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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    24-NOV-21

  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Systemic Practice covers the first two years of family therapy training and combines both Foundation and Intermediate level training in systemic practice. Each level of training is accredited by the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice.

Develop and connect

The course is multi-disciplinary and covers aspects of working with families in clinical settings, as well as wider applications of systemic thinking and practice. It is suitable for professionals working in nursing, psychiatry, social work, clinical psychology, voluntary organisations and related fields.

The course is accredited by the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice and successful completion meets the training requirement for application to the qualifying course in Systemic Family Therapy leading to UKCP registration.

The Leeds Family Therapy and Research Centre has been training therapists for over 22 years to help individuals, couples and families find ways of tackling their problems.

Learning and teaching

You will be taught through lectures, practical classes and group tutorials. We make extensive use of IT and a wide range of material to enable students to study at their own pace and in their own time to enhance and extend the material taught formally.

In the second year, you will develop your learning in systemic skills and practice through the required systemic therapeutic practice (of 60 hours including one recorded session) in your own professional agency and through a mixture of experiential exercises (e.g. roleplay) and clinical case discussion.

Assessment

We monitor your progress through attendance, participation in lectures, and performance within small group tutorials in which formative feedback is provided by your tutor.

Your progress is also monitored in feedback on written assignments and the learning portfolio, as well as on your progress in recording at least 60 hours of systemic practice during the second year of the course.

Career opportunities

Once you’ve completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Systemic Practice training you’ll be able to describe yourself as a Systemic Practitioner. This is not a formal qualification but is a recognised professional development indicating the knowledge and skills developed in this training. Past students have progressed to training on MSc in Systemic Family Therapy programme. Students who complete the MSc in Systemic Family Therapy are eligible to register with the UKCP as Systemic and Family Psychotherapists and to practise in the public and voluntary sectors, as well as privately.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 11,834overall cost

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

University information

University of Leeds

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

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