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Diploma Child and Young Person IAPT Therapy

University College London (UCL) and King’s College London (KCL) have set up a formal consortium to deliver the London CYP IAPT training (Children and Young Peoples, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) for further information please visit the Learning Collaborative Website. Courses are delivered to current Managers, Supervisors and Therapists of selected CAMHS services, which have formed a collaborative group for London and the South-East of England.

This Postgraduate Diploma provides programme specialist post-qualification training for Therapists. Practitioners will gain a critical understanding of the CYP IAPT model of service change, outcome monitoring, and fundamentals of evidence-based psychological therapies to treat common mental health problems in childhood and adolescence (anxiety, depression, and conduct problems). They will develop skills in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Parent Training, Systemic Family Practice or Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents, depending on their module choices.

A key aim is to improve the effectiveness of psychological services for mental health disorders by embedding the necessary changes required into service culture. These changes are based on the following principles:

•    The workforce should be trained in evidence-based practice.
•    Outcomes should be monitored to ensure that the therapist is effectively supporting the young person in getting better.
•    Young people can help to shape their local CAMHS services.

Video introduction to the course


How do I apply?

Please note applications for these courses can only be made directly from selected CAMHS services. For more information, please contact the Programme Officer.

Further information

For more information about the course including content, structure and fees or to make an application, please visit the UCL webpage.