Applications for IFT’s Family Systemic Psychotherapy Qualifying Level: MSc Equivalent have closed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be placed on the list if we open for late applications.
Year 3 starts in mid-February 2024 and ends in November 2024
There will not be any difference with regards to the quality or standard of training received between IFT’s qualifying Master’s equivalent course and other Family Systemic Psychotherapy Masters courses. The main difference will be that the course will not be affiliated to a university and therefore cannot be called a Masters. All the robust elements of systemic psychotherapy trainings as identified by the UKCP Standards of Education and Training: The Minimum Core Criteria for Family and Systemic Psychotherapy standards (Systemic ‘SETS’) are met, and there will be no lowering of academic standards or assessment of knowledge or skills.
The IFT qualifying course is however accredited by the UKCP, who have recently reviewed our course and highly recommended IFT as an Organisational Member and accredited the course wholeheartedly. They commended how IFT ‘was embedding EDI in everything they do’ and that ‘the amended programme is a positive step in the organisation’s evolution and systemic psychotherapy community overall and is to be celebrated’.
Read our update here.
Start date: February 2024
Course length: 2 years
The course is accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
To ensure that graduates of the course have developed sufficient knowledge and skills to enable them to practice effectively and ethically as independent family and systemic psychotherapists, equipped to work with a range of presenting issues and in a way that is sensitive to difference, culture, power differentials and the variety of ways that people choose to live their lives. The course specifically aims to equip therapists to work in health and social service settings as well as in voluntary and community settings, and draws on a wide range of theories and ideas.
The course is made up of 5 units over the two years:
Theory in context
The developing therapist
The maturing therapist
Research, practice and the evidence base
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Applicants must provide an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure, which many will have through their work settings. If students do not already have one they will be required to obtain one and be responsible for the cost.
1. Supervision Groups
2. Academic programme
Applications Open: 4 October 2023
Applications Close: 10 November 2023.
Interviews will be held at the end of November 2023.
Thank you for a very inspiring course. I feel I have really benefited in terms of work and personal relationships.