Child and Young Person IAPT Therapy PG Dip


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.


Mode of study


Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £Fee available on request form the department
  • UK/EU Part-time: £Fee available on request form the department
  • Overseas Full-time: £Fee available on request form the department
  • Overseas Part-time: £Fee available on request form the department

Application date

  • All applicants: 31 October 2014

More details in Application section.


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) Parent training, Systemic Family Practice or Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents 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.


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).

Students taking the IPT-A training will exit after the Basic Skills Module with a PG Certificate.

Core Modules

  • CYP IAPT: Model and Basic Skills

Options

  • Select either CYP IAPT: CBT for Anxiety Disorders and CYP IAPT: CBT for Depression
  • Or CYP IAPT: Parent Training for Conduct Problems
  • Or CYP IAPT: SFP Basic Skills and SFP Eating Disorders
  • Or SFP for Depression and Self-harm and SFP for Conduct Disorder

Dissertation/report

Not Applicable

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:


Funding

Places on this programme are funded by the employee's trust. For further details, contact the Anna Freud Centre, or visit the IAPT website at www.iapt.nhs.uk

Scholarships available for this department

Sully Scholarship

For current students in their final year of a research programme in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences. This award is based on academic merit. Students must contact the Division of Psychology & Language Sciences for application information.

Linguistics Departmental Award

Awarded for academic merit

MRes Speech, Language and Cognition Awards

To reward academic merit.

Childcare Support Grant

Selection based solely on financial need.

Graduate Support Bursary

For a prospective UK Master's student from under-represented background enrolling on a participating programme . Selection based solely on financial need.

Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.


Entry requirements

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.

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Good

How to apply

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. The application deadline is 31 October 2014.

Who can apply?

This programme is aimed at experienced CAMHS professionals with some experience of CBT and/or Parent Training, SFP or IPT-A who wish to develop their 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.


Career

CAMHS professionals will be well placed to become skilled and creative independent practitioners of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for internalising disorders, Parent training for conduct problems, SFP for Eating Disorders or SFP for conduct and depression disorders or IPT-A Practitioners.


Next steps

Contact

Ms Nikki Bedwin

T: +44 (0)20 7443 2272

W: Division of Psychology & Language Sciences

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