Family Therapy

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 10.1 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 28.2 k / Year(s) Deadline: May 31, 2024
35 place StudyQA ranking:9582 Duration:12 months

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The programme offers a comprehensive clinical training in family therapy. You will undertake supervised clinical work with families in both adult and child mental health settings.

* Strong focus on training professionals to work within multi-disciplinary settings.
* Broad based integrative approach to evidence-based therapy.Small groups and a high level of tutor support.
* Provision of supervised clinical practice

The MSc in Family Therapy programme is designed for professionals working in a mental health setting (eg nurses, GPs, paediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists), who wish to complete their training in family therapy. They will have already completed the first two years of Family Therapy training either at the IoP or on another Association for Family Therapy accredited course, and have significant clinical experience. The MSc qualifies professionals for registration with the UK Council for Psychotherapy as a family and systemic psychotherapist. The course is accredited by the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice and the UK Council for Psychotherapy.

The programme offers a comprehensive clinical training in family therapy. You will undertake supervised clinical work with families in both adult and child mental health settings.

If you are interested in attending our course and would like to arrange a visit to the Denmark Hill Campus, please email our administrator for details:

Core programme content

* Dissertation
* Embedding the Evidence into Practice
* The Developing Therapist.

The course is delivered through lectures, small group seminars, skills development groups, case presentations and personal and professional development groups. This course includes a significant amount of live supervised clinical practice which enables students to develop their psychotherapy skills to a high level and with a range of clients. Students on the PT MSc will need to be working in a context that allows them to complete 100 clinical hours of family and couple therapy in each year of the course.

Study groups are small and there is a high level of personal attention. Lectures and discussions form the core teaching for each module. They cover the main topics and key themes in the curriculum of each module, and ideas are developed further in small group work, case analyses and student presentations. You are expected to supplement class work and lecture notes with further reading. Students find it helpful to do some preparatory reading each week.

As well as recommended references, which are linked to each weeks sessions, independent literature searches will extend your knowledge and understanding and increase your chances of success. During the first term there will be a library induction and a workshop on literature searching. Because much of the learning and teaching takes place in groups of no more than twenty students, sessions are typically interactive and student contributions are encouraged.

All students have a personal and academic tutor who will arrange appointments at least once a term. They are available at other times if you require more support. Assessment is through written assignments, examination, clinical presentation and ongoing formative assessment of practice. A key component of the programme assessment is designing, executing and writing-up a small scale research project which is submitted by the end of the first year (FT) or second year (PT). You will be assigned a dissertation supervisor. The exact amount of supervision time will vary between students but we would recommend a total contact time of between six and ten hours

More information on typical programme modules.
NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year.

* Dissertation - Family Therapy (60 Credits) - Required
* Embedding The Evidence Into Practice - Required
* The Developing Therapist (60 Credits) - Required

First degree in a relevant subject such as psychology, medicine, social work, social science, nursing studies or education and/or professional qualification in a mental health-related programme. Significant clinical experience and an intermediate qualification in family therapy is required. English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 80 (Grade A)

Some students from the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust are funded through a contract.. No scholarships are provided by the programme. Most full-time students are self-funded, funded by their NHS/HSE employer or receive external scholarships.

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