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Systemic Practice

This highly specialised course supports participants in developing a better understanding of systemic practice and systems theory.
5 day
up to 18 people face to face
Up to 15 people remotely

Learning outcomes

  • Understand systemic theory and the models e.g. Milan, structural theory, solution focused, brief therapy, strategic therapy and narrative therapy
  • Understand systemic approaches to assessment: history gathering technique, patterns and Toms’ ideas punctuation
  • Understand how systemic intervention is useful for family work: circular question, goal setting, scaling, miracle question and sculpting.


The aim of this course is to explore the fundamentals of systems theory and systematic practice as a key methodology in understanding a child’s experience, and using tools that can lead to positive outcomes for children. Through this course, families will be better supported to stay together, and practitioners will become more satisfied with their outcomes. This course focuses on the concept that every conversation is an opportunity for change and, as such, practitioners must be given the tools to become more adaptable and react to different and complex situations as they arise.

This course is delivered by our expert facilitators who will bring their first hand experience and tailor the course to suit your learning needs.

Our course covers the following topics:

  • Introduce self and aims for today
  • System theory and systemic therapy/practice in a very practical way
  • Theory to practice
  • Covering family therapy idea that are accessible to all workers
  • Tools of circular questioning
  • Reframing
  • Hypothesising
  • Genogram work
  • Structural ideas
  • Solution focused / brief therapy
  • Strategic therapy
  • Narrative therapy


Day 1 covers – System Theory, Milan ideas, Circular questioning, Reframing, Hypothesis

Day 2 covers – Structural ideas of Hierarchy, Beliefs, Values, Genograms, Sculpting, Trigger families

Day 3 covers Solutions focussed/ brief therapy, Miracle question, Goal setting, Scaling

Day 4 covers Strategic Therapy, Task oriented, Mapping, Chronology, Narrative therapy, Scripts, Narrative, Stories, Externalising problem

Day 5 is split into 2 half-day sessions (group is split into two and participants attend half a day). Reflective group supervision/ action learning sets and bring all skills together. – The aim is for participants to be give practical skills to work with families, children and young people.

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This course includes:

  • Case studies
  • Safeguarding practice reviews
  • Group work
  • Resources

Benefits of the course:

  • Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in the UK
  • No pre requisites needed to join this course
  • Delivery from professional and expert facilitators in the field
  • Certificate of completion

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