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Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
April

Overview Updated 06/02/2020

The Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health focuses on enhancing skills in assessment. The certificate enables students to work collaboratively with children, young people and families to facilitate shared decision-making and deliver brief, low-intensity, evidence-based interventions for common mental health problems.

The course provides clinical skills on low-intensity assessment of children and young people with common mental health problems and risk management. Following fitness to practice assessment in module one, students are taught a range of low-intensity brief evidenced-based treatment interventions.

You can contact a member of the IAPT team if you require more information.

Course

Highlights

  • To develop a working and critical understanding of common mental health difficulties
  • To develop clinical skills required to assess children, young people and families with a range of mental health problems and to agree on possible next steps
  • To equip students with essential knowledge and skills necessary to provide an evidence-informed, brief, targeted intervention with children and young people.

Additional

Information

During the period of training students will be required to:

Hold a small clinical caseload of children with mild to moderate anxiety or low mood;

Be receiving regular clinical skills supervision and case management supervision from an appropriately trained and qualified supervisor;

Video record their sessions with children and families for supervision and assessment purposes;

Use approved CYP IAPT Routine Outcome Measures (ROMs).

Students should be working in services that have access to colleagues in specialist CAMHS for consultation and where they can refer children and young people for specialist multidisciplinary care as necessary. Students will need to evidence that they are working in such a context in their application and admissions interview

Course Details

The aims of this programme are aligned to the aims of NHS England and the UK Government’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) for Children and Young People Project (CYP IAPT). This curriculum has been developed as part of the Child and Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT) and complements other programmes offered in this training development.

The Post-Graduate Certificate in Enhanced Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health focuses on enhancing skills in assessment. It enables students to work collaboratively with children, young people and families to facilitate shared decision making. It enables the development of skills to deliver delivering brief, low intensity, evidence-based with children and young people.

The EEBP curriculum is designed to develop skills and knowledge to work with children and young people suitable for frontline staff working across different organisations that offer child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). It is suitable for staff whose role includes brief interventions for children, adolescents and families and who already have some basic clinical competencies.

Careers

Early Help Work in children and young people’s services.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Students whose first language is not English will need to pass The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have a first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent.

  • Applicants should normally have access to a suitable context in which they work with children and young people and to an appropriate supervisor
  • Students will normally hold some post 19 educational qualification. However, suitably experienced students will be considered based on an evaluation of their ability to work at Level 7.

Given the specialist and bespoke nature of this degree, prospective students will initially be identified through the joint action of the University of Northampton programme leader, and participating NHS services and linked organisations, who will identify appropriate participants from within their workforces. Additional programme places for non-CYP-IAPT related applicants may be considered subject to programme places being available.

The programme is suitable for staff whose role includes brief interventions for children, adolescents and families and who already have basic clinical competencies. During the period of training students will be required to hold a caseload, to be receiving regular clinical supervision, to be able to video record their sessions with children and families, and to use the battery of CYP IAPT routine outcome measures. Students should be working in services that have access to colleagues in specialist CAMHs for consultation and where they can refer children and young people for specialist multidisciplinary care as necessary.

Suitability for the programme will be ascertained by employer nomination, application form and personal statement, and admissions interview (which may include a young people’s representative, and an employer representative, as well as a representative of the HEI).  The interview will focus on the suitability of the applicant to work at Level 7, and their suitability to work intensively with children and young people. A proforma will be developed to support standardisation of the interview process and to enable fair and transparent feedback to candidates.

Course Content

  • Engagement and Assessment in Enhanced Evidence-Based Practice (30 Credits)
    Module code: PSYM094
    Core Module Y
  • Evidence-Informed Interventions (30 Credits)
    Module code: PSYM093
    Core Module Y
Reading List
  • Creswell (2017) Parent-led CBT for child anxiety: helping parents help their kids
  • Martell and Addis (2004) Overcoming depression one step at a time: the new behavioral activation approach to getting your life back
  • Bennet-Levy (2004) Oxford guide to behavioural experiments in cognitive therapy
  • Burton, Pavord and Williams (2014) An introduction to child and adolescent mental health
  • Carr (2000) What works for children and adolescents? a critical review of psychological interventions with children, adolescents and their families
  • Cartwright-Hatton (2010) From Timid to Tiger
  • Cooper, Hooper and Thompson (2005) Child and adolescent mental health: theory and practice
  • Dogra (2009) A multidisciplinary handbook of child and adolescent mental health for front-line professionals
  • Friedberg & McClure (2002) Clinical practice of cognitive therapy with children and adolescents: the nuts and bolts
  • Fuggle, Dusmuir and Curry (2013) CBT with children, young people & families
  • Gellatly, Bower, Hennessy and Richards (2009) What makes self-help interventions effective in the management of depressive symptoms? Meta-analysis and meta-regression
  • Graham and Reynolds (2013) Cognitive behaviour therapy for children and families
  • Greenberger and Padesky (2016). Mind over mood: change how you feel by changing the way you think

Fees & Funding

TBC


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Updated 06/02/2020

  • The Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health focuses on enhancing skills in assessment. The certificate enables students to work collaboratively with children, young people and families to facilitate shared decision-making and deliver brief, low-intensity, evidence-based interventions for common mental health problems.

    The course provides clinical skills on low-intensity assessment of children and young people with common mental health problems and risk management. Following fitness to practice assessment in module one, students are taught a range of low-intensity brief evidenced-based treatment interventions.

    You can contact a member of the IAPT team if you require more information.

    Course

    Highlights

    • To develop a working and critical understanding of common mental health difficulties
    • To develop clinical skills required to assess children, young people and families with a range of mental health problems and to agree on possible next steps
    • To equip students with essential knowledge and skills necessary to provide an evidence-informed, brief, targeted intervention with children and young people.
  • The aims of this programme are aligned to the aims of NHS England and the UK Government’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) for Children and Young People Project (CYP IAPT). This curriculum has been developed as part of the Child and Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT) and complements other programmes offered in this training development.

    The Post-Graduate Certificate in Enhanced Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health focuses on enhancing skills in assessment. It enables students to work collaboratively with children, young people and families to facilitate shared decision making. It enables the development of skills to deliver delivering brief, low intensity, evidence-based with children and young people.

    The EEBP curriculum is designed to develop skills and knowledge to work with children and young people suitable for frontline staff working across different organisations that offer child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). It is suitable for staff whose role includes brief interventions for children, adolescents and families and who already have some basic clinical competencies.

    Additional

    Information

    During the period of training students will be required to:

    Hold a small clinical caseload of children with mild to moderate anxiety or low mood;

    Be receiving regular clinical skills supervision and case management supervision from an appropriately trained and qualified supervisor;

    Video record their sessions with children and families for supervision and assessment purposes;

    Use approved CYP IAPT Routine Outcome Measures (ROMs).

    Students should be working in services that have access to colleagues in specialist CAMHS for consultation and where they can refer children and young people for specialist multidisciplinary care as necessary. Students will need to evidence that they are working in such a context in their application and admissions interview

    • Early Help Work in children and young people’s services.

  • You will need to have a first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent.

    • Applicants should normally have access to a suitable context in which they work with children and young people and to an appropriate supervisor
    • Students will normally hold some post 19 educational qualification. However, suitably experienced students will be considered based on an evaluation of their ability to work at Level 7.

    Given the specialist and bespoke nature of this degree, prospective students will initially be identified through the joint action of the University of Northampton programme leader, and participating NHS services and linked organisations, who will identify appropriate participants from within their workforces. Additional programme places for non-CYP-IAPT related applicants may be considered subject to programme places being available.

    The programme is suitable for staff whose role includes brief interventions for children, adolescents and families and who already have basic clinical competencies. During the period of training students will be required to hold a caseload, to be receiving regular clinical supervision, to be able to video record their sessions with children and families, and to use the battery of CYP IAPT routine outcome measures. Students should be working in services that have access to colleagues in specialist CAMHs for consultation and where they can refer children and young people for specialist multidisciplinary care as necessary.

    Suitability for the programme will be ascertained by employer nomination, application form and personal statement, and admissions interview (which may include a young people’s representative, and an employer representative, as well as a representative of the HEI).  The interview will focus on the suitability of the applicant to work at Level 7, and their suitability to work intensively with children and young people. A proforma will be developed to support standardisation of the interview process and to enable fair and transparent feedback to candidates.

    Students whose first language is not English will need to pass The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Engagement and Assessment in Enhanced Evidence-Based Practice (30 Credits)
      Module code: PSYM094
      Core Module Y
    • Evidence-Informed Interventions (30 Credits)
      Module code: PSYM093
      Core Module Y
      • Creswell (2017) Parent-led CBT for child anxiety: helping parents help their kids
      • Martell and Addis (2004) Overcoming depression one step at a time: the new behavioral activation approach to getting your life back
      • Bennet-Levy (2004) Oxford guide to behavioural experiments in cognitive therapy
      • Burton, Pavord and Williams (2014) An introduction to child and adolescent mental health
      • Carr (2000) What works for children and adolescents? a critical review of psychological interventions with children, adolescents and their families
      • Cartwright-Hatton (2010) From Timid to Tiger
      • Cooper, Hooper and Thompson (2005) Child and adolescent mental health: theory and practice
      • Dogra (2009) A multidisciplinary handbook of child and adolescent mental health for front-line professionals
      • Friedberg & McClure (2002) Clinical practice of cognitive therapy with children and adolescents: the nuts and bolts
      • Fuggle, Dusmuir and Curry (2013) CBT with children, young people & families
      • Gellatly, Bower, Hennessy and Richards (2009) What makes self-help interventions effective in the management of depressive symptoms? Meta-analysis and meta-regression
      • Graham and Reynolds (2013) Cognitive behaviour therapy for children and families
      • Greenberger and Padesky (2016). Mind over mood: change how you feel by changing the way you think
  • TBC

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour