The programme addresses a range of topics in child and adolescent mental health, and completion of the MSc provides the opportunity for a broad and in-depth study of the field.
The aims of the MSc in Children & Young People's Mental Health and Psychological Practice are:
- To encourage critical thinking about mental health and illness in children and young people.
- To provide a thorough understanding of developmental theories and how they apply to children and young people in practice.
- To develop a theoretical and applied understanding of specific issues such as attachment theories, parenting and trauma and how they translate to practice settings.
- To explore prevention of and early intervention with mental illness in the young through study of the principles of mental health promotion and early intervention with specific application to children, young people and their families.
- To explore the evidence base for a wide range of psychological therapies as applied to children and young people.
This article was published on Oct 22, 2013