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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.

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”.

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Late applications are welcome for the Intermediate Course.  Contact Stefania Zanelli-Cook or Marcia Mills on 0203 513 6195 for further information.

 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

Clinical Placements are also available at the Prudence Skynner Family and Couple Therapy Clinic.

More information

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-tr.nhs.uk  Tel: 020 3513 6195 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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