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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.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 1 year

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

Fee available on request from the department

Application deadlines

All applicants:
31 October 2015
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 must be working within an organisation which is part of an existing Child IAPT collaborative to be considered for this course.

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.

English language requirement: Good

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

International equivalencies

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Degree Information

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.

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

  • <b>Or</b> Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents
  • <b>Or</b> SFP for Depression and Self-harm <b>and</b> SFP for Conduct Disorder
  • <b>Or</b> CYP IAPT: SFP Basic Skills <b>and</b> SFP Eating Disorders
  • <strong>Or</strong> CYP IAPT: Parent Training for Conduct Problems
  • <b>Select either</b> CYP IAPT: CBT for Anxiety Disorders <b>and</b> CYP IAPT: CBT for Depression

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.

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

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

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.

Why 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.

Student / staff ratios › 145 staff › 661 taught students › 457 research students

Department: Division of Psychology & Language Sciences

Application and next steps

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
2015-10-31
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 must be working within an organisation which is part of an existing Child IAPT collaborative to be considered for this course.

For more information see our Applications page.

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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.

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