University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Systemic Practice

The Postgraduate Certificate in Systemic Practice covers the first two years of family therapy training and combines both Foundation and Intermediate level training in systemic practice. Each level of training is accredited by the Association of Family Therapy. The programme is multi-disciplinary and covers aspects of working with families in clinical settings, as well as wider applications of systemic thinking and practice. It is suitable for professionals working in psychology, nursing, psychiatry, social work, counselling, voluntary organisations and related fields. The programme is accredited by the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice and successful completion meets the training requirement for application to the qualifying course in Systemic Family Therapy leading to UKCP registration. The Leeds Family Therapy and Research Centre has been training therapists for over 20 years to help individuals, couples and families find ways of tackling their problems.

Entry requirements

Applicants must also have the opportunity to complete at least 60 hours of systemic practice in the second year of the programme and must therefore be working in a health or social care setting where this is supported.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 24 months

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0113 343 0806