Child and Family Mental Health Work Graduate Certificate/Postgraduate Certificate

Middlesex University
In London (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • London (England)
  • When:
    October
Description

At Middlesex we recognise the needs and challenges for mental health practitioners working with children and families in a wide range of settings. Furthermore, the recent government policy document 'Futures in Mind' has been clear that the mental health and safeguarding of children is everybody's business and the need for more fluid (CAMHS) Child Adolescent Mental Health Service. That's why we have developed this course to be beneficial for professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds including health, local authority, volunteering, education, substance misuse services,adult mental health and the independent sector.



Taught by experienced practitioners who remain actively involved in clinical practice at the CAMHS Directorate of the Tavistock Clinic in London, this course will teach you how to identify early mental health difficulties in childhood with...

Important information
What are the course objectives?

Requirements: Evidence of previous ability to study at UK higher education Level 5 for Level 6 module, or at Level 6 for Level 7 module. For a non mental health professional, the following experience is required: one year experience in child, adolescent and family work, where mental health issues are present, or where currently working with children,parents, adolescents and families in some capacity.This has the potential to also include adult mental health workers who have clients who are parents, the applicant will need to discuss this with the programme lead to ensure suitability...

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Where and when

Starts Location
October
London
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Mental Health
Risk
Word
IT
Project
IT risk
Ms Word
Communication
Family
Child
Transferable skills
Parenting interventions
Normal child
subsequent care
risk assessment
child safeguarding
Systemic interventions

Course programme

Devised to enable you to maintain and build your professional development and employment while studying, this course is delivered over ten weekly study days at our London campus. Using a combination of taught modules and practice based learning in your workplace you will explore the following subjects:

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and policy in relation to children and families
Normal child and adolescent development and behaviour
Impact of parental mental health and substance misuse on children/adolescents
Assessment of children and families and subsequent care planning
Social, political and cultural influences in working with children and families
Effects of neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse on the children
Risk and resilience factors, risk assessment and management and child safeguarding
Common mental health problems in infants/children/adolescents
Evidence based interventions
Parenting interventions
Systemic interventions
CBT interventions
Children at greater risk – refugee groups, children with learning difficulties, looked after children, black and minority ethnic communities, children/adolescents in youth justice
The impact of parental substance misuse and mental illness on children
Communication and communicating
Therapeutic use of self
Multidisciplinary interventions
This is a specialist award that focuses entirely on infancy, child and family mental health and can be undertaken at Level 6 (for the Graduate Certificate) or Level 7 (for the Postgraduate Certificate). The award is 60 credits in total and includes two modules:

Infancy, Child and Family Mental Health: Working with Children and Families from 0 11 years (MHR 3626/4626)
Practice Based Learning Project (MHR 3630/4630)
Please see individual module descriptions for course content and entry requirements.
These programme awards allow you to undertake one taught module before pursuing your own studies in your workplace, enabling you to develop your own practice while gaining a Graduate or Postgraduate Certificate award.

At Level 6, this award gives 60 credits these two Level 6 modules also form optional modules for the Graduate Diploma Specialist Social Work Award (Children and Families), a post qualifying award within the GSCC Post qualifying framework) or BSc Mental Health.

At Level 7, this award gives 60 credits counting towards a Postgraduate Certificate or Graduate Certificate.

Assessment
For Infancy, Child and Family Mental Health: Working with children and families from 0 to 11 years of age (MHR 3626/MHR4626):

3,000 word critical review of practice
3,000 word case study and analysis
For Practice Based Learning Project (MHR 3630/4630):

6,000 word portfolio comprising of a critical review of learning relevant to the project work, a project report, and an evaluation of the project's usefulness and application

Additional information

Some of our students have their course fees covered by CPPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University.

Alternatively other students pay their own fees or are sponsored by their employer (but not under a CPPD contract).