Continuing Professional Development (short course)
10 months part-time
Module level: 6
Module credits: 30 credits
Learn the systemic approach to relationships and how they relate to people’s actions and communications. Develop different perspectives and new approaches to your work as a professional working with families, couples and individuals. Study in Huntingdon, gain a level of professional accreditation, and potentially start on the road to becoming a qualified family therapist.
This module forms the first part of our PG Cert Family Therapy and Systemic Practice course
Every individual is part of a network of significant relationships. The systemic approach explores and uses this network, looking at the beliefs which give meaning to people's actions and focusing particularly on communication. It hears people's stories and helps them to make new sense of things.
This course is for healthcare staff and other professionals who work with families, couples and individuals. It will help you get to grips with systemic working and thinking. You’ll learn different perspectives on the work you do, and a new approach to working with families, individuals and couples.
The course won’t qualify you as a family therapist, but the course is accredited by the Association of Family Therapy (AFT) and is often referred to as “foundation level training”. It’s the equivalent of the first year of four years' training to qualify as a family therapist. As it is accredited, this module can be used to access any year 2 training (often referred to as "intermediate level training" in the country.
Assessment is by one 3,000-word essay and a portfolio which includes a weekly reflective account of your learning. To comply with AFT’s requirements the course is extended, to complete in early July.
Teaching takes place in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Servies (CAMHS) Newtown Centre on Nursery Road.
Take this module as part of our PG Cert Family Therapy & Systemic Practice.
Healthcare professionals with relevant training (for example in nursing, psychology, social work, psychiatry and other medical specialties, teaching, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, counselling, and dance, drama or music therapy), or equivalent (such as substantial experience as a child and family worker, foster carer, etc).
Please note: teaching sessions take place every other Wednesday during term times between 3pm and 8pm. Delivery is face-to-face in Huntingdon.
Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for healthcare professionals, doctors, scientists and social workers in the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We've been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that our students want the very best experiential learning, and we've invested heavily in purpose-built simulated wards, science labs and skills spaces, to support your learning every step of the way.
Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
To join this course, you will:
Short course continuing professional development (1 day)
Short course continuing professional development (12 weeks)
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