Training Schools and Pre-Clinical Courses


The Association of Child Psychotherapists recognises and monitors trainings in child and adolescent psychotherapy at five training schools. Each Training School is accredited by the ACP, and re-accredited every four years. Those Training Schools are:


Pre-clinical training courses are offered at:


Contact: Human Development Scotland

Tel: 0131 229 5465 Email:


Contact: Birmingham Trust for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Tel: 0121 7530413 Email:

Devon Psychodynamic Courses

Contact: Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Tel: 0207 435 7111  

Or contact Felicity Weir

Tel: 01626 873 228 Email:


Contact: Human Development Scotland, 4th Floor Victoria Chambers, 142 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2RQ. 

Tel: 0141 331 2419  Email:


Contact: Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Tel: 0113 855 8750  Email:


MA in working with children, young people & families: a psychoanalytic observational approach (M7)

Course administrator: Recruitment advisors

Tel: 0208 938 2214 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:


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:


For further information please contact:

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

Futher information on the accreditation of the training can be found at Training Council and Accreditation of Training Schools.