Taught course

Systemic Psychotherapy

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

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to: hold a professional qualification in social work, psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy, nursing or an affiliated discipline, and an honours degree; have completed, or have had the equivalent of, an intermediate level systems/family therapy training and be working with families in a therapeutic setting by the time you start studying; be employed or placed in a work setting which enables you to practise systemic psychotherapy for at least 100 hours annually while attending the course.

Months of entry


Course content

This is the UK’s first family therapy training course, run annually since 1975 and is fully accredited by the Association of Family Therapists (AFT)

This course is designed for you if you are a professional with experience of working systemically with families and individuals, or you would like to qualify as a systemic/family psychotherapist or systemic teacher.

This course will:

  • provide you with a professional qualification that enables you to register with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP);
  • develop your clinical skills as a family therapist;
  • enable you to understand the context for your work and learn consultation skills.

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