Child Psychotherapy Training

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A professional doctorate in Child Psychotherapy aims to develop the academic, clinical and research skills needed to practice as a professional Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist.

Main training institutions for child psychotherapy:

British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf)

37 Mapesbury Road
London
NW2 7HJ
Tel: 020 8452 9823

This four year full time, highly selective professional doctorate aims to develop the academic, clinical and research skills needed to practice as a professional Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, and will lead to the award of DPsych and professional membership of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP).  The programme is a collaboration between UCL, the Anna Freud Centre and the Independent Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Association (IPCAPA) at the British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf), alongside NHS training placement providers.  The theoretical orientation of the training represents the thinking of the Independent School within the British Psychoanalytic movement. A Jungian pathway has been developed for those in Jungian analysis.

Further information about this training can be found on the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families course page.

The Tavistock Centre

120 Belsize Lane
London
NW3 5BA
Tel: 020 7435 7111

This internationally renowned course offers a full-time four-year clinical training leading to the award of Professional Doctorate in Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. It is also an NHS Professional Training leading to qualification as a child and adolescent psychotherapist and eligibility for membership of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) which is the registering body for the profession.

This course is validated by the University of Essex.

Further information about this training can be found on the Tavistock training webpage.

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Other training institutions in the UK:

Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Fairbairn House 72-75 Clarendon Road
Leeds LS2 9PL
Tel: 0113 343 4868

Birmingham Trust for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Flat 1 Queens College
Somerset Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2QH
Tel: 0121 455 9393