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Systemic Thinking and Practice (PGCert)


University of Derby College of Health and Social Care

Part time September PGCert Part-time: 1 year

About the course

  • Build on the foundation knowledge gained from your first year of systemic training, and enhance your systemic practice skills 
  • Study a course accredited by the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice at Intermediate Level, potentially leading to study at MSc level and professional Qualifying Level training in systemic psychotherapy/family therapy
  • Equip you with skills in appraising research and applying evidence to practice
  • Our staff are qualified practicing psychotherapists and they're up to date with what's going on in practice. They'll use lots of clinical examples in their teaching, ensuring that what you're learning will help you in your workplace, and will keep your career moving forward

Systemic practice emphasises the importance of relationships. It considers the interactions of couples, families, other relationship groups and their patterns of behaviour and dynamics. It recognises the way in which social interactions shape a person’s life and addresses these relationships both directly and indirectly.

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Entry Requirements

You’ll need to have an Association of Family Therapy accredited foundation level qualification, such as the Advanced Diploma in Systemic Thinking and Practice, or equivalent qualification.


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