Welcome to the new look BTPP website. BTPP is an organisation that provides an ACP recognised Child Psychotherapy clinical training as well as running courses for professionals working with children and young people, and promoting psychoanalytic thinking in the West Midlands region. You can find information about courses and events, and check out articles and features on the blog.

Clinical Training Child Psychotherapy

Anyone interested in applying to the Clinical Training are encouraged to make contact with Kevin Booth at kevin.booth@btpp.co.uk for informal discussions. Applications have re-opened on January 1st 2018 for our September 2018 intake. The period for submission of applications ends on Friday March 16th 2018.

Infant Observation Course Applications

This is a unique and interesting part-time course that will help you understand more about Infant Mental Health, adolescents, children and families? All our tutors are qualified senior child psychotherapists who do clinical work as well as teaching.

We are closed for application for 2017 but BTPP remains open to enquiries for the 2018/2019 intake to the Infant Observation course (PG Cert/PG Dip/MA in Working with Children, Young People and Families: A psychoanalytic observational approach (M7B) ) delivered in BTPP in conjunction with the Tavistock Clinic and The University of Essex.

The closing date for applications will be in May 2018.

Also anyone interested can email info@btpp.co.uk or contact Kevin Booth and Helen Randall.

Another particularly good way to get to know the kind of courses BTPP has to offer is to attend the Friday Open Workshops (see the Friday Lecture page in the events section of this website). 

If you do attend and for the first time introduce yourself to us so we can help you with any queries you might have.

Infant Mental Health

Due to a very positive response to the similar courses run in the Spring term we are pleased to repeat the 'Introduction to Infant Mental Health - 5 week training course' and the 'Introductory workshop on Infant Mental Health', both run by Becky Wylde (flyer).

The 5 week course will happen on Thursdays in September 2017 Cost £100.00 (bursaries available on application)

The course will focus on:

Exploring the emotional experience of the Infant and Young Child through discussion, reading and work experience and the teaching will be delivered in small groups. It will also include thinking about the practice and principles of Infant Observation.

The 'Infant Mental Health teaching workshop' will be on Thursday 11th of May: 10:00am - 12:30pm Cost: £20.00

This will be a morning taster of discussion and teaching - thinking about the emotional experience of the infant and introducing ideas relating to the study of Infant Observation. Participants of this workshop may wish to continue to the 5 week training course in June.

For further information please email Jayne at: info@bttp.co.uk or call BTPP on 0121 7530413 or Becky Wylde (Organising Tutor) 07792879884