Certificate, Diploma and MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Young People

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This course is aimed at professionals working in child services who work with children who have a range of emotional or behavioural problems. The course is not confined to staff who work in either CAMHS or other psychological services but is applicable to a wide range of professions including nurses, social workers, teachers as well as psychologists, doctors and therapists. The course is highly focused on developing core competencies in CBT with children and young people and has proved very beneficial for both highly experienced practitioners and also those who are relatively new to working with children. The course curriculum is entirely around children and addresses the importance of a child's context (family, school, peers) in the delivery of CBT for specific problems. 

Career prospects

CBT for children and young people is one of a number of evidence based interventions for common childhood problems and disorders. The demand for professionals with skills in this area in known to be high and is likely to grow. Students will have a (Certificate/Diploma/Masters) qualification in CBT with children and this will be much valued by employers looking to develop this type of intervention within their service. Several of our students have been funded by employers who want to increase their supervisory capacity in CBT and this is likely to be a trend that will continue.





“The course content is excellent. The sessions are well paced and full of rich information. Tutor groups are very supportive and individualised. There is a stimulating mixed profession group both of students and teaching staff.” Certificate Student

 “I enjoyed learning about each disorder in a detailed way. It was a very practical and useful way to learn how to deal with future clients. I also enjoyed the demonstrations by facilitators of skills which relate directly to theory. The course has been a real, grounded and stimulating experience.” Diploma Student

Further information

UCL website 

Course prospectus


Prospects website

How do I apply?

Application deadline: 1st June 2015

Interviews: 22nd and 23rd June 2015                        

All applications are made through UCL, please click here for further information


Click here to find out about the recent publication of ‘CBT with Children, Young People & Families’ written by programme co-founders and Directors, Peter Fuggle, Sandra Dunsmuir and Vicki Curry.

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