Advanced Diploma in the Supervision of Family and Systemic Psychotherapy

This course draws upon systemic and social constructionist approaches and educational learning theories to develop participants’ knowledge and skills in undertaking supervision.

Key information

  • Date: September 2024
  • Course length: 1 year (19 training days, plus addtional VIVA day, Fridays, approximately twice a month)
  • Fee for 2024/25: £4,884.00
  • Venue: IFT

Course Overview

We feel it is important to reevaluate all our courses regularly in line with the ever-changing world that we are living in and so we are committed to the following :

• To attend to marginalisation and focusing on anti-oppressive practice in supervision training
• To train supervisors to be equipped to work ethically and within ever changing contexts that are challenging and pressured.
• To train Supervisors to hold a critical lens to the wider social contexts for supervisees and organisations
• That the facilitators attend to feedback and connecting to what is happening in the wider context of systemic practice.
• Recognising the changing landscape of supervision and so including organisational consultation and group reflective space, as modules on our training course

Entry Requirements

Potential Candidates should be

• AFT-registered Systemic Family Therapists,
• Usually with three years post-qualifying experience


• To be able to run a live supervision group usually in your workplace
• To offer be able to offer individual retrospective supervisee during the course

Course Content

Course participants are required to use current audio-visual technology to record sessions of their individual and group supervision to bring to the course days for supervision of supervision and in order to facilitate further reflexive processes in their work.

The course aims and outcomes draw upon the third edition of the AFT Red Book (2017), which outlines the requirements of qualified systemic psychotherapists for training to become a systemic supervisor.

How to Apply

Closing date for receipt of application is end of July in any year for September start.


A non-refundable administration fee of £43 is payable on application.

A very supportive course and really helps you to develop as a therapist as well as a supervisor and is a valuable experience in developing yourself. I would really encourage any systemic therapist to do the training.