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

Emotional care of babies, children, young people and families (EC1)

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 (M7)

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 observational approach (M9C)*

This course is taught by experienced clinicians with specialist experience working with parents and their infants. It offers a practice-based and...

Psychoanalytic studies (M16) (full-time)

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

Psychoanalytic studies (M16) (part-time)

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




Applied and pre-clinical courses – systemic

Systemic approaches to working with individuals, families and organisations (D4) – foundation

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

Systemic approaches to working with individuals, families and organisations (D4) – intermediate

We offer this course at two levels – foundation and intermediate. Each course is one year long and students who successfully complete the...



Applied and pre-clinical courses – multi-modal

Child, adolescent and family mental wellbeing: multidisciplinary practice (D24)

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 (M80)

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 (M6)

Fully accredited by the The Association of Family Therapy (AFT) and will allow you to study in a functioning NHS setting. *We will be conducting a...


Clinical / qualifying course – multi-modal

Psychological therapies with children, young people, and families (M34)

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 (M4)

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 (M21)

This well-established course has a focus on leadership, to enhance your systemic abilities in the work force. You will apply your systemic skills...

Professional doctorate in advanced practice and research: systemic psychotherapy (M10)

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


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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