The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) is a global leader in teaching and research in the sciences relevant to mental health. Our work encompasses almost the entire range of disciplines required to understand the causes of mental disorders, to develop new treatments, and to evaluate their implementation at patient level, as well as at the level of services and national health and social care policies.
The Children and Young People’s Mental Health training programmes (CYP MH) sits within the Department of Psychology. The Department of Psychology was founded in 1950 at the Institute of Psychiatry; since then it has carried on a distinguished programme of research, teaching and clinical practice, with a long-standing link with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. In 2004 the psychology sections of Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine merged with the Department, creating one of the world’s largest groupings of clinical and health psychologists. Today, Psychology is one of the largest departments in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.
The Department’s research interests span a wide range of mental health disorders and physical health problems, including anxiety disorders, trauma, somatoform disorders, pain, psychosis, depression, antisocial personality, disorders in childhood & adolescence, emotion and personality, and neurodegeneration. Much of the department’s past work has informed UK national treatment guidelines in mental and physical health.
This site is dedicated to the CYP MH training programmes offered by the Department of Psychology at King’s.