BPF – Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families Doctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
An innovative and exciting new Doctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy in collaboration with IPCAPA at the British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf)
Since last academic year (Autumn 2014), IPCAPA at the British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf) and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families/UCL have collaborated to produce an innovative and exciting new Doctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. This 4 year full time programme will lead to the award of DPsych and professional membership of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) as well as the bpf. IPCAPA has its roots in the former British Association of Psychotherapists, now part of bpf, and this doctorate is part of the full clinical training in intensive psychoanalytic psychotherapy with children and adolescents which has been running since 1982. We currently have 9 doctoral students completing their second year, 8 completing their first year, and a new cohort of a similar size due to start in October. All research teaching and supervision is held at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, and is designed to equip trainees with relevant knowledge and experience of research skills that will be necessary for those working in the modern NHS. They will each undertake a research project on an area of significance to the Child Psychotherapy profession.