University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Systemic Psychotherapy

The MSc Systemic Psychotherapy is a qualifying level course leading to eligibility for registration as a psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Family systems perspectives on theory and practice have been rapidly developing across a wide range of professional disciplines and practice contexts. If you work with adults, children, couples or within the family healthcare field, this is your opportunity to further your knowledge and develop the skills to practice therapeutically at a specialised and advanced level using systemic theoretical frameworks. The MSc Systemic Psychotherapy course integrates taught clinical practice, theory, personal development and research. It forms Years Three to Four of The Family Institute's psychotherapy training programme and builds on the Institute's long experience of teaching psychotherapy. It is designed to meet UKCP, UK Association for Family Therapy and European training standards.

Entry requirements

•Have successfully completed the PG Certificate in Systemic Counselling at The Family Institute in the University of South Wales or equivalent equating to completion of Association for Family Therapy Foundation and Intermediate Level Training.
•Two references uploaded with your application
•Enhanced DBS check

Course modules

Year One
•Systemic Approaches to Clinical Practice
•Systemic Psychotherapy in Context
•Integrating Systemic Theory, Practice and Research

Year Two
•Communication, Change and the Development of Therapeutic Practice
•Second-Order Cybernetics and Complex Systemic Organisation

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through lecturer/supervisor assessment, self-assessment, summative and formative assignments. Emphasis is on reflective practice. You must pass both theory and practice components of each module.

Sponsorship information



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glyntaff Campus Pontypridd CF37 4BD Wales

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