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

For more information about the Clinical Training in Child Psychotherapy please see the Clinical Training page of this website. Applications will re-open on January 1st 2020 for our September 2020 intake. The period for submission of applications for this training ends on Friday March 19th 2020. Anyone interested in applying to the Clinical Training is encouraged to make contact with Kevin Booth at kevin.booth@btpp.co.uk for informal discussions.

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.

This course for anyone working with children, young people and their families or adult mental health professionals wanting to explore work with children.

We open to applications for the 2020/2021 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 in March 2020.

The closing date for applications for 2019 will be in July 12th 2020.

For more detail please see the Infant Observation page on this website.

The course takes place in BTPP’s offices in The Custard Factory, Digbeth on Friday afternoons from 12.45 to 3.30 in the First Year and on 9 selected Saturdays between October and March. The course runs in term times beginning Friday 27th of September 2019 .

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 previous years 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 and Eva Shehu-Whitefield (flyer).

The 5 week course will happen on Monday evenings 5.30 to 8 pm beginning in January 21st 2020 and ending in March 2020. Cost £100.00 (bursaries available on application)

After that this course will be repeated at different intervals during the year.

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.

We also deliver 'Infant Mental Health teaching Workshops'.

These are one off whole morning events and can be delivered to teams and agencies on request and are repeated periodically in BTPP.  Cost: £20.00

This is 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.

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