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Clinical Education Development and Research (CEDAR)

PG NQ OAS Perinatal Clinical Psychology Training

Teaching includes pre-module didactic online learning (lasts approximately two hours), and face-to-face training, consisting of 2 or 3 day workshops and remotely-delivered action-based learning sets.

There are four modules that must be completed within the programme:

  • Module 1: Perinatal practice
  • Module 2: Complex interventions in perinatal practice
  • Module 3: Mother-infant relationship problems and eating disorders in perinatal practice
  • Module 4: Perinatal supervision and leadership.

Module 1 covers material essential to working in perinatal psychology and provides an introductory context to all other modules. It is compulsory and must be completed by all participants unless they can demonstrate equivalent training and experience. Undertaking module 1 or demonstrating equivalence is a necessary precondition to registering for modules 2, 3 and/or 4.

Course length

12 months (part time)

Who is this training for?

This training is suitable for qualified clinical or counselling psychologists who have completed a doctoral degree in clinical or counselling psychology, have current HCPC registration and are employed in the NHS in a specialist perinatal mental health setting.

This training is not suitable for practitioners with a core profession qualification other than a doctorate in clinical or counselling psychology, practitioners working in IAPT or practitioners who have not yet completed their core professional training.

This training is publicly funded and is not available to psychologists working in private practice.

How to apply

Applications are made through the University of Exeter. If you are interested in applying, please contact the course administrator.

  • This national training is funded by Health Education England and so we welcome applications from clinical psychologists and counselling psychologists working in NHS posts within specialist community perinatal mental health teams, Mother and Baby Units and Maternal Mental Health Services.


Hannah Petrie

Tel: +44 (0) 1392 724644