This course is made up of two stages - Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.
You’ll study these modules:
Systemic Theory and Practice 3
This module will see you develop your knowledge of systemic theory, practice and reflexivity, to help you to become an independent, rigorous, competent, and ethical practitioner. You’ll deepen your understanding of systemic theory and practice, looking at key systemic principles and use these ideas within live supervised practice to consolidate theory practice links.
You will develop an understanding of research methodology, and consider ethical and legal frameworks for practice. We use a variety of assessment methods to respond to different learning styles. This module is assessed by the development of a research proposal and an assignment, comparing and contrasting systemic models. This module is delivered face-to-face.
Systemic Theory and Practice 4
This module looks at key systemic frameworks and their implications for practice. You will also consider how systemic ideas are applied in a variety of practice settings. Our experienced course team are joined by other experienced practitioners to offer you insights into how systemic ideas work in different practice contexts.
You will continue to develop your systemic theory knowledge and consider issues of difference, diversity, and reflexivity. This module is delivered face-to-face. This module is assessed via a presentation of your developing practice skills, and an assignment exploring a key pivotal moment in your practice development.
Systemic Personal and Professional Development 2
This module will help you develop as a reflexive practitioner by paying attention to key systemic practices. You’ll reflect upon your systemic development through the production of a practice portfolio, which you will produce from work generated from all aspects of the course, particularly your practice. This module is delivered face-to-face. Alongside space for practice and theory, you will be invited to spend time exploring personal and professional aspects of your development.
You’ll study this module:
During this triple module, you’ll consider advanced theory and practice, and master professional competencies and research methods. You’ll develop the skills needed to undertake research and write project reports.
This module is an opportunity to develop some of your interests and is assessed by a research project. Alongside this, the continued development of professional competencies, which are demonstrated within the continued development of your practice portfolio.
We have close links with Derbyshire Association for Family Therapy (DAFT) and twice yearly, course participants join the local family therapy and systemic practice network, for a day conference. These opportunities mean that we can ensure course staff and students are informed of contemporary practice developments, this can also provide you with continued professional development opportunities, beyond your formal study at the University of Derby.