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Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Work PGCert

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Code
PGB902
Start
October or January
Course leader
Michael Kelly

This programme consists of two modules:

MHR 4626 Infancy, Child and Family Mental Health: Working with children and families from 0 to 11 years of age. 30 credit module at Level 7

MHR 4627 Promoting Mental Health in Young People from 11 to 21 years of age. 30 credit module at Level 7.

These may be taken individually or together to obtain the Postgraduate Certificate. MHR4626 runs in the Autumn semester (September to December) and MHR4627 runs in the Winter semester (January to April).

As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

This programme comprises of 60 credits which may also count towards a Postgraduate Diploma / MSc.

Work Based Development and Practice

Alternatively you are also able to undertake a work based practice module, which commences in January and September each year, alongside one of the following modules:

For MHR 4626: Infancy, Child and Family Mental Health: Working with children and families from 0 to 11 years of age you would also take MHR 4630: Practice Based Learning Project module. Together, these lead to the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Child and Family Mental Health Work.

For MHR 4627: Promoting Mental Health in Young People from 11-21 years of age you would also take MHR 4630: Practice Based Learning Project module. Together, these lead to the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Promoting Mental Health in Young People.

This programme will allow you to undertake one module, and then pursue your own studies in the workplace and develop your own (and/or your colleagues') practice further and gain a Postgraduate Certificate award.

Who is this for?

The programme aims to provide to all those with experience of working with young children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings (i.e. health, local authority, educational settings and/or within the voluntary and independent sector), the opportunity to update, enhance and develop their critical understanding, knowledge and advanced practice capabilities, in child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) work in multidisciplinary and multi-agency settings.

Benefits

The programme aims to equip students with both the sophisticated knowledge needed and capabilities required, to undertake CAMH work and support others confidently and safely in working with children and families. The programme will address and explore issues of equity and inequality, diversity, ethnic and cultural difference, ethical considerations in relation to practitioners' work with service users and carers in child, adolescent and family mental health work. The programme aims to develop authoritative clinical leadership and professional practice capability in the field of child and adolescent mental health (Government response to CAMHS review DCSF 2010).

A further benefit is that you will be taught by lecturers who also work in clinical practice at the CAMHS Directorate of the Tavistock Clinic, London.

Aims

To enhance and develop critical understanding, knowledge and practice capability in child and adolescent mental health work (CAMH)

To develop critical knowledge and applied understanding of early childhood, adolescent and family emotional and mental development in relation to some of the common issues that can impact adversely upon emotional and psychological development

Provide opportunities to plan, undertake and discuss sophisticated assessments, conduct early work that might be possible to ameliorate later difficulty and or make authoritative referrals to appropriate agencies. To develop authoritative clinical leadership and professional practice capability in the multidisciplinary and multi-agency field of child and adolescent mental health.

Use credits to work towards obtaining a postgraduate diploma or MA degree.

Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and policy in relation to the adolescents and young people;

  • Normal child and adolescent behaviour
  • Assessment of children, families, adolescents and young people and subsequent care planning
  • Social and political influences in working with children, families adolescents and young people
  • Effects of neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse on the children and adolescents
  • Risk and resilience factors, risk assessment and management and child protection
  • Common mental health problems in children and adolescents
  • Evidence based interventions; Parenting interventions, Systemic interventions, CBT interventions.
  • Children at greater risk – refugee groups, children with learning difficulties, looked after children, Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
  • Challenges of dual diagnosis and young people
  • The impact of parental substance misuse and mental illness on young people
  • Communication and communicating
  • Therapeutic use of self
  • Multi-disciplinary interventions/Integrated working

The above content is focused on both knowledge and skills.

Assessment

MHR 4626 Policy/Practice review and Critical review of evidenced based care interventions MHR 4627 Policy Review of Practice Base and Interdisciplinary Interagency case study.

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