Taught course

Systemic Approaches to Working with Individuals, Families and Organisations

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust · Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to: have a first degree in social work, psychology, medicine, nursing, education or any allied field, or to be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of relevant experience; be working in a setting that will allow you to apply and develop systemic ideas – a voluntary work placement is acceptable for this.

Months of entry


Course content

The course provides students with a well-developed understanding of systemic theory and practice. Students develop practice skills which can be applied to their own contexts and learn to reflect upon the personal and professional dimension of their work.

The course also provides students with a capacity to recognise multiple contexts including political and political discourses that inform their work. On completion of the course students will gain knowledge of systemic concepts which underpin their work diverse families and organisations.

If you are a professional who is working with, or would like to work with, couples, families or other organisational systems in mental health trusts, social and health care or voluntary agencies, this course is for you. You will be in one of the following roles, or a related position:

  • social worker;
  • teacher;
  • psychologist;
  • psychiatrist;
  • nurse;
  • learning mentor;
  • GP;
  • counsellor;
  • researcher.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see information on fees and funding for Tavistock and Portman students on our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Katie Oliver
+44 (0)20 8938 2213 / 2214