How to become an EJO4Youth practitioner
Welcome to the EJO4Youth Learning Course!
Welcome to the EJO4Youth training! This is a learning course with a hybrid approach, combining learning in the institutions and organisations themselves, and distance learning, including self-learning.
The units cover various learning aims, including:
- understand the benefits and advantages of Symbolwork
- understand effective and constructive counselling
- become familiar with the Symbolwork toolset and materials
- learn more about different counselling approaches using Symbolwork
- improve the skills necessary for an effective and sustainable counselling session
Please refer to each unit for its specific learning goals and content.
How it works
The programme consists of ten different units. Each module is organised in sequential lessons, each of them with specific learning goals. For this reason, it is important that to not miss any lessons.
Note that this is a blended learning course. Thus, there are online units, as well as face-to-face units. Only in the face-to-face setting will you be able to feel the power of symbols, features of the method and become effectively familiar with the physical tools. That’s why face-to-face lessons are mandatory.
In the online self-learning lessons, we’ll present you with the learning aims at the beginning of each session, so that you can correctly focus your learning. In each lesson you will have a multimedia resource, a written resource, and some action exercises to make the most of each learning step.
As a blended learning trainee, you are expected to have a highly active role on your online learning process. You have to make the most of your proactivity! That means keeping up with:
- Time Management;
- Managing your learning priorities;
- Personal organisation;
- Self-motivation; and
- Solution seeking to any difficulties that may arise in the process
This will be determinant factors for your success in this learning and certification process.
The assessment and certification of the blended-learning course is based on the attendance of the lessons, whether online or face-to-face, and the final assessment. Once all units are completed, a certificate will be granted to become an EJO4Youth practitioner!
Become an EJO4Youth practitioner!
You want to participate in the training and become and EJO4Youth practitioner? ? Contact your National partner organization to find out, if face to face sessions are currently offered! Download the Learning Agreement now and send it to your national partner for a training opportunity. Once you are accepted, you can start the course!
The Learning Units
Here is an overview and description of the 10 learning units of the course. After signing the Learning Agreement, you can access the self-learning online units by clicking on “Start the course” above.
If you are interested in accessing the resources provided by the training, please refer to the “Resources” tab below.
Preparatory session for practitioners
Unit 1: Preparatory session for trainers
This unit will provide you with all the necessary information and material to get started and beginn your EJO4Youth training.
Unit 2: Basic Clearing
Basic Clearing is an assessment tool to obtain a holistic overview of a person’s life situation and to see where and to what extent there is a need for counselling in relation to a specific goal.
Resource- / Competence Pathway
Unit 3: Resource- / Competence Pathway
This unit focuses on the Resource- and Competence Pathway which aims to assess a person’s resources and competences, acquired so far and which can help reach a certain goal in the future.
Unit 4: Planning Pathway
This method aims for helping clients get started and planning towards involvement with training programmes, apprenticeships, applying for jobs and preparing for job interviews.
Islands of Emotions
Unit 5: Islands of Emotions
The unit can be used for reflection on diverse topics like feelings, characteristics and goals. It is also helpful for clarification, self-awareness, for diagnosis, decision-making, and analysis of group situations or relationship aspects.
Exploration of Inner Images
Unit 6: Exploration of Inner Images
This unit focuses on the visions and ideas of how the world is made up and how to find one’s way around it, exploring the Inner Images we built around an opinion, an experience, or a certain issue.
Wheel of Feelings & Emotions
Unit 7: Wheel of feelings & emotions
The Wheel of Feelings and Emotions aims at helping clients to realise and become aware of their feelings and perceptions towards a certain issue, relationship, or experience in their life.
Unit 8: Quality Assurance
This unit focuses on evaluation of learning progress, ethical standards and guidelines for practitioners and how the quality of courses and sessions can be monitored and guaranteed by the practitioners.
Symbolwork Application (Case studies)
Unit 9: Symbolwork Application (Case Studies)
This unit is part of the face-to-face training, including practical examples and training of Symbolwork application in counselling sessions and learning from direct experiences.
Final Assessment and Feedback
Unit 10: Final Assessment and Feedback
The final unit is part of the face-to-face training and focuses on the evaluation and assessment of the learned competences and practices, including an expert talk and reflection on the content.