Family therapy and systemic practice courses

We offer two family psychotherapy courses:

 

Foundation Course in Systemic Thinking and Practice

The course is one-year, part-time, and offers an introduction to systemic theory and concepts and how to apply basic theoretical ideas in your clinical practice. The course is AFT-accredited.

It is designed to enhance clinic skills for those who are working in the mental health profession or who wish to work with families and systems.

The course can be seen as a standalone course that offers knowledge and skills or can be seen as an entry level qualification towards the intermediate course in family therapy and systemic practice.

Entry requirements

  • Up to a degree level qualification
  • Experience of working with families/family context and group/organisational systems
  • Prior professional qualification in social care and mental health

 

Intermediate Course in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice

This one-year, part-time, AFT accredited course can be seen as a standalone course that offers knowledge and skills in family therapy & systemic practice.

It is suitable for professionals with a qualification in the fields of health, mental health and social care wishing to enhance their systemic practice and/or to go on to qualifying level training (MSc) in family therapy and systemic practice.

Entry requirements

  • Relevant professional training or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of a foundation (year 1) level course in systemic practice (see above)> or equivalent.
  • Opportunity to undertake at least 60 hours' clinical practice working with couples or families. This would normally be in the student's own agency but there may be some opportunities for a systemic placement.

Details

Duration: September 2016 - August 2017. These are both one-year courses with three terms (exact dates will be fixed before the course starts):

  • Term 1: September - December 2016
  • Term 2: January - April 2017
  • Term 3: May - August 2017

Time: Fridays, 9.30am-1.00pm

Venue: CNWL, Stephenson House, 75 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2LP

Fee: £1,500 for external participants, £800 for CNWL staff (limited internal placements)

Expectations

Additional time: reading time at home each week

Marked assignments: essay, reading log (end of year) and homework tasks set by tutors

How to apply

To apply, please complete the application form and return to Nasima Hussain, Course Director, by email nhussain@nhs.net