Author(s) : Belinda Ratcliffe, Michelle Wong, Victoria Grahame, Lisa Brice, Louisa Carroll, David Dossetor
Publisher : ACER
SKU : ACW014
Delivery mode: Online
Time and duration: 20 hours of online coursework, over approximately 10 weeks.
Please note this certification registration does not include a Westmead Feelings Program 1 Resource Kit. Registration including a Resource kit can be purchased here.
The Westmead Feeling Program 1 (WFP 1) teaches children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and mild intellectual disability (ID) the power of emotion recognition, perspective-taking, problems-solving and emotion regulation skills.
The comprehensive online WFP 1 Facilitator Certification Course enables professionals to implement the 15-month WFP 1 intervention program in school, private practise and hospital settings. It is designed to provide professionals with the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively implement the 15-month WFP 1 intervention in their setting to the highest standard.
This course is suitable for teachers, special educators, psychologists and allied health and disability practitioners who intend to provide WFP 1 in their setting, and wish to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to successfully implement the program.
Intended learning outcomes
Participants will be able to:
Course in detail
The course consists of four units and two learning assurance tasks. It covers proficiency in 12 separate areas of WFP 1, through interactive tasks, activities and videos.
Unit 1: introduction and overview
Unit 2: Teaching ‘WFP 1 Module 1: Understanding emotions’ to children, parents and teachers
Unit 3: Teaching ‘WFP 1 Module 2: Problem solving and perspective taking’ to children, parents and teachers
Unit 4: Teaching ‘WFP 1 Module 3: Managing emotions’ to children, parents and teachers
Learning assurance tasks
The learning assurance tasks are a multiple-choice quiz and a 5−10 minute video demonstrating proficiency in one area of the WFP 1 delivery. On successful completion of the course, participants will receive:
AITSL Professional Standards for Teachers
The course specifically addresses Professional Knowledge standards 1.5 and 1.6.
The Psychology Board of Australia
The WFP 1 Facilitator Certification Course satisfies the guidelines for 20 hours of continuing professional development required for the annual registration of psychologists.