When: Wednesdays (twice a month)
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Length: September-June, 18 teaching days.
The Course commences in late September and is accredited as an intermediate level course by the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT).
This innovative course aims to provide participants with opportunities to extend their thinking and practice with children and young people and their families in such a way that their personal style is expanded and their knowledge of systemic, attachment and other relevant theory is broadened.
Participants must have experience of working with children, and be currently working with children in a family context to be eligible to apply. In addtion to completing a foundation course in Systemic practice, they should also have an appropriate professional training or equivalent, such as social work, nursing, psychiatry or clinical psychology.
The course on its own does not aim to train participants to become therapists, but to enable them to incorporate systemic ideas and techniques into the participants’ professional practice. It is aimed at those working with children in a wide range of contexts. After completion of the Intermediate Certificate participants are elible to register as Systemic Practitioners with AFT.
It forms the intermediate year of the Institute’s four year clinical training programme.
John Cavanagh: DipSystSup, MSc, RMN
Joanne Jackson: MSc, MSc, DipSw, PCSC
Divided into two units; Theory and Skills, running concurrently,
The teaching in both will develop the participants’ foundation level understanding of: