About this course

 The Psychological Therapies for Children and Young People with a diagnosis of Autism and/or Learning Disability curriculum has been developed as part of the Child and Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT). IAPT aims to improve people’s access to psychological therapies and evidence based practice through the NHS and associated agencies. 

This short course is funded by Health Education England to help practitioners to understand the barriers experienced by autistic CYP in accessing IAPT services, to find examples of good practice and to develop innovative approaches of working with, rather than on or for, autistic CYP.

You will gain valuable learning in working with autistic children and young people in your service.  A unique overview of best practice is provided through tuition on cutting edge research evidence and user participation highlighting the lived experiences for CYP.

Who is this course suitable for?

The course will be beneficial to mental health professionals, social workers and nurses working in CAMHS, voluntary support/peer groups and charity sectors.

A key aim of these 2 training days is supporting you in your role to improve the effectiveness of psychological services for autistic children and young people with, and without, a learning disability by embedding the necessary changes required into service culture. You will be able to attend talks and group exercises run by National experts including clinical tutors, academics and autistic people and their family members.

Aims of the course?

  • Key learning outcomes include:
  • Challenging the stereotypes of autism
  • Communication differences between autistic and non-autistic people
  • Understanding autistic burnout, meltdown/shutdown and masking
  • Trauma, anxiety or depression and autism.
  • Measuring outcomes, and using collaborative therapy behaviours
  • Identifying ways that your service might improve autistic participation from an IAPT value viewpoint.


If you would like to book a place please e-mail Georgia Pavlopoulou