Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Module code: MOD003208
Module level: 6
Module credits: 30 credits
Course duration: 15 sessions plus 2 skills afternoons.
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. 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 & 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 it does have dual accreditation with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Association of Family Therapy (AFT). It’s the equivalent of the first year of four years' training to qualify as a family therapist – so it’s ideal for anyone who would like to go on to do that.
You’ll submit one 3,000-word essay and a portfolio which includes an 1,800-word reflective account of your learning. Additionally, to comply with the professional bodies (UKCP and AFT), you'll attend two skills-based sessions in June and July.
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).
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
If you require NHS contract funding, please speak to your manager before applying.
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