Course name

Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy ​(CAP)

Course description

This is a practical and theoretical training course in psychoanalytical psychotherapy with children and young people.


Like many organisations that provide training and education programmes, we have adapted our training to deliver this online (where possible) due to COVID-19. We are continuing to accept applications for our training courses and we will continue with contingency plans to deliver some of our teaching remotely or in a mixed format to to ensure that the health of students and staff is our priority.

Professional accreditation

Graduates are eligible for professional accreditation with the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), and membership of the Scottish Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (SAPP).

Programme structure
  • Throughout the four years, trainees will undertake clinical work in placement alongside attending training events and supervision each week.
  • The main training day for the current cohort is a Wednesday.
  • Personal analysis/psychotherapy continues throughout training.
  • Training events take place at the HDS training suite in central Glasgow.
Entry requirements
  • The programme of study is for students who have completed either the Human Development Scotland (HDS) diploma or Masters in Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People(TWCYP), or an equivalent course of study.
  • Applicants must hold an honours degree.
  • Applicants must have at least two years of relevant work experience with children and young people.
Costs and funding

Please contact us.

Enquiries and application
  • The course is run once every four years.  The next course will commence in autumn 2021. 
  • Complete the enquiry form here if you would like to ask any questions or register your interest in this course.


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