We offer training in Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapy (also known as Family Therapy).
Years One and Two are accredited by the Association of Family Therapy (AFT) and are available as stand-alone courses. Successful completion allows students to apply for Masters Level training and registration as a Systemic Psychotherapist (Family Therapist).
Year One: Foundation
The Foundation course is available as an evening programme. The courses are held at Prudence Skynner Family & Couple Therapy Clinic at Springfield University Hospital in Tooting, South West London. The course offers an opportunity to explore family systems and life-cycle transitions, to develop skills of engaging with and interviewing families, and to understand how therapeutic changes happen. Several therapeutic models are presented, including solution-focused and narrative approaches. The course enables participants to think about their place in the system in a reflexive way, and can be taken as a stand-alone course or as the first step towards the MSc.
- Foundation Course Flyer 2024.pdf [pdf] 159KB
- Application Form Foundation Level Training Course 2024.docx [docx] 71KB
- Reference Request Form Foundation 2024.docx [docx] 786KB
- COURSE DATES FOUNDATION 2024 TUESDAYS - (MAYBE SUBJECT TO CHANGE).docx [docx] 28KB
Year Two: Intermediate
The Intermediate course is run at the Prudence Skynner Family and Couple Therapy Clinic at Springfield. The course emphasises the use of systemic theory and practice in clinician’s day-to-day work with families and networks. The accrediting panel said the course was “excellent and provides high-quality teaching and context for learning. Participants gave very positive feedback on how they valued the course’s commitment to systemic work with families in the NHS, the flexibility and responsive of the teaching, and the diversity of teachers and students”.
2023 - 2024
- Application Form Intermediate Level Training Course 2023-2024.docx [docx] 839KB
- Intermediate Course Flyer 2023-2024.pdf [pdf] 193KB
- COURSE DATES Intermediate 2023-2024 (Maybe Subject to Change).pdf [pdf] 17KB
- Reference Request Form 2023-2024 (Intermediate).docx [docx] 786KB
Years Three and Four: MSc degree
Students who have completed years One and Two at the Prudence Skynner Family and Couple Therapy Clinic have the opportunity to apply for Masters in Systemic Family Psychotherapy at the Institute of Family Therapy, validated by University of Bedfordshire. Live clinical supervision can be undertaken at the Prudence Skynner Family and Couple Clinic.
Advanced Diploma in the Supervision of Systemic & Family Psychotherapy: Extending social justice and anti-oppressive practices to systemic supervision, training, and consultation.
If you are an experienced Systemic & Family Psychotherapist looking to further your career and develop your skills in systemic supervision, training and consultation, we are now accepting applications to our new course on Supervision of Systemic & Family Psychotherapy. This is a one-year part time course designed to meet the requirements for the Systemic Supervision level of training by the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT)*.
Drawing on a wide range of resources from systemic theory and practice and beyond, the course aims to access and bring forth more marginalised voices and ideas. Our intention is to create a collaborative space where mutual exchange of knowledge, diversity and community become the main context and pinnacles of the participants’ learning. Using collaborative and creative teaching methods, participants will be able to develop their knowledge and skills in live and retrospective supervision of groups and individuals, systemic consultation, and facilitation of training and reflective practice. Please refer to flyer and application form for further information.
- Application Form FOR ADVANCED SUPERVISION OF SYSTEMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY COURSE docx] 834KB
- Supervision Course Flyer [docx] 73KB
Clinical Placements are also available at the Prudence Skynner Family and Couple Therapy Clinic.