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 courses

Developing a diverse child and adolescent workforce: an introductory course (CPD64)

Are you a support worker? Are you wondering how to develop your potential? Health Education England is offering free places on a 10-week training...

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

This course will introduce you to key psychoanalytic ideas and how they connect to your real-life observations and experience of working with...



Applied and pre-clinical courses: Psychoanalytic

Working with children, young people & families: a psychoanalytic observational approach (M7 Daytime)

This course aims to provide professional development to people working with children, young people and families. The course focusses on learning...

Working with children, young people & families: a psychoanalytic observational approach (M7 Evening)

This course aims to provide professional development to people working with children, young people and families. The course focusses on learning...

Working with children, young people & families: a psychoanalytic observational approach (M7 Saturday)

This course aims to provide professional development to people working with children, young people and families. The course focusses on learning...

Psychoanalytic studies (M16) full-time

This is the UK’s first Psychoanalytic Studies course with roots in the British School of Psychoanalysis and the Tavistock model of infant and young...




Applied and pre-clinical courses: Systemic 

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

You will develop an understanding of systemic theory and practice which will underpin your work with diverse families and organisations. It is the...

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

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



Applied and pre-clinical courses: Multi-modal

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

This award winning course explores the fundamental aspects of child, adolescent and family mental healthcare and practice, informed by...


Clinical / qualifying course: Psychoanalytic

Child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy (M80)

This internationally renowned course is a four-year NHS clinical training in child and adolescent psychotherapy. Upon completion, you will qualify...

Psychodynamic psychotherapy for child and adolescent psychiatrists (M14)

This is the UK’s only British Psychoanalytic Council approved training in psychodynamic psychotherapy with children that has been specifically...


Clinical / qualifying course: Systemic

Systemic psychotherapy (M6)

Taught in a highly regarded NHS setting by experienced clinicians, this course was the first of its kind in the UK and successful completion...


Clinical / qualifying course: Multi-modal

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

This innovative course will equip you to work therapeutically with children, young people and families. Completion of the academic programme and...

Child, community and educational psychology (M4)

This highly regarded professional doctorate training course is accredited by the University of Essex. You will cover core requirements but also...


Post-qualifying / doctoral courses

Systemic family therapy supervision, consultation and training (M21)

This well-established course in systemic supervision will equip you to enhance systemic abilities at all levels in the work force through work with...

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

This course is the longest standing systemic doctorate in the UK and offers experienced practitioners, managers, and educators the opportunity for...


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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