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  • Qualification

    Graduate Certificate

  • Location

    Denmark Hill Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Looking to take your career in a new direction? Or maybe you want to enhance your skills with some specialist knowledge. This course is the ideal first step into family therapy, whether you’ve just graduated or you’ve been working professionally for decades.

During lectures and tutorials, you’ll learn from clinicians with experience in a wide range of approaches. Their focus is on evidence-based practice and good therapeutic relationships. You’ll have the chance to apply your new knowledge during your placement.

Description:

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.

Career prospects:

Many graduates from the course choose to apply for the Family Therapy MSc after completing the Graduate Certificate. The MSc counts as the intermediate level training you’ll need to register with the UK Council for Psychotherapy as a systemic family therapist.

If you choose not to continue your studies, your knowledge will be useful in lots of areas of clinical and social work. You can use your systemic skills to advance your existing career, whether you’re a GP, occupational therapist, or a psychiatrist.

Tuition fees

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£ 8,900per 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

    20th

  • Campus address

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

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