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

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

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Self Development Parenting

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

This award winning part time course will introduce you to 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.

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.

Different course options

Part time | Gloucestershire Counselling Service | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



This course Will develop your understanding of psychodynamic, systemic and developmental concepts and how they can be applied in working effectively with children, young people and families where emotional and mental health difficulties exist. You will study child and family development theories and research and explore the factors that affect mental health and wellbeing in children young people and families and common presenting issues.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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.