Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Clinical Training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
NB. All applicants to the clinical training must have completed a recognised course of study in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies.
The clinical training offered by NSCAP is funded by the NHS. The students undergo a rigorous training that includes teaching, supervision, personal psychoanalysis and a four-year salaried trainee child and adolescent psychotherapy post in a CAMHS service in one of the NHS Trusts in the region. The programme enables students to develop the clinical expertise and research skills needed to prepare them for practice as a professional Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, eligible for membership of the Association of Child Psychotherapists. The course provides an academic as well as a professional qualification. Current trainees are registered for the Professional Doctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy validated by Essex University.
Child and adolescent psychotherapy is a graduate entry profession. The pre-clinical training in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies lays the foundations for clinical work and also facilitates access to the training for non-graduate applicants through offering the possibility of completing a Masters degree. It also provides an opportunity for assessment of personal suitability for working in psychotherapy with children and young people.
Child Psychotherapy trainees must have substantial prior experience of working with children and adolescents. This experience may have been gained in a wide range of settings, including health, education and social care.
Information on the profession of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Clinical Training at Northern School and how to apply for the clinical training, is contained in the downloadable information leaflet on the right of this page.
Applications for the 2018/2019 intake are now closed. We will be recruiting for 2019/2020 intake in early 2019.