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Introduction to Family Therapy and Systemic Practice - Level 6 - AC6663

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About this course

This course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

Please note this module offers a variety of intake dates. Submit your application for the default month, which appears on the book now page, and indicate your preferred intake in the personal statement section from the date(s) listed in the orange box on this page. Your programme support team will be in touch to confirm your actual start date in due course. For further queries, please contact us by emailing hs.cipdinfo@northumbria.ac.uk.

Designed to appeal to a wide range of professionals, this module provides an introduction to family therapy and systemic practice. Through studying this module you will have the opportunity to explore how systemic practice and family therapy approaches offer a framework for effective and creative ways to work with individuals, couples and families as well as professional networks, organisations and wider communities. The Introduction to Family Therapy and Systemic Practice module is relevant to people from a range of agency contexts and professional disciplines including; social work, mental health nursing, psychology, occupational therapy, counselling, health visiting, education, psychological therapists and mental health professionals.

This course wouild suit a wide range of healthcare, social work and education professionals and covers the following topics:

  • Systemic thinking and systemic theory.
  • Influential ideas in the field of family therapy and systemic practice.
  • More recent developments.
  • Approach, method and technique in relation to working systemically (theory to practice).
  • Working within an ethical framework.

Learn from the Best

Senior lecturer in Family Therapy Margaret Dimmock joined the University in 2013 and is currently a Programme Leader for the Systemic Family Practice pathway of the Children and Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Project.

Margaret is also a member of the Association for Family therapy (AFT) and is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a Systemic Family Therapist and Supervisor. She worked for 14 years as a Family Therapist and Systemic supervisor both in the NHS and private sector. In addition, research interests have included working with autistic spectrum assessment and exploring coping strategies for young people who self harm.

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

 

Teaching and Assessment

During this module you will engage in a range of learning and teaching activities including lectures, seminars, tutorials and guided learning. You will undertake classroom-based discussions and case study presentations. Much of your learning will be experiential in the form of skills practice/ role play and receiving and providing peer feedback and so developing an ethos of collaborative/ peer working. You will be expected to engage with directed independent study tasks in relation to the integration of concepts and approaches introduced within the module, in the context of your work – place/ organisation.

You will be assessed by assignment, presentations and participation in group work.

 

Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

 

Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

 

Give Your Career an Edge

This introduction to Family Therapy and Systemic Practice module orientates you to key issues and ideas in the field of systemic theory, practice and research as well as introducing you to key practice methods, techniques and skills which can be applied in your work setting.

 

Your Future

This accredited module can count towards the BSc in Practice Development (20 credits)

Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Start April 2018

This course wouild suit a wide range of healthcare, social work and education professionals and covers the following topics:

  • Systemic thinking and systemic theory.
  • Influential ideas in the field of family therapy and systemic practice.
  • More recent developments.
  • Approach, method and technique in relation to working systemically (theory to practice).
  • Working within an ethical framework.

 

Previous evidence of level 5 study.

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