The training program "Living and Working with adolescents" is now in its 7th edition. It is recognized by the Portuguese Ministry of Education and it was developed in 2006. The training is intended to give you a theoretical basis to work with young people, to expand your expertise and knowledge and to acquire methods and techniques that are useful for the everyday tasks.


Who is meant for...

This training program is directed to people who are interested in cooperating with youth support projects in Portugal, carrying out individual educational activities with children and adolescents, and taking care of them in their own family unit.

Overall Goal

The main goal is to provide to the children and adolescents the means to learn social skills, with which they are expected to be more tolerant towards situations that lead to frustration and to deal more appropriately with aggression, while assuring educational and vocational assistance in order to facilitate their reintegration into society.

Specific Goals

  • To establish a clear connection between theory and practice;
  • To recognize and classify certain events and processes during everyday counselling;
  • To gain a more conscious attitude as a counsellor;
  • To improve self-reflection skills regarding your own thinking and behaviour patterns;
  • To extend practical abilities and resources as a counsellor.

Course Programme

  • Introduction & Basiscs on Living and Working with Adolescents
  • Family- and Care-Systems
  • Parental Power(-lesness)
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Crises Management
  • Trauma
  • Addiction and Prevention
  • Behaviours and their Backgrounds
  • Working with Adolescents between Counselling and Private Life
  • Final Presentations & Evaluation
  • Certificate

    Counsellor for Social Integration of Adolescents

    How it work

    After completing the basic course, the participants will receive a national vocational qualification certificate as "Monitor de Integração Social de Adolescentes" (translated as "Counselor for Social Integration of Adolescents"), which allows the attendance to the next training sections (Advanced I & II).

    Upon completion of the Advanced Course I a Certificate of attendance is issued. With the conclusion of the Advanced Course II , the participant will receive a national vocational qualification certificate as „Terapeuta Ocupacional de Jovens com Dificuldades de Integração" (translated as "Occupational Therapist for Adolescents with Integration Difficulties").

    NOTE:This qualifies the participants on a continuing vocational training level, in Portugal and is highly valued by the youth care projects and German youth protection servicer. Anyhow, it does not replace a high school or an academic degree, an occupational apprenticeship, nor the professional support of the youth services projects. Therefore this training does not meet the requirements to acquire a “Carteira Profissional” (Professional Licence) as a Occupational Therapist.

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    CLCC em Portimão

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    TypeContinuing vocational Training
    Duration;40 hours
    Starting date10th of October 2014
    Area of Certification nº.-762 Trabalho social e orientação

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