Main Aims of the Programme

In this programme we aim to help you develop your practice in evidence-based psychological therapies for children, young people and families.

You will develop the knowledge and competencies required to be an effective practitioner, as determined by the relevant national curriculum for the CYP IAPT Programme.

We aim to provide you with a high quality and stimulating learning experience in a supportive environment that is enriched by an internationally recognised research environment, nationally recognised innovative clinical teaching approaches and current clinical practice.

The programme aims to ensure that all graduates meet recognised minimum clinical competence in working using CBT with young people with affective disorders, PT for conduct disorders with parents and young people, 0-5 interventions to enhance attachment in vulnerable groups and Interventions for common presenting difficulties in 0-5s, and SFP with eating disorders or depression / self harm and conduct disorder.

Specific Programme Aims

On completion of the programme we hope that you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate generic and modality-specific skill competencies in evidence based psychological therapy as determined by the CYP IAPT national curriculum.
  • Synthesise the key underpinning knowledge in evidence based psychological therapies for children, young people and families.
  • Critique the context within which psychological therapies are provided (including relevant professional, ethical and legal frameworks).
  • Explain in detail the key theoretical bases for evidence-based psychological therapy models and link their relationship to practice and understand, interpret, critically evaluate, and apply evidence-based practice.
  • Evidence appropriate use of supervision in developing clinical skills.
  • Analyse and manage the implications of ethical dilemmas and work proactively with others to formulate solutions and manage complexity.
  • Function independently and reflectively as a learner and practitioner.