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The Advanced Diploma in Educational Psychotherapy

Start your journey to becoming a fully qualified Educational Psychotherapist  

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This course is suitable for teachers, educational psychologists, learning mentors, nurture group practitioners and others working with children.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have experience of working in an educational setting (or be willing to gain this) and be educated to degree level

Application process

1. Application form - return the completed application to  lynsey@caspari.org.uk

2. Interview - If your application is successful you will be called to interview

3. Checks - if your interview is successful we will need to see evidence of your Enhanced DBS and collect references


Apply now

Please complete the application form below and email it with a brief covering letter to the Course Director: lynsey@caspari.org.uk

The Advanced Diploma in Educational Psychotherapy

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Course outline

The Advanced Diploma in Educational Psychotherapy is grounded in attachment and psychoanalytic theory. Trainees develop a high level of understanding of children and young people’s emotional, social and mental health needs. Trainees develop their therapeutic skills working with children and young people.

The programme covers:

Caspari Therapeutic Teaching

Attachment Theory

All major psychoanalytic thinkers and their theories
Educational Psychotherapeutic concepts
Infant and nursery observations
Systemic and psychoanalytic theories
Mental Health Familiarisation

Multi-Disciplinary Team working
Work discussion and clinical case seminars


Course fees 2022

Course Fees: £3900 per annum

Additional expected expenditure:

Weekly personal psychotherapy: estimated £1300 - £2250 per annum

paid directly to your psychotherapist

Weekly supervision sessions: estimated £900 - £1500 per annum

paid directly to your supervisor (from year two onwards - term time only)

Four year part-time course

Thursday evenings: 6:20pm – 9pm (term time only)

Three Saturdays over each academic year

Weekly personal psychoanalytic psychotherapy

One-to-one clinical supervision sessions

Weekly infant/nursery observations Year 2 onwards

Clinical placements in Year 2 onwards (one day per week in school)

Trainees are required to complete a total of 450 clinical hours.

Course qualification

Advanced Diploma in Educational Psychotherapy

140 Credits at FHEQ Level 7
Accredited by the UKCP

Leading to full clinical membership of the UKCP as an Educational Psychotherapist  (Child Psychotherapist)

Further information

For more information about the programme, including content, structure and fees or to make an application, please contact the Course Director:  lynsey@caspari.org.uk

International qualifications

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Please discuss your qualifications with the Course Director.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5.

Find out more about our qualifications in Educational Psychotherapy and Therapeutic Teaching.


In this hour and a half you can find out information about our courses and will have the opportunity to ask questions of our Course Director, current students and recently qualified Educational Psychotherapists.

The Caspari Foundation Virtual Open Evenings 2022

Tuesday 18th October 2022

Tuesday 15th November 2022

Networking Event

‘Life-changing training that enlightens and empowers practitioners with psychoanalytic understanding that is firmly grounded in the reality we face in mental health and education today’


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Career prospects

Many graduates go on to work in schools and CAMHS providing one-to-one Educational Psychotherapy to children and young people.


Several of our alumni have set up their own organisations and private practices helping children and schools to access Educational Psychotherapy.  Some alumni have gone on to become published authors.

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