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Information on the Postgraduate courses in Infant, Child & Adolescent Mental Health (for some general information on ICAMH, click here)

offered by the Department of Psychological Medicine

of the Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences

of the University of Auckland (Grafton Campus)

These courses are designed to develop the knowledge and skills of those whose work includes a focus on helping children and / or adolescents with mental health difficulties.

Since these courses began in 1998, the Postgraduate Certificate (the core courses / qualification) has been completed by about 400 student-clinicians from all parts of New Zealand. Many have gone on to complete the other courses (the "elective" courses - Diploma and Masters).

Most have been nurses, occupational therapists and social workers working in ICAMH or similar services. Over the years, there have also been a number of psychologists, trainee psychiatrists, GP’s and school counsellors.

The fact that almost 400 working clinicians of different disciplines from all over NZ have completed the Certificate course shows that it is possible and should give you hope!

Common feedback from graduates is, "If they haven't already done something like it, everyone working in a CAMH service or similar should do the Certificate!"

Most courses are "blended", combining some face-to-face teaching with online presentations and work on Canvas, the University's online learning management system.

We appreciate your interest. We hope that you find the information on this site helpful. Please take the time to go through the different pages and tabs and to follow links relevant to you. 

You are welcome to visit the University website. You are also welcome to make contact. (Please note this site is still under construction. Further information will be added). 

For information about applying for a funded place and about administrative matters contact Reena D'costa, 7284 

To ask about course content and selections, contact course coordinator Vas Ajello


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