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National services

Child and adolescent services

National services

Child and adolescent services

National services

Child and adolescent services

National services

Child and adolescent services

Trauma, Anxiety and Depression (TAD) Clinic


Teaching and training

We regularly facilitate teaching and skills-based training events on the assessment and evidence-based treatment of emotional disorders in young people. These events take place in-house in south London or across the country in local child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) teams. We pride ourselves on offering interactive, engaging teaching that is tailored to the specific needs of the attendees.

Our training events usually focus on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for a specific difficulty; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related disorders, anxiety or depression. Training can be tailored to a wide range of skill levels, from novice CBT practitioners to CPD for more experienced clinicians. Packages can vary in number of days provided, for example from a one day workshop to a three-day course.

Please contact the clinic to discuss your training needs for a personalised financial quote.

Supervision

We offer face-to-face or remote clinical supervision packages for both individuals and groups, with a British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) accredited supervisor on request. Please contact the clinic for more details.

Public health

We collaborate with the UK government and local commissioning groups to set up and manage public health initiatives related to disasters and emergencies. Together with the South London and Maudsley Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, we have led a Department of Health and Public Health England scheme to assess and treat victims of terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Belgium, and France and their families.

We have also worked together with local commissioners to plan the care for asylum seekers and refugees during the Syrian crisis. Finally, we have worked with schools to assist teachers and young people coping with bereavement and witnessing of violence (for example, stabbing incidents).

Research

Our research is uncovering the mechanisms through which childhood exposure to traumatic stress can cause mental and physical health problems, in order to inform new preventative and treatment strategies. Our research has also been leading the way in improving and disseminating evidence-based treatments for trauma-related psychopathology and anxiety in young people. All senior team members are also affiliated with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London.

Families seen in our clinic are often invited to participate in ongoing research projects. We have contributed to several external projects to provide resources for professionals, young people and families, such as e-learning materials for MindEd, ACAMH, and NSPCC.

Research from our team helps clinicians to understand what happens to young people who experience traumatic stress, giving insight into new ways of preventing and treating trauma-related psychopathology. These insights are informing initiatives by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). These insights are also informing public health strategies discussed at the UK House of Commons, the World Health Organisation (WHO), and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF):