At Middlesex we recognise the needs and challenges for mental health practitioners working with young people and families in wide range of settings. That's why we have developed this course to be beneficial for professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds including health, local authority, volunteering, education and the independent sector.
Taught by experienced practitioners who remain actively involved in clinical practice at the CAMHS Directorate of the Tavistock Clinic in London, this course will enable you to identify mental health difficulties in children, adolescents and adult family members with valuable opportunities to plan, undertake and discuss sophisticated assessments.
Through a series of lectures, seminars and practical workshops you will develop authoritative clinical leadership approaches in the multidisciplinary and multi-agency field of child and adolescent mental health while deepening your applied understanding of emotional and mental development.
Delivered over 20 weekly study days with opportunities for practical assessments in your own workplace, this course will challenge you to reflect and evolve your current practice with particular focus on issues of equality, diversity, cultural differences and ethics in child, adolescent and family mental health work.
Armed with this Postgraduate Certificate you will not only enhance your professional practice and employment prospects but gain substantial academic credits to put towards obtaining a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc degree.
Devised to enable you to maintain your professional employment while studying, this course is delivered over 20 weekly study days at our London campus. Using a combination of taught modules and practice based learning in your workplace you will explore the following subjects:
This is a specialist Postgraduate Certificate course that focuses entirely on mental health work with children, adolescents and families. It comprises of two modules worth a total of 60 credits which may also count towards a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc:
These modules maybe taken individually or together to obtain the Postgraduate Certificate.
Alternatively, you are also able to undertake the Work Based Development and Practice module, which commences in January and September each year, alongside one of the above modules.
These programme awards allow you to undertake one taught module before pursuing your own studies in your workplace, enabling you to develop your own practice while gaining a Postgraduate Certificate award.
For Infancy, Child and Family Mental Health: Working with Children and Families from 0 to 11 Years of Age:
For Promoting Mental Health in Young People from 11 to 21 Years of Age:
There are several funding options available:
If you are not sponsored by an NHS Trust with which the University has a contract, the fee is £63 per credit for the Graduate Certificate programme.
For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.