Harmful Parent Child Interactions

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The ACP is delivering a specialist training on specific child psychotherapy approaches to working with harmful parent child interactions, based on the training developed and delivered by the West of Scotland Child Protection Managed Clinical Network for Emotional Abuse and Emotional Neglect.

Over the last ten years, trainings have been offered to professional groups in Health, Social Work, and CAMHS services.


This course focuses on the unique contribution that Child Psychotherapists can make with families and in supervision and consultation. This specialist training will enhance your required CPD Level 3 safeguarding training*  


This specialist training will include:


A full day training day on:

Saturday 4 December 2021, 10:00 - 16:00 


Four follow up group discussion sessions on: 

Friday, 7 January, 4 February, 4 March, 1 April 2022 at 16:00 – 17:30


Participants will develop and learn about:

  • An overview of Emotional Abuse and Emotional Neglect in Child Protection. 
  • A structured framework for identification, assessment and intervention. 
  • Specific contributions Child Psychotherapy can offer in casework, training, consultation and supervision. 
  • Using language that strengthens a therapeutic alliance. 
  • Report writing and escalating concerns. 


Course facilitators:

Dr Andrew Dawson is the Professional Lead for Child Psychotherapy in Greater and Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) CAMHS. He trained at the Scottish Institute of Human Relations. Andrew’s doctoral research was into Stuck Cases in CAMHS and he continues to offer consultation, intervention and training in this area. He has developed an interest in joint formulation and the emotional regulation of the network around the child. 


Andrew plays a lead role in the West of Scotland Managed Clinical Network for Harmful Parent-Child Interactions; providing training to health, social work, the Reporter to the Children’s Panel, and to Panel members. Clinically his work has focused on trauma, parent-child interventions, developing personalities and perplexing cases. As well as leading the team in GGC, Andrew supports reflective practice across Tier 4 services in Glasgow. 


Dr Debbie Hindle is a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist, trained at the Tavistock Clinic. She worked extensively in CAMHS services in the NHS and for ten years was Head of the Clinical Training in Child Psychotherapy at the Scottish Institute of Human Relations in Edinburgh and worked clinically in a specialist CAMHS in Glasgow for children who were fostered or adopted.  Now retired from the NHS, she continues to teach and supervise.  


*This training is designed to enhance the level 3 safeguarding training as required by the ACP guidelines; it does not replace it. 


Open to: This training is also open to ACP members and non-ACP members.  


CPD Certificates: CPD certificates will be issued to attendees once the series has ended. CPD hours will be based on attendance at each meeting. 


Recording policy – this training will be recorded for internal purposes.  


Cancellation policy: Cancellation requests should be made in writing to admin@childpsychotherapy.org.uk. A full refund will be issued six weeks prior to the event. Refunds will be subject to a £20 admin fee. For any cancellations thereafter, refunds cannot be issued.


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December 4th, 2021 10:00 AM through  4:00 PM
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
1 Full day Training and 4x Group Discussion Sessions £ 175.00