Family therapy and systemic practice courses
We offer two family psychotherapy courses:
- Foundation Course in Systemic Thinking and Practice
- Intermediate Course in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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)
Additional time: reading time at home each week
Marked assignments: essay, reading log (end of year) and homework tasks set by tutors