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ACP member offers advice to parent of a troubled girl regarding peer relationships, in the Guardian

A mother wrote to the Problem Solved columnist, Annalisa Barbieri about her daughter who is eight and another girl of the same age who has been a constant presence in her life since birth.... More

ACP member speaks about memes, Instagram and young people

ACP member, Rachel Melville-Thomas speaks to Artefact Magazine about how young people use images on Instagram to document mental health issues.According to a survey of 1,500... More

ACP member speaks about memes, Instagram and young people

According to a survey of 1,500 people, conducted by RSPH and the Young Health Movement, Instagram is the social network deemed the most detrimental to the mental health and well-being of young adults... More

ACP member responds to Guardian report about the need for better child mental health services

ACP registered child and adolescent psychotherapist and co-founder/former director of Young Minds, Peter Wilson, responds to report printed in the Guardian about inadequate... More

ACP member, Milly Jenkins gives advice to worried parent in the Guardian Problem Solved Column

ACP member, Milly Jenkins gives advice to worried parent in Annalisa Barbieri's Guardian Problem Solved Column. The writer and her husband have two daughters, aged three and one... More

ACP Chair, Heather Stewart, writes letter to the Independent

ACP Chair, Heather Stewart, recently had a letter published in the Independent on the Government's mental health expansion plan. To read her letter, please click here. 

The ACP is hosting a conference on adolescent depression in October this year

WORKS NOW This Association of Child Psychotherapists event on adolescent depression is open to all professionals working with, or interested in... More

Report Reveals High Number of Vulnerable Children in England

On July 4th 2017 the Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, published a report on vulnerable children in England. The findings of this report prompted Longfield to call the number... More

ACP launches survey for Child Mental Health Services (CAMHS) professionals

The ACP has launched a survey for CAMHS professionals in order to help us gather information about the role of specialists such as child and adolescent psychotherapists within the multi-disciplinary... More

The Journal of Child Psychotherapy, publishes an update of the 2011 review of the evidence base for psychodynamic therapy with children and adolescents

Update on the evidence-base for psychodynamic child psychotherapyWe are delighted to announce that The Journal of Child Psychotherapy has just published, online, an update of ACP member, Nick... More