Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 17 March

Course name

Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy ​(CAP)

Course description

Applications are invited for this four year, full-time clinically based professional training leading to qualification as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and eligibility for employment as a Child Psychotherapist.

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is commissioning a new cohort through the Human Development Scotland Professional Clinical Doctorate programme beginning in September/October 2021, with places across all the NHS Boards in Scotland. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is interested in developing their career in child psychotherapy in Scotland.

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a Professional Doctorate, accredited by the University of East London (D Ch Psych Psych). You will be eligible for professional accreditation with the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) and membership of the Scottish Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (SAPP).

This is a four year, full-time course to clinical qualification with further time needed to complete the doctoral thesis. Entry to the course is dependent on:

  • Work experience
  • Pre-clinical studies
  • Personal suitability
  • Academic requirements
  • Personal analysis

This clinical training was first accredited by the ACP in 1989 when it was delivered by the Scottish Institute of Human Relations. In 2007, the training was validated as a doctoral programme, in conjunction with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust/University of East London.   Since 2017 this course has been accredited by Robert Gordon University.

Scotland has a vibrant psychoanalytic community and Human Development Scotland is the centre for clinical training in adult psychotherapy, in therapeutic work with children & young people, in psychodynamic counselling and a range short courses in areas such as infant mental health and working with adolescents.

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.

Award
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

Please see the 'Applicant guide' in the documents section below.

Costs and funding

Please see the 'Applicant guide' in the documents section below.

Enquiries and application
  • Applications are being accepted for an autumn 2021 start.  Please read the 'Applicant guide' in the documents section below.
  • Application deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 17 March
  • Click here to ask us a question or email [email protected] or call 0141 331 2419.

Documents

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