Family and Couple Therapy (Systemic Psychotherapy)
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.
- pdf Foundation course flyer 2018 (120 KB)
- document Application form for foundation course 2018 (831 KB)
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”.
Late applications are welcome for the Intermediate Course. Contact Stefania Zanelli-Cook or Marcia Mills on 0203 513 6195 for further information.
- document Application form for Intermediate Level Training Course 2017 (149 KB)
- pdf Intermediate Level Course 2017 Flyer (139 KB)
A limited number of bursaries are available for the Intermediate Course. For further details contact Annie Turner, Courses Director on 0203 513 6194
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.
Clinical Placements are also available at the Prudence Skynner Family and Couple Therapy Clinic.
For further information on family therapy training in the Trust, please contact:
Annie Turner: Courses Director or Stefania Zanelli-Cook or Marcia Mills: Course Administrators
Email: FamilytherapyCoursesInfo@swlstg.nhs.uk Tel: 020 3513 6195