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We are delighted to be able to offer a Trainee Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist post in Oxford Health Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) based in our Salisbury team in Wiltshire.

Applicants will have completed or be nearing completion of an Association of Child Psychotherapy pre-clinical training and ideally will have been offered a place on an ACP full clinical training to begin in September 2024.

The post is funded by NHS England to begin in September 2024. During the four-year training you will be based in clinic for 4 days per week and you will be funded to attend your training school for 1 day per week. Funding also covers analysis and training costs.

The role is to undertake a range of clinical work under supervision whilst undertaking a training at an ACP registered training school. The post holder will be expected to offer advice, consultancy and support to colleagues within the CAMHS team and wider service.

You will be joining a large group of child... psychotherapists across Oxford Health who meet regularly for CPD and to discuss our work.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset.

Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people’s homes, delivering care as close to home as possible

Our vision is that no matter who you are or where you are, you will tell us that you receive: “Outstanding care delivered by an outstanding team”

Our values are: “Caring, safe and excellent”

At Oxford Health we offer a wide range of benefits designed to support your career and wellbeing. These include:

Excellent opportunities for career progression

Access to tailored individual and Trust wide learning and development

27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, rising to 33 days with continuous service

NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers

Competitive pension scheme

Lease car scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Employee Assistance Programme

Mental Health First Aiders

Staff accommodation (please note waiting lists may apply)

Staff networking and support groups hosted by our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team

As a leading teaching, training, and research trust, we have close links to Oxford and Oxford Brookes, Buckinghamshire, Reading and Bath universities. We are part of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre, working closely with our university colleagues to translate their findings into clinical care as quickly as possible, enabling people using our services to benefit from the latest advances in healthcare.

The funding will cover training fees, salary and a significant contribution towards personal analysis and travel.

Successful applicants will already need to be on an ACP recognised pre-clinical training course or have been accepted for the ACP recognised Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy clinical training.

Applicants, as a minimum, will need to have completed the first year of the pre-clinical training recognised by the Association of Child Psychotherapists. This assumes they will already be working with children and young people in a professional capacity and that they have an interest in and some understanding of psychoanalytical thinking. Those undertaking or having already successfully completed an ACP approved pre-clinical training, will also be eligible to apply and may be able to “step on” in Year 2 and hence complete the training in 5 years.

Pre-clinical courses are offered in the following locations:


Perinatal, child, adolescent and family work: a psychoanalytic observational approach (M7N)

Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust

University of Essex

[email protected]

07879 885 881


Perinatal, child, adolescent and family work: a psychoanalytic observational approach (M7B)

Birmingham Trust for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust /University of Essex

[email protected]

0121 7530413


Perinatal, child, adolescent and family work: a psychoanalytic observational approach (M7K)

Avon & Wiltshire Partnership NHS Trust

Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust /University of Essex

[email protected]

0117 919 0330


Psychoanalytic Observation and Reflective Practice: Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People (TWCYP)

Human Development Scotland

University of Strathclyde

[email protected]

0141 331 2419


Psychoanalytic Observational Studies

Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

University of Leeds

[email protected]

0113 855 8750


Early Child Development and Clinical Applications

Anna Freud Centre

University College London

[email protected]

020 77942313

Psychodynamics of Human Development

British Psychotherapy Foundation

Birkbeck, University of London

[email protected]

0208 438 2411

Perinatal, child, adolescent and family work: a psychoanalytic observational approach (M7)

Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust

University of Essex

[email protected]

0208 938 2214
Salisbury UK


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