Working with children, young people and families

Whether you are considering a career change or already work with children, young people and families, we are bound to have the right course for you. 

Our courses will develop your capacity for skillful intervention, give you a deeper understanding of the complex difficulties children and families experience and build up your ability for critical reflection and resilience. 

All of our courses prepare you for working in what can be a demanding and emotional environment. They draw on a rich tradition of psychoanalytic and systemic thinking and also benefit from our experience at the cutting edge of innovative practice and research in a multidisciplinary context. 

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Introductory course

The emotional care of babies, children, young people and families

This introductory course is for you if you want to develop skills, knowledge and understanding in working with babies, children, young people, and...



Applied and pre-clinical courses - psychoanalytic

Working with children, young people & families: a psychoanalytic observational approach

This established course, taught by experienced clinicians, is a prerequisite for clinical training as a child and adolescent psychotherapist. It...

Working with infants and the early years: a psychoanalytic approach

This course offers a practice-based and theoretical approach to understanding infant and young children’s emotional, social, and cognitive...

Psychoanalytic studies

This is the UK's first Psychoanalytic Studies course that has long-established roots in the British School of Psychoanalysis and Tavistock model of...




Applied and pre-clinical courses - systemic

Systemic approaches to working with individuals, families and organisations

The course will provide you with a well-developed understanding of systemic theory and practice which will underpin your work with diverse families...



Applied and pre-clinical courses - multi-modal

Child, adolescent and family mental well-being: multidisciplinary practice

This award winning part time course will introduce you to the fundamental aspects of child, adolescent and family mental healthcare and practice,...


Clinical / qualifying course - psychoanalytic

Psychoanalytic child and adolescent psychotherapy

This internationally renowned course is an NHS training that will allow you to qualify as a child and adolescent psychotherapist with eligibility...


Clinical / qualifying course - systemic

Systemic psychotherapy

This is the UK's first family therapy training course, run annually since 1975. It is fully accredited by the Association of Family Therapists and...


Clinical / qualifying course - multi-modal

Psychological therapies with children, young people, and families

This innovative course will equip people to work therapeutically with children, young people and families. It is also accredited by the The British...

Child, community and educational psychology

This highly regarded professional doctorate training course is exclusively positioned in an NHS Mental Health Trust. Uniquely, on our course you...


Post-qualifying / doctoral courses

Systemic family therapy supervision, consultation and training

This very well regarded course will allow you to become a qualified systemic and family therapy supervisor. It is fully accredited by the...

Professional doctorate in advanced practice and research: systemic psychotherapy

This is an exciting programme offering experienced practitioners, managers and educators the opportunity for advanced professional development, and...

Professional doctorate in advanced practice and research: child and educational community psychology

This is the only child and educational psychology Doctorate course in the UK that includes opportunities for developing multidisciplinary...


CPD courses

Working with children, young people and families CPD courses

Our short courses in this area will develop your capacity for skillful intervention, give you a deeper understanding of the complex difficulties...

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Interactive webinars

We are delighted to be hosting interactive online webinars in February 2017. Attendance is free – all you need to do is register for a place and we...

Financial support for students

Our masters-level courses are now eligible for new Government-funded postgraduate loans.