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


Developing culturally sensitive practices to engage hard to reach clients 

Speakers: Hendrix Hammond and Derek Nasseri

Wednesday 21st April 2021  

10.00 – 16.30

Via University of Leeds online platform

The workshop is designed to give practitioners opportunities to think about how they engage adolescents from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. We will examine approaches which foster good engagement but also allow us to better understand the lived experiences of our clients.

This day will ask you to reflect on what you bring to your professional encounters; also you will discover how you can adopt a number of methods to create good therapeutic alliances with adolescents.

The training will provide you with the opportunity to develop more creative ways to engage hard to engage young people and their families. You will leave the training with several different approaches and feel better equipped to work with a diverse client group.

Derek Nasseri

Derek works across children’s social care as Systemic Lead as well as consultancy roles, in training and in independent practice. Derek initially started his career in the profession working as a mentor within a Youth Offending Team as a mentor and then later as a youth worker before working in children’s social care with care experienced children and children looked after. Since that time he has worked across many services and organisations including social care, education and CAMHS. Derek is passionate about ensuring that all children and families have fair access to services – including thinking about how services are offered and how this fits community needs. Within independent practice Derek’s specialist interests are in supporting adoptive families as well as working with young people and adults. Derek is also on the Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice at Bedfordshire University, where he is looking into the co-construction of professional identity for Family Systemic Psychotherapists from Black, Asian and Minority ethnic backgrounds.

Hendrix Hammond

Hendrix is the Systemic Practice Lead for Croydon Children Social Care Department. Prior to this role, he was the Course Director of the foundation and qualifying level training at the Institute of Family Therapy (IFT). Hendrix has a passion for supporting institutions to deliver good systemic teaching. This passion comes from witnessing first-hand how a relational framework makes a significant difference to professional practice and the lived experiences of service users who access our support. He has a wide and varied background, having started in a Youth Offending Service with ‘hard to engage’ young people with an offending history. He then worked in educational settings with families where a child had been identified with an emotional/behavioural difficulty. In this setting Hendrix noticed that fathers were often absent so he decided to take a role in working with both parents. Hendrix then moved to the Tavistock Relationships Centre (TR) where he worked as a group facilitator and supervisor running parenting groups for high conflict couples. In addition, he has worked in CAMHS undertaking mental health assessments and short-term interventions with a variety of clients.

Fees: £70 for  the workshop. 

Booking with credit card payment:  Please book via the secure online booking link.

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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.