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

Question n°1.
A profession of this type exists and is called child psychotherapy.

Question n°2.
The profession is regulated.

Question n°3.
It is regulated in the public sector (copies of extract of Advance letter (SP) 6/91 and letter from DoH March 1990 enclosed).

Question n°4.
Child psychotherapy is practised by child psychotherapists who have trained at one of the training schools recognised by the Association of Child Psychotherapists.

Question n°5.
Treatment does not have to be prescribed by a psychiattist. Child psychotherapists are autonomous practitioners. They usually work in multidisciplinary teams.

Question n°6.
The body which represents the profession is the Association of Child Psychotherapists.

Question n°7.
The competent authority is the Association of Child Psychotherapists.

B. Structure of Education and Training

Question n°1.
Training requirements are govemed by guidelines for training courses (copy enclosed).

Question n°2.
The training lasts a minimum of four years.

Question n°3.
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.