There is now a multitude of professionals who offer training and consultation around attachment and developmental trauma but so frequently this is from a theoretical perspective. Child and adolescent psychotherapists are trained to think about the specific impact of trauma on a specific child’s psychological development and how this manifests itself in behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. They take into account the child’s temperament, constitution and developmental stage. It thus enables CPWM therapists to offer very specific care packages for children and young people.
A CPWM therapist can offer your agency:
Packages may include:
- 1. Therapy for children and adolescents who have suffered developmental trauma.
- 2. Consultation to foster carers to support the placement and to assist their particular child to grow and develop emotionally, psychologically and socially.
- 3. Consultation to the network involved in supporting children and adolescents who have suffered early trauma, abuse and disrupted attachments, including teachers, social workers and health professionals.
The Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)
The ACP is a professional body for psychoanalytic child and adolescent psychotherapists in the UK.
The ACP is responsible for training and practice standards for its members and provides information to the public about child psychotherapy.