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Certificate in Systemic Family Therapy February-November (2020 Expressions of Interest)
Feb 27

Certificate in Systemic Family Therapy February-November (2020 Expressions of Interest)

Start Date
27 February 2020 9:00 AM
End Date
30 November 2020 4:00 PM

This one year course is split across two semesters, initially providing monthly face to face interactive training sessions, followed by a semester of small group supervision and webinars. Group supervision will be provided either face to face and/or via teleconference (webinar or Skype) depending on group needs, with additional webinars on special topics relating to family practice.

This course will provide participants with a thorough understanding of the core concepts of systemic family therapy theory and practice. Students will be provided with online readings, study guide and self-directed learning tasks to supplement the face to face lectures. There is an emphasis on experiential learning with students actively involved in small group activities including role play practice, case review, exposure to videos of the masters of family therapy and self refection of the application of theory in clinical practice. Students will initially be introduced to the core ideas and skills of family systems theory and review in further detail the major models of contemporary family therapy.

Who is this course for? 

This course is suitable for a wide range of professionals including psychologists, social workers, nurses, doctors, occupational therapists and counsellors who want to broaden their knowledge and skills of systemic family therapy with the aim to improve the way they work within a family focussed and inclusive model of practice. Applicants are required to have undergraduate or postgraduate qualifications.


Whilst it is not a pre-requisite to be currently working with families, participants need to be currently working in a counselling role.

Learning Goals: 

By the end of the course participants will have advanced their professional knowledge, skills and confidence in how to assess and formulate treatment interventions considering family and wider systems and the infuence of multigenerational patterns of interaction.

Topics include:

• Understanding family of origin and multigenerational patterns
• Understanding the influence of family relationships, rules and systems patterns
• Conducting family interviews; goal setting and systemic formulation and treatment planning
• Understanding and applying circular questions
• Using genograms as a family assessment tool for change
• Integrating family therapy as evidence based practice
• Trouble shooting in family work and developing skills to work with part and whole family groups • Working with complex child and adolescent mental health presentations
• Using family interviewing in adult mental health.

Staff : 

Christine Senediak, Snr Clinical Psychologist, Director, Clinical Supervision Services and Sydney Family Therapy Training Institute; Dr Glenn Larner, Snr Clinical Psychologist; Ron Perry, Counselling Psychologist/OAM; Andrea Worth, Snr Social Worker (and invited lecturers)


Crow’s Nest (St Leonards Railway station 5 minute walk or parking station nearby)


Semester 1 - February to July 2020 - last Thursday of each month, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Semester 2 - Supervision times by negotiation with students, beginning August 2020; webinars to be advised.

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Full Fee: $3000.00 if paid in full prior to 11th Jan 2020 (saving $500.00) $1750.00 per semester if paid in 2 x instalments

Semester 1 payment due: 25th January 2020 Semester 2 payment due: 26th July 2020

Payment is not required until you are offered a place in the program. Please allow two weeks for processing.


Complete the application form with CV online or send to


Expressions of Interest 2020

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Event Type
Family Therapy 1 Year Course
Accreditation Available
90 CPD points
Event Location
Mary MacKillop Conference Centre
10 Mount Street
North Sydney NSW 2060

Monday 9th Dec 2019 - Tuesday 10th Dec 2019
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