The Family Therapy course is designed for professionals working in mental health and social care settings who wish to advance their knowledge and skills in working with families, couples and wider systems.
Those who are qualified as mental health nurses, GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists are eligible to apply if they have significant prior clinical experience and have completed an Association for Family Therapy Accredited Intermediate Level training in Family Therapy/ Systemic Practice or equivalent.
Graduates of the course are eligible for registration with the UK Council for Psychotherapy as Family and Systemic Psychotherapists and take up employment in NHS, Social care and Third Sector settings or practice independently.
We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.
“Our students come from a range of backgrounds, from all over the world. Some are in post already and join the course for career enhancement or progression. Some may even change profession altogether.”
Dr Grace Heaphy, Course Director
Course format and assessment
The Developing Therapist
Seminars / Tutorials (40 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (400 hours) | Self-directed study (160 hours)
Embedding the Evidence into Practice
Seminars / Tutorials (300 hours) | Self-directed study (300 hours)
Dissertation – Family Therapy
Seminars / Tutorials (50 hours) | Project Work (520 hours) | Self-directed study (30 hours)
Contact time is based on 30 academic weeks with supervised clinical practice over 48 weeks. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Please note for part time students the contact hours will be split evenly over the two years
The primary methods of assessment for this course are written examinations, coursework and practical work (presentation of clinical work- Viva Voce). The study time and assessment methods typically give an indication of what to expect. However, these may vary depending upon the modules.
The Family Therapy MSc confers eligibility for application for registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.
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