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CYP IAPT Therapy Postgraduate Diploma
This new Postgraduate Diploma, a Department of Health initiative, provides specialist post-qualification training for Child and Adolescent (CAMHS) workers within the CYP IAPT model, focusing on the clinical areas of child mental health: anxiety, depression and conduct disorder.
What will I learn?
Students will gain a critical understanding of the CYP IAPT model of service change, outcome monitoring, and fundamentals of evidence-based psychological therapies to common mental health problems in childhood and adolescence (anxiety, depression, and conduct problems). They will develop skills in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for internalising disorders or Parent training for conduct problems, depending on their option choices.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The programme is based and taught at the Anna Freud Centre, a national charity with a worldwide reputation.
It is a centre of practice, research and learning, which offers treatment for distressed children and support and advice for parents, trains mental health professionals to understand children's emotional development, and carries out pioneering research into effective ways to help young people suffering emotional distress.
See subject website for more information:
Availability: Full-time 1 year
Students undertake modules to the value of 120 credits. The programme consists of a core module (60 credits) and optional modules (total value 60 credits).
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered at the Anna Freud Centre and King's College London, and is taught by leading practitioners in the field. Teaching is a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, clinical practice with on-going cases, and clinical supervision groups. Assessment is through essays, log book, case studies, oral presentations and reflective analysis.
Further details available on subject website:
Entry and application
Normally a minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a relevant subject (e.g. psychology) and/or a registerable professional qualification in a relevant subject (e.g. medicine, psychology, social work) from a UK university or overseas professional qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates without a degree, but with a minimum of three years professional experience in a CAMHS (or equivalent) setting together with a relevant professional qualification will also be considered.
For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.
How to apply
SPECIAL APPLICATION PROCESS.
The closing date for applications is 30 September 2013. The application to the CYP/IAPT course is not an ordinary application process. Partnerships have a preliminary stage where they bid to become part of the London Child IAPT collaborative. Managers, supervisors and therapists are then put forward by these particular partnerships to take part in the course. Therefore, you have to be working within an organisation which is part of an existing Child IAPT collaborative to be considered for this course.
Who can apply?
This programme is aimed at experienced CAMHS professionals with some experience of CBT and/or Parent Training, who wish to develop their CBT skills for children and young people.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study CYP IAPT Therapy at graduate level
- why you want to study CYP IAPT Therapy at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this rigorous programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.
CAMHS professionals will be well placed to become skilled and creative independent practitioners of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for internalising disorders or Parent training for conduct problems.
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