The course involves 11 days teaching days (one per-month) starting in September at the University of Bath. You are expected to complete 120 hours of independent study.
Teaching days are always on a Friday.
- Systems theory
- Genograms and mapping
- Policy, key concepts, code of conduct, research and evidence base
- Structural and Strategic approaches
- Milan and post Milan approaches
- Narrative, Solution Focused, Social Constructionist approaches
- Convening, assessment and systemic formulation
- Adapting systemic interventions to working with children
- System interventions with older adults
Read more about the course's unit content and learning outcomes.
There are four assignments:
- a 4,000-word case report
- an interview and 500-word reflection around an aspect of social difference
- a 500-word critique of a key systemic paper of your choice
- completion of a Reflexive Log
Taught by systemic therapists and professionals from different service contexts, this course attracts many visiting lecturers.
You are taught alongside Doctorate in Clinical Psychology trainees, to add to the richness of learning.
You will be able to access University of Bath resources and facilities, including a range of workshops, to improve your academic skills.
By the end of the course, you will have a firm understanding of the different schools of systemic therapy, know how they fit in historic and contemporary contexts, the theories and concepts that underpin them and key therapeutic interventions championed by each approach.
On successful completion, you will be awarded 12 University credits. You can study the foundation as a standalone course or progress onto an intermediate course at any institution where this is offered.
Many of our students are successfully selected to complete qualifying master's level training in systemic psychotherapy courses (not available at the University of Bath) and go on to become registered family and systemic psychotherapists and supervisors.