Taught course

Psychological Therapies with Children, Young People, and Families

Institution
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust · Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to:

  • have successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Child, adolescent and family mental well-being: multidisciplinary practice;
  • hold an appropriate professional qualification relevant to your chosen career;
  • have at least three years’ practice experience since qualification, preferably more;
  • hold a first degree, degree equivalent or evidence of other relevant post registration education/experience;
  • be in a full-time or part-time post (paid or voluntary), in which you are working with children and/or families and where you have the opportunity to do individual therapy with children and adolescents.

Months of entry

September

Course content

On this course, you will be trained to offer therapy based on psychoanalytic and systemic approaches, in addition to some other evidence-based treatments such as CBT and Mindfulness.

In year one you will:

  • study theory on assessment and engaging in therapeutic work
  • attend specialist workshops on fostering and adoption/autism/infant mental health
  • partake in small supervision groups
  • learn how to approach research
  • have fortnightly individual supervision
  • attend evidence-based practice seminars including mindfulness
  • be in paid or voluntary work placements where you have the opportunity to see children/adolescents for individual psychodynamic psychotherapy

In year two you will:

  • study theory on the psychodynamic therapeutic approach
  • attend evidence-based practice seminars including CBT and systemic approaches
  • You will continue to attend specialist workshops on fostering and adoption/autism/infant mental health, partake in small supervision groups, have fortnightly individual supervision and be in paid or voluntary work placements where you have the opportunity to see children/adolescents for individual psychodynamic psychotherapy.

This is a two year Masters level course. Students may exit after one year with a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). Please note that students will only be qualified as a child and adolescent psychodynamic psychotherapist if they complete the full two years.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,335
International students
£8,770

We are happy to offer a range of ways to pay your fees, as well as some funding for specific courses.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Please note that course fees will increase by 2% each year.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Katie Oliver
Email
training@tavi-port.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 8938 2213 / 2214