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Systemic Practice and Family Therapy (PgDip/PgCert)

Queen’s University Belfast School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Part time See Course PgDip, PgCert 2 years part-time

About the course

Systemic practice and family therapy helps people in close relationships to better understand and support each other. It enables individuals and family members to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on family strengths, and work together to make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. 

Systemic family therapy has been found to be effective across the life course in helping children, young people, adults, couples and families struggling with a broad range of difficulties and circumstances. 

Systemic practitioners and systemic family therapists work in many health and social care settings such as children’s services, older people’s services, physical health and

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent recognised qualification.

Applications welcome from applicants with prior relevant professional training in a mental health or social care related discipline or equivalent as designated by the Association of Family Therapy (e.g. Social Work, Nursing, Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology). Normally one year's post qualification experience is required.

Applicants must have already completed AFT accredited Foundation level Systemic Practice training (PG Certificate Systemic Practice and Family Therapy) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Applicants must have the opportunity to apply systemic ideas in a current practice context.

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