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

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

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 4, 11,18, 25 May 2021
JUN: Tuesday 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 June 2021

Module Submission Date: 6 September 2021



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 is desired
  • 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