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Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Wellbeing: Multidisciplinary Practice (D24)

Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Wellbeing: Multidisciplinary Practice (D24)

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Full time | Gloucestershire Counselling Service | 1 year | 17-APR-23

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Child / Youth Counselling Self Development Learning Difficulties People: Family Carers

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

This award winning course explores the fundamental aspects of child, adolescent and family mental healthcare and practice, informed by psychodynamic, systemic and child development theories. The course was awarded the Excellence in multi-professional education and training 2014 by Health Education North Central and East London and is accredited by the Association of Family Therapy. We welcome applicants from BAME and other diverse backgrounds.

Course outline

You will learn through theoretical seminars and lectures, infant observation and/ or family observation, work discussion groups, experiential groups, personal tutorials and a four-day group relations conference. All teaching takes place in multidisciplinary groups. As part of the course, you will have the opportunity to attend a specially designed, multidisciplinary group relations conference entitled 'Exploring the Complex Realities of Inter-agency Working', which seeks to explore the difficulties and benefits of interdisciplinary and inter-agency work.

Why study this course with us?

This is a unique opportunity to study on an award winning multidisciplinary course on a part-time basis.

You will be able to develop a theoretical framework for understanding child, adolescent, and family development and family functioning that will inform your practice. You will gain advanced knowledge, clinical capabilities and skills drawing upon psychodynamic and systemic theories. You will have the capability to undertake informed early assessment, skillful and effective preliminary work, and/or know how and where to refer children, young people and families for more specialised treatment whilst always having the service user perspective at the centre of your practice.

Who is this course for?

This course is for you if you are working in the field of child, adolescent or family mental health and wellbeing and wish to improve your knowledge and capabilities. You may be a counsellor, psychotherapist, social worker, nurse, health visitor, education professional, occupational therapist, creative arts therapist, child and adolescent primary mental healthcare worker, child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) practitioner or working with children and families in the voluntary or statutory sector.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

In order to undertake this course, we ask that you: hold an appropriate professional qualification relevant to your chosen career; have at least two years’ practical and direct experience in working with children and families since qualification; have an undergraduate degree, degree equivalent, or evidence of other relevant post-registration education/experience ; are in a full-time or part-time post (paid or voluntary) in which you are working with children and/or families experiencing difficulties be they behavioural, emotional or psychological where you have a remit to make a difference in your work.