This Document is a courtesy of the Commission of the European Communities, DGXV.
Its reference number is XV/E/58459/95-EN – Orig.: EN
A. Structure of the Profession
A profession of this type exists and is called child psychotherapy.
The profession is regulated.
It is regulated in the public sector (copies of extract of Advance letter (SP) 6/91 and letter from DoH March 1990 enclosed).
Child psychotherapy is practised by child psychotherapists who have trained at one of the training schools recognised by the Association of Child Psychotherapists.
Treatment does not have to be prescribed by a psychiattist. Child psychotherapists are autonomous practitioners. They usually work in multidisciplinary teams.
The body which represents the profession is the Association of Child Psychotherapists.
The competent authority is the Association of Child Psychotherapists.
B. Structure of Education and Training
Training requirements are govemed by guidelines for training courses (copy enclosed).
The training lasts a minimum of four years.
Courses are offered at the followíng recognised training schools:
The Anna Freud Centre, 21 Maresfield Gdns, London NW3 5SH;
Birmingham Trust for Psychoanalitic Psychotherapy (provisional), 96 Park Hill, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8DSH;
The British Association of Psychotherapists (Child Section), 37 Mapesbury Road London NW2 4HJ;
The Scottish lnstitute of Human Relations, 56 Albany Street, Edinburgh Eh3 3QR;
The Society of Analical Psychology, 1 Daleham Gardens, London NW35BA;
The Tavistock Clinic, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA.