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 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). Depending on their module choice students will either develop skills in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A) or working with specific child populations like Under 5s or Children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition or Learning Difficulties.

A key aim is to improve the effectiveness of psychological services for mental health disorders by embedding the necessary changes required into service culture. Students are encouraged to think about their role in the transformation of services to the benefit of Children, Young People and Families through the following principles:
• The delivery of evidence-based practice.
• Monitoring outcomes to ensure that the therapist is effectively supporting the young person in getting better.
• Engaging young people to collaboratively help to shape their local CAMHS services.

Introduction to CYP IAPT Therapy: Autism Spectrum Conditions and Learning Disabilities Modality (Part 1)

Introduction to CYP IAPT Therapy: Autism Spectrum Conditions and Learning Disabilities Modality (Part 2)

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.


'The experienced, knowledgeable, positive and focused tutors facilitated worthwhile discussion.' CYP IAPT Therapist

'It was extremely useful and thought provoking.' CYP IAPT


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