CPWM offer services to state and independent schools and colleges including:
- Primary Schools
- Secondary schools
- Residential and Special needs school
Increasingly, schools have to manage complex mental health concerns in children and young people without the knowledge and training to understand and deal with these difficulties. In this context, some schools choose to engage a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist for a certain number of sessions or days so that assessment and treatment is easily accessible on the school site and holistic interventions can be got off the ground in a timely and effective way.
We also provide consultation and support to staff or head teachers to help them think about children and young people who are presenting difficulties in the school or college environment. Understanding children and adolescents difficulties frequently reduces staff stress and ultimately sickness.
More formal training opportunities can be offered to staff, for example on Neuroscience and Attachment, The Impact of Neglect and Abuse on Child Development. Understanding and Managing the Adolescent Process, Mental Health Awareness, Learning Disability and Working with Autistic States of Mind, Working with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Syndrome, The Psychological Understanding of the Teaching & Learning Relationship.
Our work with schools and colleges can improve teaching and learning through better mental health, well-being and resilience.
For more information on what Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy can provide for your school see:
“In addition to the important contribution of direct therapeutic work with individual students, the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist also has a deeply beneficial impact on the thoughtfulness and understanding of the wider staff team. Their focus on enabling young people to develop healthy, honest relationships with others reminds us of the true purpose and goals of our work, which can easily be lost given the level of external scrutiny on short-term targets and measurable progress. Their thoughtful and reflective approach, combined with their confidence to ask searching questions and challenge our perspectives helps us to recognise patterns and potential re-enactment. Their work and presence as part of the interdisciplinary team therefore has a transformative impact on individual students and the wider system, including our work with families.”
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.