Child and Adolescence Training is a relatively new Training in the United Kingdom. Indeed when I looked up Child and Adolescence training in Google there were not that many Trainings to be found, most were in London, Manchester, and in Leeds.
I have always been interested in the world of Child and Young people in terms of Psychological Assessment, Methodology, and Theory. I however was trained in Adult Psychotherapy, not in the specialist area of Child and Adolescent training. Though in my Adult training in Psychotherapy I did learn a Child developmental model that was mainly Transactional Analysis influenced.
Later in my training I learnt more Child Therapy oriented models, mostly however from a Psychodynamic stand point.
My wife is a Child and Adult Psychotherapist, and with some other Child and Adolescent Therapists she has created a website ,www. child therapy world.com where she has advertised some of her training’s in the area of Child and Adolescent work. Also Karen Burke and Amanda Phillips have joined her in developing new courses in the area of Children and young people, Education, and Adoption.
The Child in Adolescence Training has become a new Department for the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy ,and we are now offering Certificates and Diplomas in this division.
We are also offering specialist courses in Adoption training, Educational CPD workshops, and of course, the four-year Diploma. I personally think that it is really important to consider how we become the way we are, and that we reflect on the influence of our Childhood, and how is carried into the present.
The more we study, reflect, and inform ourselves about the developmental milestones that children, and young people go through within their journey to Adulthood, the more we will be able to help them today, and in their future challenges.
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Bob Cooke 2013