Protected: Working in inpatient CAMHS: The challenges and effective ways forward – 16th March

Mental healthcare

Course information

Upcoming Date: 16/03/2021
Upcoming Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Length: 1 Days
Cost: Free
Equivalent to 6 CPD hours

About the course

Psychological interventions for adolescents with psychosis or distressing unusual experiences

PLEASE NOTE: This course is free to those working in South East London only.  Anyone who works in, or refers into inpatient CAMHS and would like to improve their understanding of work in this area is encouraged to join this course.


This course provides an overview of mental health problems that typically present within our inpatient CAMHS wards and effective approaches to intervention. It will give learners an increased understanding of some of the issues/dilemmas that arise and will provide them with some increased understanding and skills in a range of approaches to working with young people in these settings.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Using DBT approaches within inpatient CAMHS
  • The role and application of effective family interventions within inpatient CAMHS
  • How to adapt and apply a CBT and a Family Intervention model to work with adolescents experiencing a spectrum of symptoms from Psychotic Like Experiences to psychosis
  • The role and application of Art Psychotherapy approaches within inpatient CAMHS
  • Understanding medico legal aspects on inpatient CAMHS work
  • Examples of effective Quality Improvement projects within inpatient CAMHS such as reducing restrictive practise











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Learning Objectives

After taking this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand and address the issues and dilemmas that arise within inpatient CAMHS settings
  • Describe the range of evidence-based therapies offered within inpatient CAMHS
  • Understand some of the medico-legal aspects of work in this area
  • Have an overview of some high quality examples of Quality Improvement projects within inpatient CAMHS

Course Information

Target audience

Allied health professional, Assistant psychologist, Clinical psychologist, Consultant – psychiatry, CT1-3 – psychiatry, Healthcare assistant, Psychology student, RMN, Social worker, ST4-7 – psychiatry

Length & Time
This course will be taking place digitally.
9.00 - 17.00

Book this course

You are not eligible to book on this course without a course coupon code. You will have received this on your flyer. If you do not know the code please contact

The fusion of Education and the Health Service is extremely exciting and now indeed essential; I am thrilled that St Mary’s is at the forefront of this. I am truly invigorated to disseminate many nuggets of wisdom and tangible strategies gained yesterday to my entire school community.
Assistant Headteacher - London
The knowledge and skills help children in many areas e.g. friendships, learning, attitude, dealing with problems at home and school. Skills will stay with them as they progress helping them to be reflective and emotionally resilient.
Teacher - London