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:
- 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 emotional attachment theories, parenting and trauma and how they translate to practice settings.
- To explore prevention of mental illness in the young through study of the principles of mental health promotion and the specific application to children, young people and their families.
- To provide an understanding of learning disability, and an awareness of different approaches to understanding and working with challenging behaviour in this population.
- To explore the evidence base for a wide range of psychological therapies as applied to children and young people.
This article was published on Feb 6, 2013