Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (CAPPTs) use their specialist skills and knowledge to work with infants, children and young people up to age 25, and their families. CAPPTs work in the NHS, other public services and the independent and third sectors, to assess and treat children and young people whose symptoms may be severe and have continued for a long time, or whose life circumstances are complex and impact on their recovery. They also lead, train and supervise other professionals. The training route to CAPPT qualification is consequently extensive to enable a breadth and depth of skills and competences to develop.

It is comprised of a pre-clinical course and a clinical training which are explained in this section:
How to Train as a CAPPT
Training Schools and Pre-Clinical Courses
Training Council and the Accreditation of Training Schools
If you have any further questions about how to train as a CAPPT, please contact one of the ACP training schools listed or email the ACP office at

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