The provision of training, in Training Schools across the UK, is regulated and accredited by the Training Council of the ACP according to their Quality Assurance Framework for the Training of Child Psychotherapists. The Training Council is composed of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and lay and professional members and meets bi-monthly to manage this work. In addition a separate meeting – the Training Development Group, composed of the members of the Training Council with the Heads of the Training Schools, also meets bi-monthly to consider training matters.
Training Schools must be accredited every four years and must publish an Annual Report. The accreditation process is described in the Quality Assurance Framework. Each accreditation report includes commendations, conditions and recommendations, as needed. Each report is presented both in full and in a short executive summary version. Since 2014 the accreditation reports have been made available to the public. The Quality Assurance Framework for the Training of Child Psychotherapists is available below, followed by a section for each Training School which includes their latest annual report and both the full and executive summary for their last accreditation.
Quality Assurance Framework for the Training of Child Psychotherapists
Birmingham Trust for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Human Development Scotland
IPCAPA at bpf
This London based clinical training is funded and quality assured by Health Education England (HEE). The programme is a collaboration between UCL, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and the Independent Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Association (IPCAPA) at the British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf), alongside NHS training placement providers. This course has been created with an emphasis on developing a rich experience of supervised child psychotherapy practice alongside the practical research skills that will be needed by the modern child therapist. The integrated training is designed specifically to be completed within 4 full-time academic years. The theoretical orientation of the training represents the thinking of the Independent School within the British Psychoanalytic movement, while a Jungian pathway has been developed for those in Jungian analysis.
Annual Report 2015-16 (coming soon)
IPCAPA has not had an accreditation visit since publishing accreditation reports began in 2014. IPCAPA's next accreditation will take place in 2017 at which point the accreditation report will be published here.
Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
The Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (NSCAP) is based at Leeds. NSCAP is an NHS organisation hosted by Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust and funded by Health Education England. It is the major NHS centre for mental health learning and practice in the north of England. The 4 year clinical training in child and adolescent psychotherapy leads to the Professional Doctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, validated by Essex University. NSCAP is an Associate Centre of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and shares the same academic partner. Successful applicants to NSCAP's clinical training are interviewed for salaried posts based within Child and Adolescent Mental Health team at different locations in the north of England.
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
For further information on the accreditation of Training Schools please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.