About Judith Golberg
Judith Golberg is a senior specialist practitioner with 8 years experience in NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and 5 years experience in private practice. She is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and uses skills of observation and reflection within the therapeutic relationship to bring understanding of complex emotional states to children and their families.
She trained in London and Birmingham for 6 years before being awarded full membership of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists (ACP).
Judith's experience covers the whole range of emotional difficulties children may feel. She works with children (birth to 18+) together with their parents and carers. Additionally, she has specialist training and experience in working with young children and their families and with children with learning disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Her NHS work has included extensive experience with Looked-After and Adopted children both in individual therapy and in consultation to professionals in social services and education.
Qualifications and Training
Postgraduate Certificate in Psychoanalytic approaches to working with people with learning disability. Tavistock Centre, London and University of East London. (1 year part time)
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies. Tavistock Centre, London and University of East London. (2 years part time)
Clinical Training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy at the Birmingham Trust for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and CAMHS in the West Midlands. Four years full time, recognised within the NHS grading scheme as equivalent to a clinical doctorate.
Tavistock short course in Under-5s work. 1 week highly intensive course.
CPD training in Supervision at The Tavistock Centre completing July 2015.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Supervision
The ACP requires members to evidence a high level of CPD and regular supervision with a senior colleague.
About the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)
The ACP accredits the six year training that all Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists have to complete. They are the only accrediting organisation recognised by the NHS for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists. Every member has completed at least two years post graduate infant observation training followed by at least four years full time clinical training in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) team.
As well as inspection and evaluation of the training schemes the Association also regulates post-qualification continuing professional development (CPD) and supervision, ensuring that all members keep up to date with new developments and continue to have their work reviewed by senior members of the profession.
The ACP offers useful information for both families and professionals about the sort of work Child Psychotherapists do.
Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists
The only accrediting organisation recognised by the NHS for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists.
For more information on the ACP, please see the 'About' menu item.