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PG Cert Family Therapy and Systemic Practice

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Introduction

If you’re committed to a career as a qualified systemic psychotherapist, or are a professional who wants to develop skills in working systemically with individuals, couples and families, our postgraduate certificate is your first step. Study flexibly over two years in Huntingdon, around your work commitments.

Our PG Cert is the first two years of a four-year qualification for Family and Systemic Psychotherapy. (Year 1 is often known as the Foundation level and Year 2 as Intermediate level.) This PG Cert provides access to the final two years of study which is the Masters programme (sometimes called “Qualifying level”).

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.

To comply with AFT’s requirements, the course is extended to complete in early July.

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Outstanding student support

Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.

Accreditation

Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice

Our PG Cert is accredited by the Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT), so you can be confident that you’re developing skills that are up-to-date and relevant for a career in family psychotherapy.

Careers

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. 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 taught at a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, 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.

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