Advanced Course in the Teaching & Supervision of Systemic & Family Psychotherapy

This one-year part-time training programme enables those who successfully complete the course to apply for supervisor registration with AFT. It includes individual tutorial time, as well as requisite live supervision group experience.

Entrance Requirements

Candidates should have:

  • Completed a qualifying level training in family and systemic therapy or be able to show that they are at an equivalent level via UKCP registration.
  • Consolidated that training for at least one year.
  • Minimum two years experience of using systemic ideas in supervision.
  • Committed to regularly supervising throughout the course.
  • Committed to regularly practicing family and systemic therapy throughout the course.

Course Structure

The course will be divided into four components, in keeping with AFT standards:

  • Practice
  • Theory
  • Personal Development
  • Ethics

The course will also include two hours of individual tutorial time with each trainee, as well as a live supervision group requirement. The organisation of each group will be the responsibility of each trainee, and the group should be ready to start by the course start date. It should include a range of professionals with different levels of systemic experience, and should be recorded and brought to the course to facilitate supervision of the supervision.

A diversity of supervisory models will be explored throughout the course. The course curriculum and teaching will also facilitate discussions of diverse contexts, including gender, race and culture, disability, and sexual orientation.


Course assessment will be twofold, comprising of written assessments (including a 5000-6000 word supervision practice dissertation), and a presentation of work to a panel and examiner at the end of the course.

Programme Chair

Dr. Sondra Beres, PhD, LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Founder CPDS


Currently applications are closed. Course fee TBA.