Family Therapy and Systemic Practice PG Cert

Postgraduate (2 years part-time)

Huntingdon

September

Overview

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

Full description

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, on the basis that you fulfil AFT requirements. You’ll also be able to refer to yourself as a systemic practitioner, which will be a significant addition to your professional portfolio.

Links with industry and professional recognition

Our course is carried out at a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit 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.

Modules & assessment

Core modules

  • An Introduction to Working Systemically with Individuals, Couples and Families
    This module will introduce you to systemic ways of thinking and working and offer you a framework to enable you to consider your client work from an alternative perspective. You will have an introduction to all the main systemic models. Much of the learning will be through clinical presentations enabling you to relate theory to your practice. Successful completion of the module will form the basis for pursuing future qualification in family therapy and systemic practice, if so desired.
  • Further Developments in Systemic Practice
    The module aims are to enable you to further explore and develop your understanding of systemic ideas and techniques, utilising a broad range of seminal and current literature relating to family therapy and systemic practice. It will facilitate your application of systemic ideas and beliefs to your current workplace, to a standard that will enhance your practice. This standard will be at Master's level. This will form the basis for pursuing future qualification as a family therapist, should you so wish.

Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed in a range of ways to determine your expertise as an advanced reflective practitioner, including case and paper presentations to peers, a reflective portfolio, a case study and, at the end of the second module, a presentation to peers on a systemic concept of your choice and its application to practice. Assessment is on-going throughout the course and small group learning develops your skills with formative and informal feedback available on an ongoing basis. 

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have 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 to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support or students through their learning.

Where can I study?

Huntingdon
Teaching in Huntingdon takes place at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Servies (CAMHS) Newtown Centre on Nursery Road.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2018/19 (per year, part-time)

£1,825

How do I pay my fees?

Paying upfront

You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.

How to pay your fees directly

Funding for UK & EU students

It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.

We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Entry requirements

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Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email answers@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

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