Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy

Professional Doctorate in Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy ​(CAP)

This is a practical and theoretical training course in psychoanalytical psychotherapy with children and young people.

 

Who is the course for?

The programme of study is for students who have completed either the Human Development Scotland diploma or masters in Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People (TWCYP) OR an equivalent course of study. Applicants must hold an honours degree and have at least two years of relevant work experience with children and young people. For further details about the course content, have a look at the course outline.

This course is the only one in Scotland which is approved by the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), the professional body for child psychotherapists. It is commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland (NES), delivered in partnership with NHS Boards and is validated by Robert Gordon University.

The course provides thorough training in the clinical practice of child and adolescent psychotherapy. Graduates are eligible for membership of the Association of Child Psychotherapists and of the Scottish Association of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapists.

We anticipate that our next recruitment drive for this course will be in 2021. If you would like to express an interest, please get in touch or attend one of our Open Days which are held in October and March each year.

Prospectus - PDF format

Person specification

Trainee job description

ACP quality standards for training

Did you know...?

This course is the only one in Scotland to be approved by the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)