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Certificate/Diploma/MSc CBT for Children and Young People

This programme provides training for individuals in outcomes-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions to promote psychological wellbeing in children and young people.

The programme is aimed at professionals already working in the field of children's services, including social care, education and health, who hope to gain skills they can practice in the workplace.

Video testimonials 

Visit the student testimonials page for more videos from our Alumni.

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 is known to be high and is likely to grow. Qualifications in CBT with children are 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.

Further information 

For more information about the programme, including content, structure, fees, qualifications and to make an application, please visit the UCL website

Please note: From 2019 post-graduate teaching will move to a new Centre of Excellence as part of the development of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. Teaching will no longer take place at Maresfield Gardens. If you are accepted on to a programme, we will keep you informed of the changes. You can find out more information about the Centre of Excellence here.

How do I apply?

All applications are made through UCL, please visit the UCL website for more information.

Interviews: 11th June 2018


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.

Contact us

For all enquiries related to this programme, please contact the Course Administrator Maria Olkiewicz.