Training Schools and information


The Association of Child Psychotherapists recognises and monitors trainings in child and adolescent psychotherapy at five training schools:

Pre-clinical training courses are offered at:


Contact: Human Development Scotland

Tel: 0131 229 5465 Email:


Contact: Birmingham Trust for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Tel: 0121 455 9393 Email:

Devon Psychodynamic Courses

M7D organising tutor: Wendy Shallcross

Tel: 01736 762 915 Email:

Or contact Felicity Weir

Tel: 01626 873 228 Email:


Contact: Human Development Scotland, Suite 17, Danzig House, 8-12 Torphichen Street, Edinburgh EH3 8JQ.

Tel: 0131 229 5465 Email:


Contact: Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Tel: 0113 3058750 Email:


Contact: Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Tel: 0113 3058750 Email:


M7 Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Observation Studies

Course administrator: Thomas Hickey

Tel: 0208 938 2293 Email:

MSc Psychodynamics of Human Development with Birkbeck, University of London

Course administrator: Sandra Pereira

Tel: 020 8438 2411

Msc in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology

Course Administrator: Claire Prescott

Tel: 020 7443 2266 Email:

Doctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (DPsych) 

Doctorate in Psychotherapy information

This 4-year full time professional doctorate is a collaboration between UCL, the Anna Freud Centre and the Independent Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Association (IPCAPA) at the British Psychotherapy Foundation, alongside NHS training placement providers.

IPCAPA pre training requirements (May 2015)


Contact: Northumbria University

Psychoanalytical Observational Studies MA

Tel: 0191 215 6032

North Bristol NHS Trust

M7K organising tutor: Paul Barrows Email:

Course administrator: Jane Randall

Tel: 0117 919 0330 Email:

Oxford: The Oxford Observation Course

M7O organising tutor: Ellie Roberts

Tel: 01865 514 568 Email:


Latest training documents from the Training Council 

Form D 2015 Countersigned qualification form

Form E 2015 'not working' application

For further information please contact:

For information on training requirements please see our How to Train page.