Taught course

Family Therapy and Systemic Practice

Institution
Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

You’ll normally need any UK honours degree, as this is a foundation level course. You should also have relevant professional training or equivalent such as nursing, psychology, social work, psychiatry and other medical specialties, teaching, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, counselling and dance, drama or music therapy. You’ll also need two references to comply with AFT requirements. If you’re a non-graduate you’ll have the opportunity to complete the Supplementary Profile in accordance with the University regulations with guidance from the course leader and interview. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email admissions@anglia.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

If you’re committed to a career as a qualified systemic psychotherapist then this postgraduate certificate (PG Cert) is your first stepping stone. Over two years you’ll study flexibly to fit around your work commitments. The course is also for any professional who wants to develop skills in working systemically with individuals, couples and families.

Our PG Cert is the first two years of a four-year qualification for Family and Systemic Psychotherapy. Made up of two modules, our course is accredited by the Association of Family Therapy (AFT), so you can be confident that you’re developing skills that are up-to-date and relevant for a career in family psychotherapy. Each module can be studied alone as part of your continued professional development, or they can be combined as you work towards your full training to become a qualified systemic (family) psychotherapist.

By successfully completing your PG Cert you’ll be able to continue your studies to the completion of your MSc, which will then allow you to register as a family and systemic psychotherapist, on the basis that you fulfil AFT requirements. You’ll also be able to refer to yourself as a systemic practitioner, which will be a significant addition to your professional portfolio.

Our course is carried out at a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit and we have strong links with the local mental health trust, allowing you to come into contact with a wide range of professionals already working in family psychotherapy.
Our course is suitable whatever client groups you work with and will build on your knowledge, beliefs and experiences within your own work context. You’ll develop a deep understanding of systemic thinking and practice and how to put this into practice with clients and families, exploring a range of presenting problems and contexts spanning the lifecycle from birth to old age.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Fees information

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Anglia Ruskin University Applicant Enquiries
Email
answers@anglia.ac.uk
Phone
01245 686868