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Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Therapeutic Approaches and the Evidence Base CPPD

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Course overview

This module is aimed at students who have professional contact with children, young people and their families and are interested in developing their knowledge and understanding of therapeutic approaches to their psychological care.

Through theoretical seminars this module will examine both the evidence base and efficacy of contemporary psycho-therapeutic approaches. These will include systemic, parenting, psychodynamic, cognitive and pharmalogical modalities.

These approaches will be further examined within reflective practice where an emphasis on working safely and collaboratively with difference, vulnerability and complex need will be explored.

The importance of the professional relationship, its boundaries and limitations will be central to these seminars. Both the theoretical and reflective practice seminars will be supported by critical analysis and evaluation of relevant reading within the journal group. A service user perspective will influence this module.

Module dates

Term 3

MAY: Tuesday 7, 14, 21, 28 May 2019
JUN: Tuesday 4, 11, 18, 25, June 2019
JUL: Tuesday 2 July 2019 (presentations)

Module Submission Date: Monday 9 September 2019



Prerequisite knowledge

Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

  • A current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body or equivalent
  • At least one year's experience working in, for example: voluntary sector, social work, education, primary care, mental health nursing, psychology, psychiatry, criminal justice, residential workers and those who are currently working in an agency with responsibility for aspects of inter-professional practice relating to their own discipline
  • A satisfactory academic reference and/or a satisfactory clinical reference
  • First degree

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Module leaders

  • Wendy York

    Wendy started at City, University of London in 2016 as a nurse lecturer across both child and mental health fields following eighteen years in clinical practice.

    Wendy qualified as a RMN in 1998 and worked initially in an Adult Acute setting before specializing in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. ...