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  Advanced Training in Systemic Supervision.

Download a Course Overview for courses leading to qualification as a Systemic Psychotherapist/Family Therapist.

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 the MSc in Systemic Family Therapy which leads to qualification as a UKCP registered Systemic Psychotherapist / family Therapist are now closed for the 2023 - 25 intake. Information about the course is on the web pages and if you would like to discuss a future application for the following cohort in 2025 - 27, you are welcome to be in contact with the course team by emailing us.

Applications for the Foundation, Intermediate, PG Cert training in Systemic Practice are now open. Course information is on each web page and found in our application guidance document. If you would like to discuss your application, you are welcome to be in contact with the course team by emailing us.

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

Training Days in 2024

An Exploratory Supervision Workshop hosted by Karen Partridge PhD

Monday 15th April 2024 | 9.30am to 4.30pm | Worsley Building, Level 9 Room 9.60 | Book Here

We have been living through strange and extraordinary times. The daily challenges facing people are palpable – economics, housing, heating and food. Mental health referral rates are soaring, especially amongst young people. No one could have anticipated the changes we have experienced as a result of the pandemic or the immediacy of the climate crisis. We trudge towards a return to a “normality” that has familiar edges, but it is also frightening and unknown. 

As systemic therapists, psychologists and supervisors we have faced these challenges in different ways – from shifting therapy and teaching online to questioning the very basis of our thinking. This new landscape requires us to think on our feet and develop a dynamic degree of agility. We need to pack our provisions and find innovative ways to connect with children, families, workplaces and organisations, as we link to each other’s deeply held values and beliefs. We are searching for creative ways to be alongside each other, so that improvisation can take place. 

This will be an experiential, exploratory workshop, exploring and connecting personal and professional stories of supervision and practice. 

Please bring to the session: 

  • a picture of yourself to share which shows you in an unexpected way 
  • some coloured pens and scissors and paper. 

We will experiment with ways to "go on" in Wittgenstein's sense, using ideas from: 

  • positioning theory 
  • the fifth province approach 
  • the "Bells that Ring", a narrative model for group supervision 

This day is open to people from all professional groups (including those without previous systemic training) who offer clinical supervision in therapeutic contexts. 

About Karen Partridge PhD

Karen Partridge PhD is a consultant systemic psychotherapist and clinical psychologist currently working at the Tavistock Centre, London and in independent practice.  She trains and supervises health and social care professionals across a wide range of settings and client groups. She works with children, families, couples, individuals and staff groups across many different settings. Her interests include discourses in training and supervision, reflexivity and positioning, art, music, Buddhism, mindfulness and the application of systemic ideas in organisational contexts. She lives with her neurodiverse family in London. 

Book your place here.