This course is practice-oriented and especially relevant to participants who are required to work with couples and families in their professional clinical settings. The programme is offered at the intermediate level of training in systemic and family psychotherapy, which is a progression from the basic level, “Post Graduate Certificate in Systemic Thinking and Approaches – Applications in Social Work and Clinical Practice”. It provides participants with a greater understanding of the dynamics of working with couples and families from a systemic framework, and equips them with a repertoire of skills and techniques in conducting clinical sessions with couples and families.
|This course enables participants to:
|Acquire an intermediate level of theoretical and clinical training in working with couples and families, from a systemic approach.
|Develop clinical and case management skills in engaging couples and families with a range of challenging issues when working in multi-disciplinary settings.
|Increase self-reflexivity and its application in clinical practice.
|Increase awareness and management of ethical issues and dilemmas.
|Increase abilities to evaluate and critique research studies in application to clinical practice.
270 hours, 13 months (students are allowed up to 25 months to complete the course)
The course will be on Fridays, 9am-5pm. There will be 2 blocks of intensive training sessions (2 consecutive days per block) from two visiting lecturers.
2-day intensive training with visiting lecturer on specialised topics
2024 run: 05 April 2024 to 08 August 2024
2024 run: 06 September 2024 to 06 December 2024
2025: 10 January 2025 to 09 May 2025
Average Teacher-Student Ratio: 1:10
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Group supervision will be conducted in small groups (less than 10 persons) at our premise. Each group will be assigned with a supervisor for interactive and experiential learning such as group discussions, reflective exercises, audio/video-taped demonstration of clinical work, supervised practice of clinical work, and presentation of portfolio.