Course name

Psychoanalytic Observation and Reflective Practice: Therapeutic Work With Children and Young People (TWCYP)

Course description

This modular course offers an in-depth understanding of infants’, children’s and adolescents’ emotional and personality development, the significance of primary relationships and their relevance to working with these age groups and their families.

  • MSc Psychoanalytic Observation and Reflective Practice: Therapeutic Work With Children and Young People.
  • Certified by University of Strathclyde and Human Development Scotland.

Please note: if you are thinking of applying for our October 2020 intake, the closing date for applications is 15 July 2020

Programme structure
  • The course is flexible, allowing modules to be taken singly or in combination, and is taught in small, multi-disciplinary groups.
  • The modular structure allows students to progress at their own pace to complete the whole course to Masters level or particular modules only.
  • Completing the course requires a minimum of two years part-time study for the Diploma and three years part-time study for the Masters.
  • Students wishing to complete the qualification in the minimum time should allocate the equivalent of two days per week, one for attending course seminars over three 10-week terms per year, and one for completing the associated course work.
  • It forms the pre-clinical part of the training in Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and some students choose to progress to this training.
  • Course teaching currently takes place on Wednesdays from 13:00 to 18:30.
  • Teaching takes place at the HDS training suite in central Glasgow.
Entry requirements
  • A professional qualification requiring a minimum of one year’s training in: health; social work; education or child care e.g. residential or community care, counselling or the ‘therapies’, etc.
  • One year (minimum) post-qualifying experience in work with children, young people and their families.
  • Graduates who have undertaken considerable relevant voluntary work during their undergraduate years may also be considered.
  • Continuing professional direct work with children and/or young people throughout the course at a work setting that supports the work practice and observations necessary for the course requirements.
  • A capacity to reflect on oneself in relation to work and to others.
  • In the region of £973 per module for the 2020/21 academic year.
  • The University of Strathclyde registration fee is currently £361 per module. 
  • Fees are reviewed each year.
Enquiries and application
  • The course runs from October to June during the 30-week academic year.  Application deadline is Monday 31 August 2020.  Applications after this date will not normally be accepted but may be considered depending on numbers.
  • Complete the application form here.
  • For enquiries, contact [email protected] or call 0141 331 2419.

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