Training in Systemic Practice and Family Therapy

We have over 20 years’ experience of running Family and Systemic Therapy courses. We run the full range of professional training courses in Systemic Practice and Family Therapy: Foundation, Intermediate, PG Cert, Qualifying levels /  MSc, and  Systemic Supervision. You can download a Course Overview for courses leading to qualification as a Systemic Psychotherapist/Family Therapist here.

We are now accepting applications for the forthcoming Advanced Training in Systemic Supervision. VIew our information and application form request.

In addition we provide bespoke systemic training for professional groups such as child and adolescent mental health services, youth offending teams, psychiatry, social care or the voluntary sector.

Our courses

Applications for MSc in Systemic Family Therapy  and FoundationIntermediatePG Cert Systemic Practice  are now open. Please read our application guidance document.

The MSc in Systemic Family Therapy leads to eligibility to register with the UKCP as a qualified Family Therapist. Please see course pages for further details.

We have seen many trainees pass successfully through our formal training in systemic family therapy, why not be one of them?

Our next workshop

Monday 25th April and Monday 23rd May 2022 10am – 4.30pm each day at the University of Leeds

Leeds Family Therapy and Research Centre with Dr Phil Arthington, Dr Kate Hall and Marie McGovern

Recognising that qualified family therapists often work within large complex organisational systems in roles involving management, leadership and supervision of others, this two-day workshop considers systemic approaches to understanding and influencing organisational practices and culture.

Drawing on postmodern perspectives, the workshop examines ‘practices of organising’ that have become commonplace in shaping our activities and relationships with each other in the workplace. As part of considering how we respond to – and influence these – participants will be invited to look at their own personal and professional relationships with ‘leadership’ and with taking up authority.

The workshop will also look at the impact of organisational discourse and language on shaping relationships in the workplace and how we can act to enhance our relationship with others and with our experiences of ‘being at work’ – critical given that on average, we spend approximately a third of our lives in the workplace.

The two days will combine the presentation of ideas and perspective from systemic theory and discussion groups in which the ideas can be applied to your own work context.

All content will be provided in accordance with the AFT (2020) Code of Ethics and Practice.

Delivered by the core training staff at LFTRC, the workshop is aimed at qualified Family Therapists who are familiar with core concepts in systemic thinking

Fee: £180 for both days

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Phil Arthington is a systemic therapist, supervisor, and trainer as well as a clinical psychologist. He works as psychological therapies lead with Leeds Perinatal Mental Health Service and has a keen interest in the application of systemic principles to leadership activities within the NHS.

Marie McGovern is a systemic therapist , supervisor and trainer with a background in general nursing, community health visiting and CAMHS. Marie is interested in the power of personal and professional relationships and professional discourses in NHS settings

In addition to experience gained working in NHS and University organisations as a systemic psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, course lead and lecturer, Kate Hall completed an MA at the Tavistock in psychodynamic and systemic approaches to leadership and consulting with organisations. Kate is particularly interested in language used in the workplace as well as how people relate to taking up authority in leadership activities.

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Important Information  

The bookings are for the  workshop only. 

The workshop fee is exempt from VAT. Bookings are accepted on the understanding that the workshop is offered in good faith but may have to be rescheduled or altered for reasons outside the control of the organiser. The University of Leeds reserves the right to cancel the workshop, in which case the fees will be refunded in full. In the event of cancellation, the University will not be held liable for additional expenses.

Where a delegate wishes to cancel a booking, written cancellations received up to 7 days prior to the start of the workshop will be accommodated. After this date the full fee is chargeable and no refund will be made. However, we can accept substitution of a delegate at any time without additional charge. 

Certificates of attendance for CPD will be available at the end of the workshop.