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Family Therapy MSc


Course Description

The programme offers a comprehensive clinical training in family therapy. You will undertake supervised clinical work with families in both adult and child mental health settings.

Key benefits

- Strong focus on training professionals to work within multi-disciplinary settings.

- Broad based integrative approach to evidence-based therapy.Small groups and a high level of tutor support.

- Provision of supervised clinical practice.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/family-therapy-msc.aspx

Course details

- Description -

The programme offers a comprehensive clinical training in family therapy. You will undertake supervised clinical work with families in both adult and child mental health settings.

- Purpose -

The MSc in Family Therapy programme is designed for professionals working in a mental health setting (eg. nurses, GPs, paediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists), who wish to complete their training in family therapy. They will have already completed the first two years of Family Therapy training either at the IoP or on another Association for Family Therapy accredited course, and have significant clinical experience. The MSc qualifies professionals for registration with the UK Council for Psychotherapy as a family and systemic psychotherapist. The course is accredited by the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice and the UK Council for Psychotherapy.

- Course format and assessment -

The course is delivered through lectures, small group seminars, skills development groups, case presentations and personal and professional development groups. This course includes a significant amount of live supervised clinical practice which enables students to develop their psychotherapy skills to a high level and with a range of clients. Students on the PT MSc will need to be working in a context that allows them to complete 100 clinical hours of family and couple therapy in each year of the course.

Study groups are small and there is a high level of personal attention. Lectures and discussions form the core teaching for each module. They cover the main topics and key themes in the curriculum of each module, and ideas are developed further in small group work, case analyses and student presentations. You are expected to supplement class work and lecture notes with further reading. Students find it helpful to do some preparatory reading each week.

Career prospects

Prepares students for registration with the UKCP as a systemic family therapist. Students go on to work within the NHS or similar settings. Successful graduates can apply for Family and Systemic Psychotherapy posts and work privately.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the Family Therapy MSc page on the King’s College London website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Christopher

"I chose the IoPPN as it is known to be at the forefront of mental health research and offers an intensive full time training programme in Family Therapy which is not available in other training institutions. The Family Therapy section has a strong reputation for providing a rigorous training programme which prepares students to be competent practitioners; I have colleagues and friends who have gone through the training, and they were all very positive about it. As London is culturally so diverse, I also thought it would provide a great opportunity for me to expand my repertoire of skills in working with families from different backgrounds.

The programme encompasses a rigorous clinical component which meant that I was posted to a number of placements. This provided me with the experience of working with different clients, including both child and adolescent and adult services. In addition to clinical work, it also provided me with a solid grounding in research."


Scholarships

Entry Requirements

First degree in a relevant subject such as psychology, medicine, social work, social science, nursing studies or education and/or professional qualification in a mental health-related programme. Significant clinical experience and an intermediate qualification in family therapy is required. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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