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.

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.  

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.
  • Fee for 2021/22 academic year to be confirmed. It was £973 per module for the 2020/21 academic year.
  • The University of Strathclyde registration fee is currently £381 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 5pm on Tuesday 31 August 2021 Applications after this date will not normally be accepted but may be considered depending on numbers.
  • Complete the application form here. Or download the application form in Microsoft Word (see below) to complete it and email it to us. 
  • Click here to ask us a question or email [email protected] or call 0141 331 2419.

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