Taught course

Mental Health in Children and Young People: Psychological Approaches

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Health in Social Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent in psychology or a related subject.

You must have experience of working or volunteering with children and/or young people.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme offers the unique perspective that children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing is influenced by developmental processes at multiple levels, from individual to sociocultural, and that our approaches to working should be informed by this dynamic, interactional system. We draw on the knowledge and clinical experience of a community of developmental, clinical and health psychologists, to help you understand children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing from this perspective.

The programme includes both conceptual and applied elements. At the conceptual level, the programme will review different theories of children and young people’s mental health involved in the complex structure of typical and atypical development. At the applied level it will include the application of psychological knowledge to understanding the difficulties experienced by children and young people and the critical appraisal of psychological knowledge and its implications.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Programme Administrator
Email
cyp.msc@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 651 3970