Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic Family Practice

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
January

Overview Updated 09/01/2020

The aims of this programme are aligned to those of NHS England and the UK Government’s Improving Access to Psychology Therapies (IAPT) for Children and Young People project (CYP IAPT). This curriculum has been developed as part of the Child and Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT). The PG Dip Systemic Family Practice curriculum complements other CYP IAPT curricula in specialist psychological therapies (CBT, run by our partner Institution in Derby, and the PG Cert Enhanced Evidence Based Interventions, run at the University of Northampton).

Course

Highlights

  • Association for Family Therapy Accredited. The Curriculum meets the highest standards, set down in the AFT ‘Blue Book’
  • Programme focuses on taking skills to an advanced level and encouraging students to develop greater expertise in chosen areas
  • The PG Dip Systemic Family Practice curriculum complements other CYP IAPT curricula in specialist psychological therapies

Additional

Information

How to apply

Please note applications for this course can only be made following successful appointment in the CAMHS workforce as a trainee Systemic Family Therapist . For further information and to register your interest please contact the programme leader Dr Jenny Tozer. Email jenny.tozer@northampton.ac.uk

Course Details

It is likely that students on this PG Dip will come from a broad range of backgrounds, and will have varied skills when they begin the programme. However, they will have shared skills as CAMHS practitioners with at least two years of practice experience. The modules are structured to support students in developing their existing skills to enable postgraduate success. The focus is on taking skills to an advanced level and encouraging students to develop greater expertise in chosen areas.

The transferable skills which are particularly emphasised on this course include the ability to critically evaluate, synthesise and apply research and theory in a practical organisational context. Students are encouraged to examine the tensions between theory and practice and to develop flexibility and creativity in applying research and theory to real-world contexts.  Students are encouraged to work in action learning sets and in reflexive and problem focused group work, building strong skills in group and team work, equipping students to facilitate group projects in a variety of employment settings.  A range of assessments that test the acquisition of particular skills at different stages are employed throughout the certificate.  These include presentations, video recordings, case studies, reflexive reports and a plan for a service evaluation.

Careers

Students who pass this course would be eligible to train as qualified family therapists and would need to only complete a further two years of part-time study to acquire a Diploma in Family Therapy from a training institutions in family therapy.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Students whose first language is not English will need to pass The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

  • You will need to have a first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent.
  • You should normally have access to a suitable context in which they work with children and young people, and to an appropriate supervisor.
  • You should hold a training in a mental health-related profession (e.g. psychology, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, special needs teaching, psychiatry, other psychotherapy, counselling).
  • Two years’ experience of working within a professional setting concerned with the mental health of children and young people.
  • Some experience of working with families.

Students who have not completed a first degree, but have a relevant qualification (e.g A Diploma in Nursing) may register for the PG Dip. In the first instance they will be registered as ‘associate students’ and will transfer to full Diploma status once they have passed their first level 7 module.

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Course Content

The use of Personal Academic Tutors processes reinforces key skills development throughout the programme. For students who are remotely located, arrangements will be made for phone or skype based contact with the PAT.

Reading List
  • An Introduction to Family Therapy, systemic theory & practice (fourth edition) by Rudi Dallos and Ros Draper
  • Family Therapy: 100 key points and techniques by Mark Rivett & Eddy Street

Fees & Funding

TBC


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Updated 09/01/2020

  • The aims of this programme are aligned to those of NHS England and the UK Government’s Improving Access to Psychology Therapies (IAPT) for Children and Young People project (CYP IAPT). This curriculum has been developed as part of the Child and Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT). The PG Dip Systemic Family Practice curriculum complements other CYP IAPT curricula in specialist psychological therapies (CBT, run by our partner Institution in Derby, and the PG Cert Enhanced Evidence Based Interventions, run at the University of Northampton).

    Course

    Highlights

    • Association for Family Therapy Accredited. The Curriculum meets the highest standards, set down in the AFT ‘Blue Book’
    • Programme focuses on taking skills to an advanced level and encouraging students to develop greater expertise in chosen areas
    • The PG Dip Systemic Family Practice curriculum complements other CYP IAPT curricula in specialist psychological therapies
  • It is likely that students on this PG Dip will come from a broad range of backgrounds, and will have varied skills when they begin the programme. However, they will have shared skills as CAMHS practitioners with at least two years of practice experience. The modules are structured to support students in developing their existing skills to enable postgraduate success. The focus is on taking skills to an advanced level and encouraging students to develop greater expertise in chosen areas.

    The transferable skills which are particularly emphasised on this course include the ability to critically evaluate, synthesise and apply research and theory in a practical organisational context. Students are encouraged to examine the tensions between theory and practice and to develop flexibility and creativity in applying research and theory to real-world contexts.  Students are encouraged to work in action learning sets and in reflexive and problem focused group work, building strong skills in group and team work, equipping students to facilitate group projects in a variety of employment settings.  A range of assessments that test the acquisition of particular skills at different stages are employed throughout the certificate.  These include presentations, video recordings, case studies, reflexive reports and a plan for a service evaluation.

    Additional

    Information

    How to apply

    Please note applications for this course can only be made following successful appointment in the CAMHS workforce as a trainee Systemic Family Therapist . For further information and to register your interest please contact the programme leader Dr Jenny Tozer. Email jenny.tozer@northampton.ac.uk

    • Students who pass this course would be eligible to train as qualified family therapists and would need to only complete a further two years of part-time study to acquire a Diploma in Family Therapy from a training institutions in family therapy.

    • You will need to have a first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent.
    • You should normally have access to a suitable context in which they work with children and young people, and to an appropriate supervisor.
    • You should hold a training in a mental health-related profession (e.g. psychology, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, special needs teaching, psychiatry, other psychotherapy, counselling).
    • Two years’ experience of working within a professional setting concerned with the mental health of children and young people.
    • Some experience of working with families.

    Students who have not completed a first degree, but have a relevant qualification (e.g A Diploma in Nursing) may register for the PG Dip. In the first instance they will be registered as ‘associate students’ and will transfer to full Diploma status once they have passed their first level 7 module.

    Read more

    Students whose first language is not English will need to pass The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

      • An Introduction to Family Therapy, systemic theory & practice (fourth edition) by Rudi Dallos and Ros Draper
      • Family Therapy: 100 key points and techniques by Mark Rivett & Eddy Street

    The use of Personal Academic Tutors processes reinforces key skills development throughout the programme. For students who are remotely located, arrangements will be made for phone or skype based contact with the PAT.

  • TBC

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour