Family Therapy Foundations: Philosophy, Frameworks and Contemporary Systemic Practice

The Family Therapy Foundations training will introduce you to family therapy, its origins in systemic thinking, and its contemporary applications to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities.

This course aims to provide foundations in the rationale and history of family therapy concepts and systemic thinking, as well as core skills for diverse applications.


Self-paced online, available 24/7

Access Period

3 months


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Course Modules

  • Module 1: Systemic Thinking: From Individual to Family
  • Module 2: Foundational Ideas in Family Therapy
  • Module 3: Conducting a Family Session: Core Conceptual and Practical Skills
  • Module 4: Individual Development, Family Life Cycle and Family Therapy
  • Module 5: The Influence of Families’ Own Histories: The Generational Context
  • Module 6: Family Therapy or Family Therapies? Applying Different Frameworks and Lenses
  • Module 7: What Do I Do If…?
  • Module 8: Common Factors, Heroic Clients, and Broadening Horizons

What will you learn?

On completion of this course, you will gain foundational knowledge of:

  • The origins and evolution of key family therapy concepts and practices
  • Contemporary family therapy and systemic thinking and applications to diverse practice settings and presentations
  • Core conceptual and practice skills of family therapy

Relevant Audience

Professionals interested in understanding family therapy and systemic thinking, and their applications to enhance outcomes for individuals and families. This includes health care and allied health practitioners, supervisors, and managers from a diversity of disciplines and settings.

Expression of Interest

Family Therapy Foundations will become available later this year. Please submit your Expression of Interest and we will be in touch with you soon.