Taught course

Psychological Therapies with Children, Young People, and Families

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust · Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

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


Course content

This MA is studied following successful completion of the Post Graduate Certificate in Child, adolescent and family mental wellbeing: multidisciplinary practice or an equivalent course. This innovative course will equip people to work therapeutically with children, young people and families. 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.

This course is accredited by The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) through membership of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (TSP).

This course is intended for you if you are working in either a voluntary or statutory sector setting with children and families, including, for example:

  • counsellor;
  • social worker;
  • education worker;
  • psychotherapist;
  • creative arts therapist;
  • child and adolescent primary mental health care worker;
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) practitioner;
  • occupational therapist;
  • nurse.

Join us at a course specific Open Evening on the 16th May 2016 from 6.00pm- 8.00pm. To register your place, please complete our online booking form.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see information on fees and funding for Tavistock and Portman students on our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Katie Oliver
+44 (0)20 8938 2213 / 2214