Modes and duration
- Full-time: 1 year
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
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 Requirements
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.
The English language level for this programme is: Good
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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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.
- CYP IAPT: Model and Basic Skills
- 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 CYP IAPT: SFP Basic Skills and SFP for Depression and Self-harm and SFP for Conduct Disorder
- Or Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents
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.
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 relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
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 › 304 staff including 129 postdocs › 741 taught students › 439 research students
Department: Division of Psychology & Language Sciences
Application and next steps
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.
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
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.
- Ms Sophia Pemberton
- Programme Administrator