APPCIOS accredits organisations which deliver training rooted in psychodynamic thinking. These organisations can be well established, newly formed or still in development.

The University of Essex

The FdA, BA in Therapeutic Communications and Therapeutic Organisations (TCTO) are unique courses run by Essex University.

The BA TCTO run by the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies uses a psychodynamic framework to develop skills and understanding. The course offers a deeper understanding of children and young people with educational, social, emotional and behavioural needs using a range of key perspectives to explore the roots of their difficulties and the demands of working with them.   Students work in schools, Pupil Referral Units, children’s homes, hospices, prisons and old people’s homes.

Oxford Parent Infant Project (OXPIP)

OXPIP offers professional and clinical training courses for Health Professionals, Midwives, Social workers Children’s Centre Workers and other Early Years practitioners.

Early Years Training for health visitors, midwives, social workers, children’s centre staff, and nursery workers.

Attachment: the basics of parent baby relationship.

Parent Infant Therapist Training for psychotherapists, counsellors, clinical psychologists, art therapists and other suitably qualified mental health practitioners.

Infant Observation Training for psychotherapists and health professionals amongst others.

The Mulberry Bush School

The Mulberry Bush School is part of a not for profit charity and internationally renowned residential special school which provides specialist therapeutic care and on site education for traumatised children aged 5-13. The School also provides a range of outreach programmes and consultation, to support the reintegration of children into families and schools, and to support the breakdown of family and school placements for children at risk.

Training includes: Leadership and Development, Staff Supervision and Support, Engaging Hard to Reach Children and Families and a Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People accredited by The University of the West of England and APPCIOS.

Placement Support

An organisation of psychotherapists working collaboratively with educationalists and social workers. It specialises in working with looked-after children and their carers.

Seminars, webinars and consultation for social workers in adoption and fostering. Courses for youth workers and support for the emotional wellbeing of students in Further Education.


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APPCIOS can accredit your training.  Whether you are an established training organisation or a new provider, we can help you write or enhance your bespoke training programmes to meet APPCIOS criteria. We would be very pleased to hear from you.

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