in treating the under 6s
  • special factors in treating children between 6-12
  • special factors in treating adolescents
  • male/female differences
  • Gillick competency and Fraser guidelines
  • confidentiality
  • essential foundation skills
  • common problem initiators
  • commonly encountered problems (over 25 problems included)
  • analysing the micro-dynamics of the problem
  • inductions and deepening techniques for children
  • hypnotherapeutic treatment interventions
  • behavioural interventions
  • base studies

Course material

Upon enrolment, you will be sent the course material via email. To make the best use of this course, it is suggested you read through all of the material at least once or twice, before starting to answer the questions at the end of each section. If you have difficulty in answering any question, go back and re-read the relevant part again. You do not need to submit your answers to these.

When you feel confident that you have absorbed the content, get in touch with us and we will send you the final assessment for you to complete and return for marking. We offer support throughout. Upon a successful assessment, you will be issued with a diploma certificate and registered as having completed the course, which is equivalent to 20 CPD hours. The assessor holds a Royal Society of Arts NVQ award in psychotherapy/hypnotherapy training. 

CPD: 20 Hours

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Hosted by Nicolette Pinkney

PSI Training - Mike Garrett and Nicolette Pinkney. Delivering professional training in the field of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and solution-focused counselling since 1989, we have developed a unique model of therapy. This is reflected in our distance-learning CPD courses, which are adapted from our intensive weekend masterclasses.

Hosted by Nicolette Pinkney