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  • Qualification

    Graduate Certificate

  • Location

    Denmark Hill Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Our Family Therapy Grad Cert course enables mental health professionals to develop useful theoretical knowledge and practise skills to enable them to work effectively with couples and families in the context of their own professional practice. The focus of the course is in working in mental health settings, and the teaching draws from a range of different approaches. This integrative approach ensures that students have a solid grounding which enables them to adapt their practice to different client groups. At the end of the course students will have gained confidence in working with more than one person in the room and be able to use a number of approaches to help people towards positive change. There is a focus on evidence-based practice and on the development of good therapeutic relationships.

Course detail

Our Family Therapy course is designed for professionals working in a mental health setting, such as mental health nurses, GPs, paediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists. At the Graduate Certificate level, the course provides an introduction to the field of systemic theory, practice and research and will begin to develop your clinical skills and practice. This is an ideal course for entry into qualifying-level training. Family therapy is about helping people work towards positive change. Whatever area of health or social care you’re working in, this course is your first step on the path towards qualifying-level training. During clinical workshops, you’ll learn the skills you need to work with couples and families. In lectures and tutorials, we’ll introduce you to systemic theory and the latest research in areas like child health and social care. And on placement, you’ll put what you learned into practice, growing in confidence every day. For full-time students, your placement option is a chance to explore your practice area in real depth. Our partner organisations specialise in areas like child mental health, eating disorders, social services, and adult services like psychosis. You’ll complete at least 60 hours of practice you need to progress to the next stage of your training. We’ll support your development throughout the course – both at King’s and during your supervised practice. Your tutors will help you work towards your career goals and help with any stumbling blocks along the way.

Teaching and assessment

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. The primary methods of assessment for this course are written examinations, coursework and practical work (presentation of clinical work- Viva Voce). The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.

Career prospects

Students can go on to study the qualifying level training (MSc in Family Therapy) Or use their knowledge and skills to incorporate systematic work in existing clinical practice. Graduates of this course are eligible to apply to the Association for Family Therapy for System Practitioner membership status.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 9,350per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    21st

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

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